Drought cuts across sectors and requires support from both national and international pertners. The following projects, financed by the Government and international partners, are helping NDMA to realise its mandate:

1. Kenya Rural Development Programme 

Kenya Rural Development Programme (KRDP) is a broad sector-wide programme funded by the European Union. The programme focuses on securing long-term food security in Kenya through improved agricultural productivity and better responses to drought and improved livelihoods in arid and semi-arid lands (ASALs).

The following KRDP projects targeting Kenya's arid and semi-arid lands (ASALs) are implemented under the National Drought Management Authority (NDMA):

  • Kenya Rural Development programme-ASAL Drought Management
  • Kenya Rural Development programme-ASAL Drought Contingency Fund

2. Hunger Safety Net Programme (HSNP) 

This project is financed by DFID to reduce extreme hunger and vulnerability of the poorest households through the regular payment of an unconditional cash transfer. It ensures effective, financially secure and well-targeted use of safety net and cash transfer programmes to support some of the most vulnerable and poor in Kenya. It is currently in four counties namely Turkana, Marsabit, Wajir and Mandera;

3. Climate Adaptation (ADA Consorteum)

The Adaptation consortium is a four-year Department for International Development (DFID) funded initiative that is central to the National Drought Management Authority strategy. The consortium funded under Strengthening Adaptation and Resilience to Climate Change in Kenya plus (StARCK+) aims at preparing county government access global climate finance fund in support of adaptation and climate resilient development and to mainstream mechanisms that allow communities to prioritise investments in public goods that build their resilience to climate change.


4. United Nations Development Programme 

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) works towards strengthening the resilience of communities affected by climate change risks and disasters through a number of projects implemented by the National Drought Management Authority (NDMA). The projects aim at promoting national institutional and policy frameworks and infrastructure for disaster risk mitigation while working with vulnerable communities to reduce the impacts and risks of natural and man-made disasters in Kenya by supporting recovery, stabilization of livelihoods and protection and empowerment of vulnerable groups. .

The following UNDP projects are implemented under the National Drought Management Authority (NDMA):