The National Drought Management Authority Act (2016) mandates the Authority to exercise overall coordination over all matters relating to drought risk management and to establish mechanisms, either on its own or with stakeholders, that will end drought emergencies in Kenya.



To be a world-class authority in drought management and climate change adaptation for sustainable livelihoods



To provide leadership and coordination of Kenya's effort in the management of drought risks and enhancing adaptation to climate change


Core values

  • Committed to results
  • Integrity and accountability
  • Responsive to the needs of vulnerable groups
  • Empowering and participatory approach
  • Transformative innovation
  • Respect for diversity