Kenya is extremely susceptible to climate-related events and such events pose a serious threat to the socio-economic development. With climate change projections indicating a rise in frequency and severity of extreme events, the Government of Kenya set out to tackle these challenges in a systemic manner. A National Climate Change Response Strategy (NCCRS) was published in April 2010. The National Adaptation Plan (NAP) built on the NCCRS to include adaptation plans; ongoing, planned and recommended for Kenya.
With an economy heavily reliant on agriculture, Kenya must incorporate climate change into national development plans. A NAP was needed to identify priority adaptation actions with supporting information on context, current status of activities, lead agency to take priority actions forward, stakeholder support required, indicative timeframe, costs (where available) and immediate next steps also provided.
LTS’s approach to developing the NAP included:
Value and benefits
A clear NAP that provides accurate information on the adaptation levels of Kenya and provides well-defined recommendations for future actions. The NAP solidifies that adaptation is the key priority for Kenya with the goal being “Enhanced resilience towards the attainment of Vision 2030.”
For further information please see the Government of Kenya’s Climate Change Action Plan website here.
The Executive Summary of the National Climate Change Adaptation Plan 2013-2017 is now available for download here.