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  • 2021

Positioning Frontier County Governments for Future Pandemics, Natural Disasters, and Human-made Crises

One year since the first case of the COVID-19 pandemic was discovered in Kenya, the national and
county governments are still reeling from its effect. Both National and County governments have
been disrupted in terms of objectives, operations, and development progress. The situation is even
worse for frontier counties, which are consistently faced by other shocks, including
floods, locusts, drought, and food insecurity.

  • Articles
  • PREG

Building Resilience to Recurrent Crisis

In September 2011, at the Nairobi Summit on the Horn of Africa Crisis, African leaders called for a new approach to addressing recurrent crisis in the region. Based on the widespread recognition that current trends and past experience dictated a new approach, the Joint Declaration from this summit called on development partners to “walk” and ”work” with African leaders to support long-term programs and strategies to build resilience.

  • Data and Measures
  • November 2015
  • PREG

Common Programme Framework for Ending Drought Emergencies

The 2010-11 crisis in the Horn of Africa proved to be a turning point in drought management. It generated a commitment from governments
and their partners not just to improve their future response once drought arises but to address the challenge of growing vulnerability. This emphasis on the structural causes of drought emergencies is the principal point of departure from previous drought management efforts in Kenya.