Droughts and floods to be prioritised in development agenda
SEE ALSO :Kenya to gain from satellite data“In response, the Government has prioritised drought and floods in our development agenda and is one of the key flagship projects under the Kenya Vision 2030, and the current Medium-Term Plan III (2018-2022)," he said. "Several county governments have also integrated climate hazards in their County Integrated Development’s Plans (CIDPs),” Mr Rotich said. The CS spoke at Nairobi's Hilton Hotel during the Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA) annual regional conference. The theme for the three-day conference was 'Building Resilience to Mitigate the Impact of Drought and Floods'. The CS admitted that Kenya used reactive and short-term measures in response to disasters, blaming it on policy. He, however, promised that this would change following the adoption of the National Disaster Risk Management Policy by Cabinet. The policy will serve “as the overarching framework on disaster risk management for the country". The policy aims to transform Kenya into a safe and disaster resilient nation.
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