Assessment of Kenya's preparedness to disasters caused by natural hazards: floods, drought and disease outbreak

This report examines both human and animal disease outbreaks

Abstract

This report details the findings of a study on Kenya’s preparedness for floods, drought and disease outbreaks – human and animal. It looks at preparedness at the national and subnational level focusing on Mandera and Migori counties. The authors assess preparedness under different frameworks:

  • governance and legal
  • preparedness capacity
  • linkages to international processes of disaster preparedness
  • financial allocations to preparedness.

The report presents case studies on disaster preparedness at the county level. Mandera County is classified as arid and semi-arid and is prone to droughts. Migori is prone to floods.

There is also a 7 page briefing note which summaries the findings from this report - Assessment of Kenya’s preparedness to disasters caused by natural hazards: floods, drought and disease outbreak. Briefing Note

This research was supported by the Department for International Development’s Strengthening Research Systems for Poverty Reduction in East Africa programme

Citation

Development Initiatives. Assessment of Kenya’s preparedness to disasters caused by natural hazards: Floods, drought and disease outbreak: Report. Development Initiatives, Bristol, UK (2017) 47p

Assessment of Kenya’s preparedness to disasters caused by natural hazards: floods, drought and disease outbreak. Report

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