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Kenya: The current drought situation in Baringo

Baringo County has always been prone to drought. In August 2016, a formal early warning declaration was issued by inter-national organizations predicting that counties in northern Kenya will be affected by prolonged episodes of drought. Two Months later, approximately 24,000 people face acute starvation. The severity of the drought is likely to increase immediately after May 2017, if the amount of rain received stays below average. But why do we witness a looming crisis when the system sounds effective enough to assist in early planning and response? more…

Country Reports | February 20, 2017

Food Security Mapping and Analysis Report

In the mid year of 2016, KAS Kenya commissioned the food security stakeholder mapping study that extensively identified and outlined functions of existing policies and institutions charged with ensuring food security in Baringo and West Pokot counties of Kenya. Findings of the study indicated that the two target counties were generally food insecure with the existing strategies applied by state and non-state actors being fairly effective, efficient and sustainable in averting food insecurity and disasters such as drought. more…

Country Reports | February 7, 2017

DISSEMINATION SEMINAR ON EARLY WARNING SYSTEM(S) ANALYSIS AND FOOD SECURITY MAPPING REPORT FOR BARINGO COUNTY

Within the Months of April, May and June 2016, KAS with her partners conducted an Early Warning system analysis and a food security mapping and analysis study in West Pokot and Baringo Counties with the aim of identifying policy issues, actors, structures, and policies among others in the field of food security. more…

Event Reports | October 10, 2016

Capacity Building of West Pokot and Baringo County administrators on integrated-food-security-programming

Understanding strategies for disaster management, drought and famine early warning and food and nutrition security for improved crisis prevention and county planning. more…

Event Reports | August 11, 2016

Empowering Women in Leadership Positions on Land Rights: Workshop in West Pokot

KAS enhances women’s knowledge about the social and political implications regarding land rights

From 29th to 31st May 2016, KAS in partnership with SIKOM - The Peace Network for Development, organized a workshop for 32 county stakeholders, CSO representatives and representatives of women groups and land right institutions from West Pokot County in Teacher’s Plaza in Kapenguria. The event was a follow-up activity on other trainings on land rights implemented by KAS in the year 2015 and sought to provide the former participants with a platform to reunite again to jointly deliberate on the specific issue of women’s land rights. more…

Event Reports | June 24, 2016