Kenya

Ending Drought Emergencies: Common Programme Framework for Human Capital

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This is the third of six common programme frameworks that have been developed to operationalise the Ending Drought Emergencies (EDE) Medium Term Plan, which is an integral part of the Kenya Vision 2030 Second Medium Term Plan for 2013-17.

The status of social services in arid and semi-arid areas is generally well below that in the rest of Kenya. These counties have some of the lowest human development indicators in the country. Service provision has been under-resourced by the government, to the extent that critical services are irregular, unreliable and inadequate, of low quality, and too distant from those who need them.

The aim of this common programme framework is to develop a healthy, skilled, innovative, resourceful and motivated human capital which thus provides a strong foundation to increase resilience to drought. The framework has an integrated focus on basic social services, including health, nutrition, WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene), and education, including adult literacy and early childhood development (ECD).

There are three components: the first seeks to increase the number and capacity of appropriately trained and experienced professionals working in the region; the second will integrate alternative interventions into existing systems of service provision, including through the use of technology, so that service delivery is more appropriate to the regional context; and the third will increase demand for quality services through community education and empowerment.

This is a five-year framework with a budget of Kshs. 15,849 million.