Around 80% of Kenya’s population is rural and dependent on agriculture for basic livelihoods – and 98% of this is rain-fed and hence highly sensitive to fluctuations in the weather and climate. This makes the country and its people highly vulnerable to climate change. In recent years, Kenya has increasingly been affected by floods and droughts and as a consequence has cost the economy as much as $0.5 billion per year.
CDKN has been active in Kenya since 2011. The goal of our country programme is to contribute to a future where national and subnational levels of Government promote climate compatible development. We also aim to work with diverse stakeholders to help implement Kenya’s National Climate Change Action Plan.