Ewaso Ng’iro North River Basin Development Authority was established in 1989 with a mandate to plan, co-ordinate, and implement development projects and programmes in the Ewaso Ng’iro North River Basin. The Basin covers 36.4% of Kenya land surface of which 92% of the basin is Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASAL) and has an estimated population of 4 million Kenyans. The basin is richly endowed with various natural resources ranging from large tracks of natural forest, rich diversity of flora and fauna, marine resources, oil, minerals as well as natural gas. The unique ecological and climatic conditions present diverse investment opportunities for socio-economic development.
Consistent with the Authority’s mandate, ENNDA has been spearheading public investments in sustainable and equitable manner within the basin through planning and implementation of integrated, multi-sectoral and strategic national programs and projects.
Despite the interventions, the local communities living within the basin still face various challenges hindering socio-economic development. They include alternating droughts and floods as a result of effects of climate change, Land and ecosystems degradation, inadequate water infrastructure to supports irrigation and livestock rearing and unsustainable utilization of the existing natural resources. These has further resulted to low agricultural productivity leading to food insecurity, loss of natural biodiversity, livestock and wildlife to droughts and loss of human lives.
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In its endeavors towards achieving its vision, ENNDA hasimplemented various basin wide programmes and projects these include:-
The project has the following components:-
Development of water facilities has improved the quality of potable water and reduced walking distances for both children and women and reduced the death of animals
We are committed to upholding the following core values as the guiding principles for the operations of ENNDA:
The purpose of this Strategic Plan is to create short- and long–range interventions that will enable ENNDA to identify, evaluate and explore opportunities for continuous growth and sustainability. The Strategic Plan will create focus in the Authority’s operations while at the same time enabling it to achieve competitiveness in the regional development sector.
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Implementation is the doing part of the Strategic Plan that describes the speciﬁc actions that needs to pursued by different actors. Speciﬁc time lines have been detailed against the activities with the outputs and budget clearly stipulated. The success of implementation will be dependent on institutionalizing the process so that the plan can have a life of its own.
The participation of all the stakeholders will be a critical factor for successful implementation of the plan. There should be supportive structure, culture and systems for realization of the set outputs.
To coordinate poverty alleviation, employment creation, social integration, community empowerment, political development, environment management and socio-economic development programmes and projects;
To promote and facilitate sustainable livelihoods through undertaking projects which enhance food production and accessibility for all within the region;
To promote and coordinate community capacity building and development projects in the region; To establish a mechanism for ensuring equitable compensation and beneﬁt sharing for the local communities arising from the economic exploitation of resources in the region;
To promote resource based investment while encouraging efﬁcient and effective utilization of such resources; To initiate and market multi-sectoral development projects; Institutionalise Early Warning Systems (EWS) in all development programmes in the Basin
To plan, coordinate, promote and implement development programmes and resource based investments in the region in an integrated, multi-sectoral approach, so as to ensure equitable social economic development in the region.