Ewaso Ng’iro North Development Authority (ENNDA) was established on 1st December 1989 through the Ewaso Ng’iro North River Basin Development Authority Act CAP 448 of the Laws of Kenya. ENNDA is amongst 6 basin development authorities namely; Lake Basin Development Authority, Kerio Valley Development Authority, Tana and Athi Rivers Development Authority, Coast Development Authority and Ewaso Ng’iro South Development Authority
To be the leading organization, in providing sustainable, and equitable integrated development
To promote sustainable and equitable integrated development in the Ewaso Ng’iro North River Basin and its catchment area through integrated development planning, research and studies, implementation of integrated/multipurpose programmes and projects and establishment of resource based enterprises.
We are committed to upholding our core values as the guiding principles for the operations of ENNDA:
OUR MANDATE & AREA OF JURISDICTION
The Authority’s mandate is to plan, co-ordinate and implement development projects and programmes, in the Ewaso Ng’iro North basin and catchment areas.
OUR CURRENT PRIORITY AREAS & PRODUCTS.
EWASO NGIRO NORTH GUM ARABIC & GUM RESINS DEVELOPMENT PROJECT:
To improve the economic standards of the local communities in the basin through rehabilitation, development, values addition and sustainable production of gums and resins
Ewaso Ngi’ro River is the backbone to the pastoralist communities, wildlife and the entire flora and fauna associated with and within it. The River supports livelihoods of approximately four (4) million people from upstream, middle and downstream.
The Ewaso Ngi’ro River finds its source on the north-western slopes of the iconic Mt Kenya and Aberdare ranges, and flows through Kenya’s highlands of Nyandarua, Nyeri, and Meru and through arid and semi-arid lands of Laikipia, Samburu, Isiolo and Garissa Counties into the Merti Aquifer and Lorian Swamp in Wajir County, after which it passes through Somalia, joining the Jubba River. Marsabit County becomes part of the basin by virtue of seasonal Melgis River draining to Ewaso Ngi’ro River.
The Camel Caravan 2021, advocates for protection and restoration of Ewaso Ng'iro, river ecosystem, securing livelihoods and promoting peaceful Co-existence amomg the communities.
The river is a lifeline for over 4 million people in the 9 counties, now on the verge of drying up.
# Camel Caravan 2021 succeful and colourful launched at Gafarsa. The 6 days advocacy walk was aimed at conservation and restoration of Ewaso Ng'iro River. Shade trees and fruit trees were planted in schools and farms along the river.