Kenya Climate Vulnerability Profile
This vulnerability profile provides an overview of USAID program vulnerabilities for Kenya. Key sectors in Kenya that are vulnerable to climate changes include agriculture, water resources, health, and ecosystems. Increased rainfall variability and shifts in the frequency, intensity, and duration of droughts can reduce agricultural and horticultural crop production or affect grazing potential impacting food security with additional indirect impacts on food accessibility, livelihoods, and income. Water resources are concentrated in five drainage basins in areas subject to frequent droughts and floods and therefore vulnerable to further changes in climate variability. Additionally, changes in temperature and precipitation will likely affect vectors for diseases such as malaria, especially in high altitude areas. Kenya currently has the highest number of adaptation projects in East Africa and the Government of Kenya has initiated activities to determine vulnerability and adaptation priorities.Find other country and regional climate risk management resources here.