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The paper is based largely on a desk review of existing policy documents and targeted interviews of key individuals within the MNKOAL as well as other actors perceived to be critical in determining the content and direction of national development and climate change policy. These include the Ministry of State for Planning, National Development and Vision 2030, the Ministry of Agriculture, the Ministry of Livestock Development, Vision 2030 Delivery Secretariat, Agricultural Sector Coordination Unity (ASCU), the Kenya Livestock Marketing Council (KLMC) and Pastoralists Parliamentary Group (PPG). Also included in the interviews were development partners and civil society organizations engaged in ASALs-related policy work.
The place and role of the arid and semi-arid lands (ASALs) of Kenya in national development, and lately, climate change adaptation, has been a matter of significant debate. The debate has revolved around the contribution of these lands to the national economy and development on the one hand, and the extent to which the populations living in these lands have benefitted from processes of national development to-date on the other hand. With the emergence of climate change as a major development…