Policy for nomadic education in Kenya

The Revised Policy Framework for Nomadic Education in Kenya (2015, 32pp) issued by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology is an updated version of the 2009 version of the policy framework, revised to reflect the structural and socioeconomic changes that took place in Kenya since 2009, e.g. the devolved governance structures, the bill of rights and the new Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASALs) transformative structures that required a coordinated approach to issues affecting the ASALs.

The revised policy aims at addressing three main challenges in the pastoral nomadic counties:

  1. How to close the gap between these regions and the rest of the country in terms of access, quality, relevance and gender disparities in education;
  2. How to protect the environment and institutional arrangements in these regions, which are so essential to economic productive systems and way of life in ASAL areas and to promote sustainable development; and
  3. How to coordinate education programmes and mobilise additional supportive investment in education in these regions.

In order to put the agenda of nomadic education into Kenya’s socioeconomic and political focus, the Government set up a National Council for Nomadic Education in Kenya to coordinate efforts towards quality education for all in nomadic communities.

Posted on 27 November 2016 in Pastoralism & Services