The Disaster Management (DM) Programme is responsible for programming in the areas of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), Climate Change Adaptation (CCA), Food Security and Livelihood and Environmental Management and Rehabilitation (EMER). This programme seeks to contribute to community resilience during disasters and is dedicated to strengthening institutional capacity and that of the most vulnerable communities.
The Food Security and Livelihood Strategy also seeks to contribute to community resilience through strengthening/ protecting livelihoods assets, and reduction of root causes of vulnerability factors. KRCS through the department has been working with the communities in mainly Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASAL) counties to provide relief and recovery support for the last ten years.
The department scaled up its programmes to address underlying causes of vulnerabilities focusing on long-term solutions. This includes an integrated approach in project design focusing on food security, water and sanitation, health and climate change adaptation. Early warning is incorporated in programmes to ensure that scientific and indigineous methods are used to inform early action.