An adaptation village is a systematic support to communities that aims at training, technology transfer, and skills development for the purposes of driving climate change resilience at the community level. The system enables the communities to cope with emerging trends implicated by climate change. NEMA has established 50 Adaptation Villages in 14 Counties spread across the country. Each of the Counties has one or more programs that are
implemented by each of the ten executing entities. The Counties include; Embu, Garissa, Kajiado, Kilifi, Homabay, Kitui, Kisumu, Kwale, Laikipia, Machakos, Makueni, Marsabit, Muranga, Taita Taveta and Wajir
An adaptation village consists of the following; a solarised borehole, elevated water tanks, a water kiosk,
a sanitation block, a community training hall, and a demonstration site. The village acts as a center for the transfer of knowledge and expertise to the community to help them adapt to climate change.
Keriako Tobiko led an inspection exercise in one of the adaptation villages in Mashuuru, Kajiado
County. CS Tobiko urged the locals to prioritize environmental protection and integrate it into their ‘Maasai’ culture. He opined that environmental degradation has been an issue in the larger Kajiado County and the communities need to take charge of their environment. Speaking during the inspection exercise, NEMA
Chairman, Eric Mungai stated that NEMA will build the capacity of the community around the Adaptation Village in Mashuuru to enable them to learn from other successful projects countrywide and improve their livelihoods
through the integration of pastoralism and farming. The NEMA Director General, Mamo B. Mamo was represented by the NIE Coordinator, Wangari Kirumba who stated that the Authority has established 50 Adaptation Villages in 14 Counties in Kenya through the adaptation Fund program. The borehole drilled at Mashuuru has a capacity to produce 24 cubic meters of water which is sufficient for the locals’ needs. The water together with other infrastructure of the project will enable the locals to water their animals as well as undertake to farm.