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Vision, Mission & Core Values

Vision, Mission & Core Values


A champion on regional Integration for sustainable Development and improved livelihoods of all Kenyans.


To deepen and widen East African Integration for sustainable Development and improved livelihoods of all Kenyans


The mandate of the State Department is to formulate and implement policies and strategies that fast-track development of ASAL areas to reduce inequalities and vulnerabilities.

Core Values

  • Customer focus:  The State Department is committed to uphold customer driven and focused service delivery.
  • Results-Oriented: The State Department shall relentlessly pursue timely attainment of targeted results at all levels through high level of coordination, and networking
  • Teamwork: The State Department shall promote collaborative efforts of all actors to achieve a common goal. 
  • Professionalism and Ethical practices: All staff shall uphold high moral standards and professional competence in service delivery.
  • Participation and Inclusiveness: The State Department is committed to consultations, joint and comprehensive partnership in all its affairs.


  • Arid and Semi-Arid Lands Policy
  • Cordination of Planning,and Development for Arid and Semi-Arid Lands.
  • Implementation of Special Programmes for Development of Arid and Semi-Arid Areas.
  • Implementation of Arid and Semi-Arid Lands Programmes.
  • Co-ordinating Research for sustainable Arid and Semi-Arid Lands Resource Management,Development and Livelihoods.
  • Promotion of Livestock Development, Marketing and Value addition of Resources within Arid and Semi-Arid Areas.
  • Enhancing Livelihood Resilience of Pastoral and Agro Pastoral Communities.
  • Co-ordinating Responses Against Drought and Desertification.
  • Peace Building and Conflict Management within Arid and Semi-Arid Areas
  • Management and Promotion of Integrated Cross Border Activities in identified ASAL Counties
  • Regional Development Policy implementation,oversight and management
  • Co-ordination of Regional Development Authorities.