We aspire to meet the education needs of the nomadic regions, Pockets of Poverty areas and Urban Informal Settlements of Kenya

About Us

The establishment of National Council for Nomadic Education in Kenya (NACONEK) was informed by twin documents of Nomadic Education in Kenya, 2010 and Session Paper No. 14 of 2012.

Our Mandate

Our core mandate is to Initiate the development, implementation and review of policies on all matters relating to education in the ASAL areas, Pockets of Poverty regions and Urban Informal Settlements of Kenya.

The Council

The Council aspires to meet the education needs of the nomadic regions, Pockets of Poverty areas and Urban Informal Settlements.

Our Strategic Direction

Training Facilities

Set strategic direction for the development of educational and training facilities among nomadic communities

Resource Sharing

Provide a framework for harnessing resources at the national and international levels;

Educational Development

Provide a road map for developing education in nomadic regions.

Public Participation

Reverse the decline in participation in education in these regions; and Provide credible evidence (data/information) that is accessible and usable for decision-making and programming.

Our Programmes

Low Cost Boarding

The Kenyan government through the Sessional Paper No.1 of 2005 put up LCBS in
the ASAL to enhance access and equity in education. Despite the effort many children in the Asal’s are still out of school due to emerging challenges.




NIWFESS stands for the NACONEK Integrated Water Food and Energy Solutions for Schools This framework was developed  after thorough surveys and on-the-ground site visits were done to assess what are the key issues hindering achieving quality education in Arid and Semi-Arid Lands and Pockets of Poverty regions in Kenya. It aims to create an environmentally and economically sustainable environment to deliver quality education. Improving access, retention, transition, completion and increased academic performance of pupils in the ASALs and PoPs 


Alternative Provision of Basic Education and Training (APBET) was developed in 2009 as an intervention to facilitate access to quality basic education and training services for the hard to reach communities. The challenge of illiteracy is particularly acute in informal urban settlements, arid and semi-arid lands and in pockets of poverty across the country. It is mainly in these environs that Alternative Provision of Basic Education and Training (APBET) institutions have emerged as viable options of responding to educational needs of children, youth and adults who are unable to join formal educational institutions.


The national government commits to strengthening the National School Meals and Nutrition Programme. The government aims to ensure that all children in pre-primary and primary schools receive at least one nutritious meal per school day. This strategy provides a nationwide framework that underpins the design of school meals at both national and sub-national levels. This strategy is backed by the Kenyan Constitution (2010), which expressly recognizes access to food as a human right.  


Why School Feeding Program

Special Edition

School feeding is the costliest element of the integrated
package but is cost-effective because of the multiple benefits
it achieves

Our Partners