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Welcome to The National Council for Nomadic
Education in Kenya webiste
Kuno Primary School KUNO school community are key stakeholders in the integrated project
that aims to avail clean and portable water, adequate food and energy as
key components of the NIWFESS programme
Piloting of Sorghum to assess its
yield potential
Experimenting agro forestry potential A selection of cereal and leguminous crop were established at KUNO primary school in November 2019.
The Agroforestry tree used is the Gliricidia sepium which performed extraordinarily well.
Girlchild Education Ensuring that the girlchild has access to education and are able to transition
from primary school to secondary and all the way to college.

To coordinate and strengthen the management, administration and delivery of quality basic education to populations in the ASAL areas, pockets of poverty regions and urban informal settlements of Kenya.


A well–educated population in the ASAL areas, pockets of poverty regions and urban informal settlements proactively engaged in the transformation of Kenya

Core Values

In carrying out its mandate, the Council upholds the following core values: Respect for the right of the child

who we are

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. Further, the Council was established under Section 94 of the Basic Education Act of 2013 and officially launched in May 2015. The Council is a Semi-Autonomous Government Agency in the Ministry of Education.



NIWFESS stands for the NACONEK Integrated Water Food and Energy Solutions for Schools This framework was birthed after thorough surveys and on-the-ground site visits were done to assess what are the key issues in 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 through intervening with three keys pillars a steady supply and availability of water, food, and energy.

NACONEK'S Jurisdiction
Nomadic Counties
Pockets of Poverty
Urban Informal
Training Facilities

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

Educational Development

Provide a road map for developing education in nomadic regions.

Resource Sharing

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

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.