Kenya Ranks second in Disaster Preparedness — Research reveals

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Kenya has been ranked the second-highest in Africa in its readiness to prepare for and respond to major disruptions such as climate change, technology, and geopolitics

A research carried out by KPMG, a multinational professional services network and audit firm, indicated that Kenya ranks 59th out of 140 countries globally.

In a report dubbed KPMG Change Readiness Index (CRI) that measured how governments, people and civil groups adapt to these unavoidable changes.

First on the continent is Mauritius, which ranked 34th Globally, and trailing behind Kenya is Rwanda, which was placed 70th globally.

Other countries ranked; Uganda (99th), Tanzania (100th), Burundi (128th) and South Sudan (139th).

“Kenya improved her ranking by moving eight places up to position 59 compared to position 67 attained last year. Rwanda slipped to position 70 compared to position 46 last year, and Uganda recorded the biggest drop in the region to rank at position 99 compared to position 66 attained during last year’s index,” analyses the report, now in its fourth year of biannual publication.

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