Africa's governments should "put resolute actions in favour of water and should confront the immediate challenges of scarcity of safe and clean water." a plea by Hon. Kibaki at the opening of the 6th Africa Water Week (AWW) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
On 17 March, IRC made a key presentation on factors that enhance and hinder effective WASH in school programs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in The Hague. This was for a Kenyan delegation from Nakuru who were in the Netherlands for the Football for Water programme.
As a result of Africasan Award for Youth going to Maji na Ufanisi for its work with Kongowea Youth, Mombasa County Government has decided to invest $2 milllion within the next one year to extend the initiative of youth managing WASH.
How do you set up a reliable water supply system when an area is facing ten months of extreme drought every year? How do you make sure that the one thing that matters, your cattle, stay alive? "You start planning for the worst."
Who is responsible for improving the resilience of local population in the Kenya Arid lands against natural disasters and impact of climate change? And who pays the bills for sustainable water services? This was one of the questions that came up during workshops held in Kenya in October 2014.
The focus of IRC's work in Africa outside the focus countries is on strengthening regional institutions and platforms to support government leadership towards achieving nationally defined sector priorities and targets; advocate for policies and practices that adopt a government-led service delivery...