byLilian Nyaega via web
One of the key issues identified in the Watershed context analysis for Kenya and the capacity self-assessments conducted on partners in January 2017, was that while partners and other practitioners appreciate that Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and Water Resources Management (WRM) are intrinsically connected, it is not always clear what those linkages are; how to make the best use of the linkages to promote WASH and WRM in both policy and practice; and how knowledge from this interaction can inform and bring about changes in water resource management.
It is against this background that the WASH and WRM integration workshop was convened towards seeking means to enhance this amalgamation. The two-day workshop was held at Maanzoni Lodge, Machakos on 6 and 7 November 2017. It brought together the Watershed consortium partners including IRC, Simavi and Wetlands International, and implementation partners among them; Laikipia Wildlife Forum (LWF), Center for Social Planning and Administrative Development (CESPAD), Kenya Water for Health Organization (KWAHO), Kenya Water and Sanitation Civil Society Network (KEWASNET) and Neighbours Initiative Alliance (NIA). Representatives from the County Governments of Kajiado and Laikipia were also invited to share their perspectives and plans in integration.
Full workshop proceedings including the way forward can be accessed here.