Strengthening citizens’ influence on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in the newly devolved governance system in Kilifi and Kwale counties in Kenya.

Country: Kenya


Period: 01.03.2017-31.12.2018

Amount: DKK 1.675.717,00

Donor: Danmarks Indsamling

Link: Evaluation Report DI2016 KEWASNET Kenya

Local government reform in Kenya makes it possible for people in rural areas to influence municipal budgets for water and sanitation. The country is in many ways in a rapid development, but the growth is far from evenly distributed and in many rural municipalities they are still struggling to provide basic services to the population.

Dansk Folkehjælp and Kenya Water and Sanitation Network (KEWASNET) collaborate with funds from Danmarks Indsamling to raise the local population's capacity to argue for better water and sanitation conditions in the two municipalities Kilifi and Kwale, which are located in eastern Kenya.

The 2-year project will strengthen both civil society organizations and decision-makers in the decentralization process, which in recent years has moved very important WASH tasks to the municipalities.

The focal point of the project is thus capacity building, advocacy and good governance within the WASH sector - targeted at civil society and to a lesser extent local decision-makers.