Up-scaling water and sanitation in Kenya

Posted on 29 Nov, 2017 by Leonie Kappauf

Since 2007, GFA provides technical assistance to the Water Sector Trust Fund (WSTF) within the framework of the GIZ Water Sector Reform program in Kenya. WSTF is the pro-poor financing institution of the Kenyan water sector with the mandate to fund the development of water and sanitation services in marginalized areas. With over 2,300 projects, WSTF has provided more than 4.1 million people with improved water and sanitation services since 2005. Under the urban investment program, WSTF has implemented over 300 projects and reached over 1.6 million people.

Providing water supply and sanitation services at scale is a complex task that depends on various interrelated factors. Up-scaling urban water and sanitation can, therefore, be compared to the magic cube: There are many different dimensions to successful water and sanitation projects and each of those factors needs to be at the right place at the right time. At the Stockholm Water Week in September 2017, WSTF presented the Kenyan way to unravel this magic cube or rather MajiCube - with "maji" meaning water in Swahili.
>> Link to MajiCube video