Kenya

WASH Alliance Kenya seeks to stimulate linkages and strategic partnership among state and non-state WASH actors in enhancing their response towards the safe WASH needs of poor and marginalized Kenyans. We harness the energy and expertise of communities, NGOs, national and local governments and the private sector. With our member organizations, we advocate for change while facilitating local solutions for the millions of people who lack access to safe WASH services.

About WASH Alliance Kenya

WASH Alliance Kenya is part of a global movement supported by the WASH Alliance International to improve access to Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) for everyone.

WASH Alliance Kenya is mandated to stimulate linkages and strategic partnerships among state and non-state WASH actors in enhancing their response towards WASH needs of poor and vulnerable Kenyans. We harness the energy and expertise of communities, NGOs, the national government, local governments, international organizations, and the private sector to sustainable WASH solutions. Together with our member organizations, we advocate for change and facilitate local solutions for the millions of people who lack access to sustainable WASH solutions.

We support institutions and form coalitions to accelerate access to WASH for all. We work directly with government agencies to strengthen national WASH programs, and we help ensure that government policies promote equity and inclusion in WASH.

Core to our mandate is equity and non-discrimination. Our programmes and partnerships address gender inequality, disability, and social exclusion in the WASH sector, and beyond. Specific attention goes to the needs of women and adolescent girls. Menstrual hygiene management is also a key part of our programming, aiming at breaking the silence around menstruation nationally while ensuring change in policies.

Moving forward, our main priority remains working with the government, communities, and development partners to improve and accelerate the livelihoods and health of the most vulnerable members in Kenya. To effectively scale up our work and accelerate access to WASH in Kenya, we continue replicating and learning from our previous programmes while making use of economies of scale.

Tobias Omufwoko

Country Coordinator

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Current Programmes

  • 25,020,000 million UNICEF grant from UNICEF Kenya Country Office, for COVID-19 WASH response in Nairobi slums
  • Partnering with Afripads (a social enterprise) for support to vulnerable community slums members for COVID-19 response
  • Administration of US$ 94,820 WSSCC/ UNOPS grant administration
  • US$ 10,000 for Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) activities

Expectations from WAI Ghana: 

  • Regular communication and updates
  • Alerting us of funding opportunities
  • Considering us for future funding partnerships

Partners

  • AMREF Health Africa: support in hosting WAK and proving all the related services
  • KEWASNET: Board membership
  • African Network on Water and Sanitation (ANEW): Board membership
  • KWAHO: Board membership
  • Sanergy: Board membership
  • Dutch Embassy - partnership
  • WSSCC – partnership
  • UNICEF KCO - partnership
  • AMCOW - partnership
  • Government: Ministry of Health and Ministry of Water, Sanitation and Irrigation
  • Sanitation and Water for All Partnership (SWA) – Appointed Kenya Focal Point
  • MOU with Loving Humanity, a UK Charity on MHM representation in Kenya.

Accelerating WASH in Kenya

WASH financing in Kenya

WAK strategic plan