Kenya - Nairobi informal settlements - maji na ufanisi

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Kenya - Nairobi informal settlements - maji na ufanisi

  1. 1. NAIROBI INFORMAL SETTLEMENTS CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION Maji na Ufanisi (Water and Development) Judy Ndichu Maji na Ufanisi, Kenya (judy.ndichu@majinaufanisi.org) P.O. Box 58684 – 00200, Nairobi, Kenya Tel 254 20 2727107, Fax 254 20 2726332
  2. 2. Overview of Presentation • Background of Maji na Ufanisi • Our Work • Programmes • Overviews of selected Urban and ASAL projects • Maji na Ufanisi as a WES hub in Kenya • Partnerships
  3. 3. Background - Maji na Ufanisi (MnU) • Maji na Ufanisi (MnU) is a membership based Kenyan Water and Sanitation NGO which has been in existence for the last 10 years • The need to establish Maji na Ufanisi arose from the need to continue strategies and experiences of former Water Aid Kenya • Water Aid Kenya closed its office in Kenya in 1997 • Maji na Ufanisi has always had 3 major WES programmes – Urban, Rural and Advocacy • MnU has maintained a focus on building the capacity of partner institutions e.g. CBOs to analyze and address community concerns
  4. 4. CHALLENGES OF INFORMAL SETTLEMENT DWELLERS (Over 200 slums in Nairobi and growing literally by the day) Population expected to increase with rural –urban migr. • Basic services (Water, Sanitation, accessibility) • Lack of social amenities ( schools, hospitals etc) • Land tenure issues, geographically
  5. 5. • Climate related – Flash floods – riparian location – Diseases and epidemics – sanitation related( Mukuru, Kibera) – water scarcity – High food prices – Slum fires – Non climate proofed development/slum upgrading (more water usage, waterborne systems as opposed to existing pit latrines or flying toilets – Low participation of slum dwellers( yet over 60% of urban dwellers)
  6. 6. On going projects • Kenya slum upgrading – KENSUP in Soweto (Kibera) funded by Habitat and GoK • Community managed integrated sanitation blocks in different slums – funded by, Athi Water Services Board, Rotary Club of Nairobi • Nairobi Informal Settlements Water and Sanitation in selected settlements – EU • School WASH programme( UNICEF, WATERCAN, Coca Cola) • Rural Projects – Water harvesting in arid areas (Makueni) • Networking and Advocacy – limited funds from a mix of donors Need to mainstream( climate proof dev) Climate change Adaptation and mitigation in Slums and in general urban areas in all projects
  7. 7. WASH/CWfS • High enrolment rate with free Pri. school Educ. • Water and sanitation facilities did not expand • As many as 90-100 children share a toilet that is not maintained at all • Hence the need to reach out to children in public schools in the environs of slums - that serve children from informal settlements
  8. 8. Climate Change • Affecting poor urban dwellers whose no. is increasing due to rural-urban migration • Urban dwellers have hitherto been ignored yet are vulnerable: – Increased flooding – Reduced available water – Increased food prices – Urban fires
  9. 9. MnU working in informal settlements to: – To increase the level of awareness of the urban informal settlement communities on CC – To enhance Nairobi’s informal settlement communities’ preparedness and capacity to cope with weather extremities particularly floods and droughts (drainage improvement)
  10. 10. – To increase the water supply options for the urban informal settlement communities particularly during floods and droughts – To significantly increase the urban informal settlement communities’ advocacy skills with particular emphasis on climate change and adaptation measures
  11. 11. Urban WES programme- Pictorial
  12. 12. Arid and Semi Arid WES programme
  13. 13. Advocacy
  14. 14. Maji na Ufanisi as a WES hub in Kenya • Civil Society urban Dev Prog (Sida) • ANEW Secretariat - linking WES CSOs in all 5 sub regions of Africa • International Federation of Science – facilitating water related research Eastern Africa region • Promoting urban dwellers participation in Env. matters (CDTF)– facilitating 5 NGOs in Nairobi • Chairing various initiatives (WES in Informal settlements (NWC), KCCWG, Water thematic Group)
  15. 15. Current partnerships • Local partnerships – AWSB, Rotary Club of Nairobi. EABF, APA Insurance, Chandaria Foundation • Peer NGOs e.g. Pamoja Trust + Umande Trust • Bi lateral partnerships – Christian Aid Cordaid, Sida ( programmatic), Water Canada, • Multi lateral partnerships – UN Habitat, EU Water Initiative, UNICEF and UNDP

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