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    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • • 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)
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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)
    • – 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
    • Urban WES programme- Pictorial
    • Arid and Semi Arid WES programme
    • Advocacy
    • 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)
    • 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