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Waspa annual conference october 2014


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Water Governance and
Examining Impacts
of Devolution in
Sustainable Utility Management

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Waspa annual conference october 2014

  1. 1. Contact Conference Management Secretariat : Water services Providers Association P.O.BOX 25642 -00100 Rm 561, 5th floor, Maji House, Ngong Rd, Nairobi, Kenya e-mail: Tel: +254 20 2712285 + 254 721 316 541 + 254 787 319 008 + 254 720 570 260 The 2nd WASPA Conference & Exhibitions is sponsored by: 2nd WASPA CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITION Water Governance and Decentralization: Examining Impacts of Devolution in Sustainable Utility Management Quality to the Last Drop! in Nairobi, Kenya 16TH & 17TH OCTOBER 2014 WATER SERVICES PROVIDERS ASSOCIATION, KENYA {WASPA} WASPA The Association was registered in November, 2002 under the Societies Act (CAP 108), Laws of Kenya as an association of Water Services Providers (WSP's) in the country. Among key mandates of the Association is to convene for sharing experiences with institutions and actors of like mind to enable improve on service delivery to the public. WASPA flyer to CapeTown final (1)06' 1WASPA flyer to CapeTown final (1)06' 1
  2. 2. Background: WASPA Started with only 3 member utilities has presently grown to 61 active members out of a possible 104 representing the main water utilities country wide. Under their Strategic Plan 2013-2017, the association is working towards fulfilling its mandate, grow the association and improve and support its members with performance improvements in the delivery of water and sewerage services. Besides organizing quarterly benchmarking and collective learning among utilities, WASPA also promotes the broader engagement of government and non-state actors to realize best practices, enhanced coordination of actors and knowledge management. Bi annual conferences continue to be one such critical activity that promotes networking, lobbying & advocacy and knowledge transfer. So far WASPA has successfully held its first international conference in 2011 followed with hosting of the 3rd International Water Association Deve- lopment Congress in Nairobi in 2013. Industry Awards WASPA & Kericho Water Utility WASH-GIS Project Winner, Runners Up, Africa Utility of Year Award 2013/2014 @Africa Utility Week, Cape Town, South Africa. Conference Registration & Participation: Main Objective To bring together both local and international participation of governments, academic & research institutions as well as non-government actors to share expertise in the sustainability of water governance and management. Conference Fees: Early Bird Registration: Until July 31st 2014 KES 10,500/- Normal Rates Registration: July 1st – October 10th 2014 KES 13,500/- Exhibition Booth: KES 100,000/- per 3m x 3m booth Payment Mode: Bank Name: Barclays Bank of Kenya SWIFT CODE: BARKENX03 Branch: Bunyala Road Account Number: 0708071463 Account Name: Water Services Providers Association Conference Theme The 2nd WASPA Conference and Exhibition is organized under the main theme: Water, Governance & Decentralization: The conference is envisaged to have four (4) main sub-themes to be addressed in the two (2) days as follows The Main Sub Themes include: Examining the Impacts of Devolution in Sustainable Utility Management 1. Decentralization and Devolution – Reviewing what has worked; 2. The Challenge of Governance in Management of utilities (local and international leading practices); 3. Integrated Water Resources Management; 4. Public Private Partnerships to mobilize private sector finance and more. The Conference Management Secretariat (CMS) welcomes a call for papers with the technical presenta- tions to be sent to the CMS by email no later than July 10th 2014. WASPA flyer to CapeTown final (1)06' 2WASPA flyer to CapeTown final (1)06' 2