Just like WASH Alliance International, WASH Alliance Kenya (WAK) partners with various organizations to realize her vision of changing mindsets and creating systems for sustainable and affordable WASH services that can accelerate. WAK Partners include:

Amref Health Africa in Kenya

Amref Health Africa is an international African health NGO that focuses on empowering communities to better their health.

Vision
Lasting Health Change

Mission
To improve the health of people in Africa by partnering with and empowering communities, and strengthening health systems.

Contribution to the Alliance

  • Sanitation and hygiene behaviour change through community mobilization and CLTS.
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  • Ensuring sustainable access to safe water to rural communities through drilling of boreholes and other rain water harvesting technologies.
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  • School WASH

Dupoto-e-maa

Dupoto-e-Maa is a local indigenous membership organization made up of 80 men and women drawn from a wide range of professions and professional background with representation of Maasai sections, clans and age groups.

Vision
Dupoto envisions an educated and prosperous Maa pastoralist’s community.

Mission
Duputo mission is to empower Maa pastoralists’ community through inclusive quality education, economic empowerment and livelihood interventions.

Contribution to the Alliance
Within the alliance, Dupoto-e-maa, implements a fair economics programme that strengthens the position of rural farmers in the livestock value chain by enhancing their business capacity, facilitating financial and market linkages and creating enabling environment for livestock production and marketing. The programme also enhances the capacities of marketing groups to produce animals that meet market standards, facilitates groups to be involved in commercial beef production, enhances access to markets through formation of a marketing company, enhances access to quality feeds and other necessary inputs in the production process, strengthens capacity of steer fattening groups and marketing company to participate in the value chain.


ICRAF

The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) is a CGIAR Consortium Research Centre.

Vision
To achieve rural transformation throughout the tropics.
To encourage smaller households to increase their use of trees in agricultural landscapes. This will improve their food security, nutrition security, income, health, shelter, social cohesion, energy resources and environmental sustainability.

Mission
To generate science-based knowledge about the diverse benefits of agroforestry or trees in farming systems and landscapes. In addition, to disseminate this knowledge to develop policy options and promote policies and practices that improve livelihoods and benefit the environment.
 

ICRAF is guided by the broad development challenges pursued by the CGIAR. These include poverty alleviation, improved productivity with lower environmental and social costs, and resilience in the face of climate change and other external shocks.


KEWASNET

The Kenya Water and Sanitation Civil Societies Network (KEWASNET) is a Kenyan national membership organization. It consists of Civil Society Organizations working in the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector.

Vision
KEWASNET envisions a society with sustainable universal access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene

Mission
To promote good governance in water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector.

Contribution to the Alliance
KEWASNET strives to mount sustainable national advocacy programs while conducting public discussion forums to raise awareness and educate the public on their rights as regards access to water resources and the affordable provision of water and sanitation services.


KWAHO

Kenya Water for Health Organization (KWAHO) is a Kenyan Non-Governmental Organization, with vast experience working in the Water and Sanitation sector.

Vision
KWAHO envisions a healthy world with sustainable water, sanitation and hygiene.

Mission
Its mission is to facilitate all-inclusive and sustainable water, sanitation and hygiene programs for marginalized communities.

Contribution to the Alliance
Within the alliance, KWAHO promotes relationship between Right holders and Duty bearers to Improve Participation, Transparency and Accountability in management of water resources and Water HRBA services delivery. It does this though water dialogue forums which are platforms that bring together Right Holders and Duty bearers to share information, discuss, plan & get feedback on Water services and resources issues.


NETWAS

Network for Water and Sanitation (NETWAS) was established as a part of global initiative to support the International Drinking water and Sanitation Decade (IDWSSD).

Vision
NETWAS envisions to be the leading WASH Resource Centre in Africa Offering World Class Services.

Mission
NETWAS mission is to provide enhanced WASH and environmental services through outcome-based innovative and creative products and services in: institutional and organization development support, capacity building, research and knowledge management services, and project management services that meets and exceeds customer expectations.

Contribution to the Alliance
NETWAS supports the alliance members and the communities practically integrate and implement the Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) approach within their WASH projects.


NIA

Neighbours Initiative Alliance (NIA) is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) working with Maasai people in Kajiado County, one of the 47 counties under the devolved governance setup in Kenya. NIA seeks to address the needs of the poor and vulnerable groups in Kajiado.

Vision
To realize a just, liberated and progressive society.

Mission
To support socio-economic wellbeing of marginalized and vulnerable pastoralist communities in Kajiado County through facilitation of improved human conditions, secure livelihoods and influencing.

Contribution to the Alliance
Within the alliance, NIA works around the activities below:

  • Facilitating the construction and/or revival of various water infrastructure facilities (springs, boreholes, water pans/earth dams, sand dams) while also facilitating water quality testing.
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  • Facilitating the establishment and/or strengthening of Community Based Water Resource Users Associations (WRUAs) and Water Management Committee (WMCs).
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  • Awareness creation and sensitization on good hygiene and sanitation practices mainly through CLTS in selected villages as a basis for promoting attitude and behavior change
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  • Conducting comprehensive school WASH in selected schools.

Nosim Women Organization

Nosism Women Organization is a local NGO in Kenya. It is active in Kajiado central district. NOSIM is led by women from the marginalized Maasai community and aims to counter the negative cultural practices that affect health and gender relations within the Maasai community. The organization focuses on cultural issues like female genital mutilation, human/children’s rights, water and sanitation, livelihoods, education (especially the girl child) and HIV&AIDS.

Vision
NOSIM’s envisions an empowered Maasai woman and girl child enjoying equal opportunities to enable them to maximize life’s opportunities.

Mission
To create awareness and sensitization to the Maasai girl child and woman which will empower them to operate in an enabling environment.

Contribution to the Alliance
Nosim Women Organization specializes with the implementation of the comprehensive school WASH programmes in the local schools.


Practical action

Practical Action is an international non-governmental organization (NGO) that uses technology to challenge poverty in developing countries.
Practical action finds out what people are doing and helps them to do it better. Through technology it enables poor communities build on their skills and knowledge to produce sustainable and practical solutions- transforming their lives forever and protecting the world around them.

Vision
Practical Action’s vision is one of Technology Justice- a sustainable world free of poverty and injustice in which technology is used for the benefit for all.

Mission
To contribute to poor people’s wellbeing using technology to challenge poverty by:

  • building the capabilities of poor men and women,
  • improving their access to technical options and knowledge and

  • working with them to influence social, economic and institutional system for innovation and the sue of technology.

Contribution to the Alliance
Practical Action brings it invaluable skills, expertise and knowledge to the alliance in improving access to drinking water and waste services for the urban poor while also managing the credit facility that provides affordable loans on WASH. Practical Action works with the urban poor to improve waste management and collection methods, creating safer and healthier places to live and work.


Sasol Foundation

Sahelian Solutions (SASOL) is a Kenyan Non-Governmental Organization (NGO). Sasol priorities are in the areas of community development, access to water, and food and income security.

Vision
To be a leading organization in enhancement of sustainable community development in Africa.

Mission
To empower vulnerable communities through enhancement of local structures and skills to improve their livelihoods.

Contribution to the Alliance
With the 3R approach, Sasol Foundation provides technical support in the construction of sand dams across the various organizations within the alliance