Green Growth & Employment Programme (GGEP) Training

Water Sector Trust Fund, under the support of the Governments of Kenya and Denmark is implementing the Green Growth and Employment Programme (GGEP) to support access to and management of water resources in the Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASALs). The GGEP is being implemented in eight counties (Garissa, Isiolo, Lamu, Marsabit, Mandera, Tana River, Turkana and Wajir) by Water Service Providers (WSPs), Community Based Organizations (CBOs), Conservancies and Water Resources User Associations (WRUAs) and a number of projects have been completed successfully while a few are at final stages of completion. The Programme core focus areas includes; water services access, access to sanitation; hygiene promotion and water resources management.

Water Fund is partnering with CETRAD in providing training to all the Implementing Partners in the eight target counties to build technical capacity for sustainable management, operation and maintenance of the developed rural water facilities. The Overall objective of the capacity building programme is to document skills and knowledge gaps (through training needs assessment, TNA) and address the identified gaps through capacity building initiatives of the funded water schemes in delivery of high quality and sustainable water services. The training scope for the funded projects is covering seven key thematic areas namely: -

Governance structure

Financial Management (Billing and Revenue)

Tariff setting

Operations and Maintenance

Non-Revenue Water management

Ring fence funds for O&M, NRW and sustainability

Sensitize and steer the County in selecting the most appropriate delivery option to ensure sustainability

The training programme which started on 11th October, 2021 in Marsabit is targeting 40 community groups and 200 individual participants funded by WSTF and will run through up to 18th November, 2021.

WSTF staff giving welcoming remarks in Marsabit CountyOfficial opening of the training by County director for water, Isiolo CountyParticipants in Mandera County visit to a community borehole for field exposure Participants in Marsabit County visit to a community water pan