Company overview

Transforming Kenya’s water sector to achieve water security and climate resilience for economic growth and development requires a dedicated, long-term commitment, but at the same time a practical approach that addresses the needs in a realistic manner. Furthermore, the enormous challenges related to reversing the massive water sector investment gap and transitioning through a potentially complex reform process require a comprehensive, multi-pronged approach that addresses key infrastructure, institutional and information limitations in order to put Kenya on a solid development path. The design of Kenya Water Security and Climate Resilience Program (KWSCRP) reflects these needs by financing a critical investment and supporting the progressive enhancement of the water investment pipeline, while at the same time building an enabling legal and institutional foundation required to sustainably advance Kenya’s investment program.

The project development objectives of KWSCRP-1

(i) increase availability and productivity of irrigation water for project beneficiaries; and (ii) enhance the institutional framework and strengthen capacity for water security and climate resilience for the country.

  • MoWS

    The Ministry of Water and Sanitation

    is the implementing agency of the project through the Project Management Unit (PMU) whose core functions are coordination and facilitation, fiduciary (procurement and financial management), environmental and social safeguards supervision, monitoring and evaluation (M&E) and impact evaluation (IE), annual work programming and budgeting, and reporting.

  • NIB

    The National Irrigation Board

    is responsible for preparing tender and design documents, technical supervision of works, and contract management. NIB is in charge of planning, coordination, and reporting for all Lower Nzoia Irrigation Scheme Phase 1 related activities, in line with the overall project implementation process and according to the provisions of an implementation agreement established between NIB and the PMU. NIB is also responsible for implementation of environmental and social safeguards instruments.

  • PM

    Project Manager at the PMU level

    is designated as the officer in charge of the technical aspects on a day to day basis and is the first point of contact for the Implementation Support Consultant (ISC) as well as the Civil Works Contractors. Consultant for Project implementation was selected and contracted by the MoW&S.