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Freshwater Conservation-WASH Community of Practice Webinar: The Kenya Aridlands Partnership for Integrated Development (Kenya RAPID) by Doris Kaberia

January 25, 2018

The Kenya Resilient Arid Lands Partnership for Integrated Development (Kenya RAPID) program is trying a new approach to expand access to water and sustainable livestock and rangeland management practices in five northern counties: Garissa, Isiolo, Marsabit , Turkana, and Wajir. The five-year, $35.5 million program, which began in September 2015, rejects the "business as usual" approach to development. All five counties and every one of the 21 partners in this public-private partnership is a co-investor-of human capital, financial capital, software, equipment, or other organizational resources-with the goal of increasing improved water supply availability from 37 to more than 50 percent of residents.

The presentation explored why public private partnerships and multi-sectoral integration are key ingredients to building resilient communities in water scarce environment settings.

This webinar is a part of a monthly series hosted by ABCG's Integrated Freshwater Conservation-WASH Community of Practice whose aim is to provide a collaborative platform where global health and conservation professionals can share knowledge while connecting and organizing on how to solve common issues.

Speaker Bio

Doris Kaberia
Kenya Programs Director and Chief of Party for Kenya RAPID program, Millennium Water Alliance

She has extensive experience leading and managing USAID, OFDA, ECHO, DANIDA, EC, AUSAID and DFID funded programs. Prior to joining the Millennium Water Alliance, Doris was the livelihoods Sector Manager for CARE International in Kenya from 2008 to 2012

Resources

View the presentation slides here.

View the webinar recording here.