These 40 graduates are among the students who also participated in exchange visits at the University of Utah in the United States under the program funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).
USAID/OFDA-funded initiatives to provide safe drinking water in Palau demonstrate the importance of local engagement in identifying and implementing unique solutions to significant seasonal challenges.
The writer, Doris Kaberia, is the Kenya Programmes Director for Millennium Water Alliance (MWA) and a Chief of Party for USAID and SDC supported 3.5 billion Public Private Partnership WASH Programme coined ‘Kenya RAPID’.
Residents of Umuahia the capital city of Abia state can now expect to start enjoying public water supply in no distant time as efforts by the state government to get the dry taps gushing, has started yielding the desired results.
If Sub-Saharan Africa is to feed its growing population over the coming decades, sustainable drylands irrigation will be essential. The time to make irrigation both a national and regional priority is now.