Kenya Integrated Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Project (KIWASH) | 2015–2020
Lindsay Stradley spoke at the 2017 TEDwomen conference about a major hurdle to the global sanitation efforts: No one wants to talk about poop. Stradley's describes what she and her organization, Sanergy, do in Nairobi’s growing informal cities to build an economical sanitation solution.
The Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Partnerships and Learning for Sustainability (WASHPaLS) project is a five-year (2016–2021) Task Order working to improve water supply, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) programming by identifying, researching and sharing best practices for the delivery of WASH services and sustained behavior change. WASHPaLS supports the Agency’s goal of reducing morbidity and mortality in children under five as part of the Ending Preventable Child and Maternal Deaths initiative.
In the Maasai language, “Mara” means “spotted,” and as you look out over the plains of the Mara River Basin, you can see how the region got its name. The savanna is dotted with plants and animals alike: thorn trees and shrubs, lions, giraffes, migrating wildebeests. One of the most biodiverse regions in the world, the Mara is kept alive by the river flowing through it.
Innovate 4 Water is being held on April 26-27 in Nairobi, Kenya. Organized by Waterpreneurs., the event brings together water & sanitation stakeholders who are contributing to the United Nations' SDG 6.
The USAID-supported Kenya Integrated Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (KIWASH) project works to improve the lives and health of one million Kenyans in nine counties. Launched in 2015, the five-year project focuses on the development and management of sustainable water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services and increased access to irrigation and nutrition services.
Through the innovative SWS Learning Partnership, USAID seeks to learn how to improve the sustainability of WASH services by using systems approaches.