Our Work in Kenya

Our Role

The 2030 WRG was invited in 2014 by the Ministry of Environment, Water and Natural Resources to support the development of a national multi-stakeholder partnership. The Kenya 2030 WRG partnership has been formally launched in October 2015.

Based on prior discussions among about 50 organizations and an initial hydro-economic analysis, the governing board identified the following priority areas of focus: Agricultural water management; Industrial water management; Urban water management. The board also identified water governance and the development of financing solutions and innovative business models as key cross-cutting themes.

Technical working groups have been formed, and a fourth group on irrigation is expected to be formed early in 2016. Each group is chaired by public, private, and civil society partners.


Kenya is a new partner for the 2030 WRG, but much progress has already been made. During the first year of engagement, outcomes have included:

  • Preliminary hydro-economic analysis is complete and a summary report was launched and disseminated at the Africa 3GF Conference in Nairobi in May. This 12 page “briefing note” version is available on the website.
  • A partnership structure has been launched in October 2015. The event took place in Nairobi and brought together public, private, and civil society stakeholders under the leadership of the Cabinet Secretary for Water and Irrigation, Eugene Wamalwa, and the CEO of Bidco, Vimal Shah, who will together co-chair the partnership’s governing board.
  • Extensive consultations across the public sector, private sector and civil society have also highlighted potential priority focus areas for the partnership.

Kenya work stream short films

Please see below our Kenya work stream short films that explain a bit more about our work in the areas of agricultural, industrial water and joint catchment management.