Funding mechanisms to incentivize and sustain inclusive water in Kenya

A man scoops water from a water pan in Turkana. Joyce Kabue/Oxfam
Paper publication date: 
Thursday, August 30, 2018

In the context of Kenya’s arid and semi-arid lands (ASALs), NGOs and donors, as well as private sector players, are exploring how they can help vulnerable populations to prepare and build resilience to extended drought sequences and climate volatility. The use of solar-powered water pumps is one way of achieving this. This report explores optimal funding mechanisms to accelerate and incentivize the adoption of solar water pumps in the Kenyan ASALs, alongside accompanying management systems to ensure financial viability, inclusion, and accountability.