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The Horn of Africa Groundwater for Resilience Project

Horn of Africa project

This is a World Bank funded project in collaboration with Cooperation in International Waters in Africa (CIWA), Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), Kenya’s Ministry of Water, Sanitation & Irrigation and State Agencies including WRA, WSTF and Regional Centre for Groundwater Resources, Education, Training and Research. The project aims to increase the sustainable access and management of groundwater in the Horn of Africa borderlands. The project focuses on interventions in aquifer systems with regional and transboundary implications in the Kenya ASAL areas and drought affected communities within the North and North Eastern Development Initiative (NEDI) counties namely; Turkana, Marsabit, Mandera, Wajir and Garissa bordering Ethiopia and Somalia. The project funding amounts to USD 136 Million for proposed interventions in Kenya for the project duration of 6 years starting in July 2022 to December 2027. The Project is structured in four components namely; Rehabilitation of Water Schemes, Capacity Building & Enablers, Groundwater conservation & Resilience as well as Monitoring, Information & Knowledge Systems. WRA and WSTF will be the main implementers along with the counties of Turkana, Marsabit, Mandera, Wajir and Garissa; and the WRUAs that will be mobilized and supported under the project. The overall coordination will be done by IGAD.

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