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2010

Enhancing Capacity for Adaptation to, and Mitigation of, Climate Change in Kibera, Nairobi

Kenya

Titre : Enhancing Capacity for Adaptation to, and Mitigation of, Climate Change in Kibera, Nairobi

The project aims to secure access to safe water supply for about 13,000 residents of Kibera in a changing climate, and to build capacity for reduction of household greenhouse emissions for 2500 households.

Pays : Kenya

Date : Agreement Signed : 30 September 2010 — Duration : 22 months (completed)

Ref : NDF C3 B11

Objectif
To secure access to safe water supply for about 13,000 residents of Kibera in a changing climate, and to build capacity for reduction of household greenhouse emissions for 2500 households.

Présentation
Kibera is the largest urban slum in Africa with an estimated population of about 800,000, and similar to other slums the poor households have insufficient water supply. Floods and drought are the two most frequent and severe climatic events in the area that negatively impact the water resources by damaging the water and sanitation infrastructure, contaminating the water supply, and increasing water scarcity. This situation facilitates the transmission of water-borne diseases, such as cholera and other diarrhoeal and gastrointestinal diseases. Solvatten AB and IEW have distributed the Solvatten® technology, which purifies water by harnessing energy from the sun, to 1,292 households in Kibera, Nairobi and later to 1,300 households in Meru, Mutomo and Mwingi areas as the project scope was expanded, and thereby helped secure nearly 13,000 people access to safe water.

Partenaires
Nordic Partner : Solvatten AB (Sweden)
Local Partner : Institute of Environment and Water (IEW), Revitalization of Indigenous Initiatives for Community Development (RINCOD)

Total Project Cost : EUR 345,750
NCF Financing : EUR 301,290

Nordic Development Fund

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