Kenya

Commitments from the 2014 High Level Meeting

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Progress Overview

Total: 7 Commitments

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The Ministry of Health, Ministry of Water, Environment and Natural resources, The National Treasury, Development Partners, Community members and CSOs will strengthen and Advocate for increased budgetary allocation for WASH sectors in the new county governments.

2015
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Political Prioritization

Visibility

Milestones of Progress:

Preliminary reports from a Benchmarking Assessment and county feedbacks show efforts of financial allocation for sanitation. The water sector still leads in allocation of funds to water activities.



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

High level advocacy at county level targeting the county Assembly Members, the Counties Finance Executives and the Directors of the line Ministries.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Possible (with extra effort)


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

Highly Influential

The Ministry of Health, Ministry of Water, Environment and Natural resources, the National Treasury, development partners, community members and CSOs will develop a financing investment plan for water, sanitation and hygiene that is integrated into the national medium term expenditure framework, and sets specific investment targets for 2014-2016 financial years.

2015
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Political Prioritization

Financing

Milestones of Progress:

The MEWNR has made good progress by developing a water sector investment plan (2014-2030) and strategic plan for years 2014-2017 and are ready for launching. The Health Sector has developed a strategic plan which includes WASH investments. However, there in need to develop a specific investment Plan for Sanitation from this overall health Plan (KHSSP) 2014-2018 (Page 62, 63) found at www.health.go.ke



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

To finalize the launching activities for the water ministries and carry out capacity and dissemination at the county level. The health sector is looking forward to developing a specific investment plan.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Yes, likely


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

Highly Influential

Finalize and Strengthen National /County Monitoring frameworks: The line Ministries will lead discussions in consultations with WASH stakeholders at both National and County level to roll out and disseminate the monitoring and evaluation framework committed in the 2012 SWA HLM to all the 47 counties.

2015
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Evidence Based Decision Making

National Monitoring Systems

Milestones of Progress:

The MEWNR through Water Resources Mangement Authority (WRMA) and the Water Services Regulatory Board (WASREB) has active Water Resources Information Systems (WRIMs) and active Water Regulatory Information Systems that are annually updated and annual reports published.(Availabel at www.wrma.or.ke and www.wasreb.go.ke.) The health sector has also developed a CLTS online monitoring system which is has been rolled out to 10 counties. The support from national government to counties is ongoing.



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

Resource mobiloization to roll out to the 47 counties.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Yes, likely


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

highly influential

The WASH sector, partners and CSOs swill finalize the developments of WASH indicators and ensure that it is operationalized in the 47 counties by 2016 led by the Ministry of Health.

2015
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Evidence Based Decision Making

National Monitoring Systems

Milestones of Progress:

The sanitation sector has established web-based CLTS monitoring sytems for all the 47 counties. 10 counties have been trained with the support of WSP, SNV and UNICEF



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

More resource mobilization to train the remaining counties.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Yes, likely


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

Highly influential

Ministry of, Environment Water and Natural Resources and Ministry of health will harmonize the Water policy, Sanitation and Hygiene policy, ODF road map to align with the constitution of Kenya for Operationalization in the devolved government structure by 2016.

2015
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National Planning Processes

Coordination and Alignment

Milestones of Progress:

The Sanitation Sector has revised the Sanitation Policy, strategy and is in the last stages of being finalized. There is also a new development of Sanitation Bill which is in Progress. The water sector has its policy at Cabinet Level and th Water Bill is in its second reading at the parliament.



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

Prepare for launching and dissemination to the county level.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Yes, likely


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

Highly influential

Declare open defecation free to benefit at least 75% of the communities currently defecating in the open and assure the communities are certified by decentralized third party.

2015
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Political Prioritization

Visibility

Milestones of Progress:

Two Subcounties are now certified ODF. Two more subcounties have claimed ODF and are awaiting certification. We are in the process of training 3rd Party Certifiers in each county to carry out certification and clear the backlog.



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

Resource mobiloization to roll out to the 47 counties to support third party verification and triggering processes. High level advocacy to county assembly and the newly created governance structures.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Possible (with extra effort)


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

Highly influential

Advocate for capacity building needs for WASH staff at both the National and County government of the ministries in charge of water and sanitation by 2016, so that they can effectively address scaling up of Water and sanitation.This will be carried out by the line ministries with the support of WASH partners, and CSOs.

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National Planning Processes

Capacity (incl. HR)

Milestones of Progress:

High-level advocacy is ongoing from the National level through chief officers at the counties. The Government initiated a capacity assessment for all civil servants. After this assessment of skills, rationalization will be carried out both at the national level and county government.



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

Advocate for more WASH officers capacity building through the county goivernment.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Possible (with extra effort)


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

Highly influential

Long term Vision

  • achieve universal access to water and sanitation by the year 2030
  • eliminate open defecation Nationwide by 2017 and declaring open defecation free to benefit at least 75% of the community currently defecating in the open
  • eliminate the presence of inequalities and improve sustainability by involving the community members

Stakeholders involved in developing commitments

  • The Government of Kenya Ministry of Health, Ministry, Environment, Water and Natural Resources, The National Treasury, Development Partners, County governments and CSOs, participated in the validation of these commitments

Open Defecation Target

  • eliminate open defecation Nationwide by 2017 and declaring open defecation free to benefit at least 75% of the community currently defecating in the open

Update Submitted By

  • Name: BENJAMIN MURKOMEN: Chief Public Health Officer, WASH HUB-M & E Officer, Environmental Sanitation & Hygiene  Unit, Division of Environmental Health, Ministry of Health, Kenya.