WASDA is implementing two resilience-building projects in Wajir County in partnership with WeltHungerHilfe (WHH) and Mercy Corps Scotland which is supporting seven ward communities living in the dry lands in Wajir County.
Through USAID/OFDA funding, Welthungerhilfe in partnership with WASDA started implementing.
In the implementation of the BRACED programme to build absorptive, adaptive and transformative capacity, WASDA was able to achieve the following:
Conducted capacity building of RACs on CMDRR approaches whose outcomes were as follows:
- Strengthened the capacities of resilience adaptation committees (RACs) on CMDRR methods, how to carry out risk, vulnerability and capacity assessments.
- Development of CMDRR plans
Emergency Response and Capacity
WASDA is a primary partner with Oxfam for the last 17 years, implementing diverse programs ranging from development, emergency response and capacity building both in Kenya and Somalia.
The intervention started in 2011 as a drought response though later the project was continuously evolved and implemented in phases.
The project was implemented in 3 Counties (Wajir, Turkana and Marsabit) by a consortium of 3 NGO’s (Oxfam, Concern Worldwide and Transparency International - Kenya) who formed a strategic partnership with complementary approaches and a common vision to strengthen the DRM system in Kenya and enhance the resilience of the communities living in the ASAL’s of Kenya
The Orphans and vulnerable children
WASDA is implementing two projects with AMREF.
i) The Orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) project
ii) Kenya sanitation and Hygiene Improvement project (KSHIP).
The WASDA OVC Project
WASDA in partnership with APHIA plus IMARISHA (AMREF led consortium) is implementing OVC and support Program in the County of Wajir. The project is covering Wajir East, Tarbaj and Wajir south constituency. The beneficiaries were targeted under previous APHIAplus.
The Kenya Sanitation and Hygiene Improvement Programme (KSHIP), is funded by the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) through the Global Sanitation Fund (GSF). This is the first 5-year programme funded through this mechanism and implemented in Kenya.
The programme is implemented in 11 selected sub counties in the 11 target counties which are:- Kinango in Kwale, Tharaka South in Tharaka Nithi ,Naivasha in Nakuru, Narok South in Narok, South Mugirango in Kisii, Samia in Busia, Mbeere North in Embu, Gatanga in Muranga, Turbo in Uasin-Gishu , Kuria West in Migori counties and Wajir East in Wajir.