Webinar: How can corporate funding incentivise daily delivery of drinking water services in rural Africa?
8th December 2022
This webinar brought a panel together to reflect on the impacts of Kenya's Water Services Maintenance Trust Fund. The Fund has provided a mechanism for Kenyan and international enterprise to fund reliable rural water services since 2016. The approach de-risks corporate funds which are paid after verification of user tariffs, volume supplied and reliability. Between 2016 and 2021, over 400 million litres of water was supplied by the fund, and most repairs fixed within a couple of days (compared to weeks or months under community management). Globally, lessons can be learned on how to develop a platform for enterprise to support social and economic returns for vulnerable communities. Progress might then be made toward filling a multi-billion dollar funding gap.
Prof Rob Hope - Trustee, Water Services Maintenance Trust Fund
Prof Albert Mumma - Chair, WSMTF
Joy Busolo – Trustee, WSMTF
Eng. Mike Thomas - Trustee, WSMTF
Iris Braun - Co-Founder & Chief Officer International, share (GmbH)
Simon Wall - GM External Affairs, Base Titanium Ltd
Amanda Robertson – Senior WASH Advisor, USAID
Cliff Nyaga - Director, FundiFix