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Nanyuki (Kenya), 16-03-2015: This morning at Nanyuki in Kenya, IGAD Inland Water Resources Management Programme (INWRMP) and the Ministry of Environment, Water, and Natural Resources (MEWNR) of Kenya kick-started a five-day Training Course on Integrated Water Resources Management for the Water Resources User Associations (WRUAs) hailing from the Northern parts of Kenya.

This workshop, that was coordinated through the Water Resources Management Authority-MEWNR, is gathering 16 senior leaders of WRUAs; the core objectives being to:

1. improve capacity of WRUAs in resource conservation and management;

2. improve capacity of WRUAs in resources mobilization;

3. enhance performance of WRUAs;

4. and promote sustainability of WRUAs.

Eng. Ali Boru, in charge of coordinating this five-day training session, highlighted that the training was addressing WRUAs from the Northern parts of Kenya as they are subject to water scarcity compared to the rest of thee country.

The Consulting facilitators and trainers will touch on the roles of WRUAs, the reforms in water sector the Kenyan government has embarked on and their positive outcomes. The participants will be trained and encouraged on working with key stakeholders on improving the human rights to water.

Participants will also play an active part through sharing experience on the ground and pointing out to best practices.

Similar training workshops are scheduled for the member countries of Djibouti, Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan, and Sudan during this month of March 2015. The training for water sector NGOs in Uganda closed March 13th, 2015 in the County Town of Kira (related story).

INWRMP is an IGAD Programme funded by the European Union.

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