The Challenges

The actual services provided were:-

1. Reviewing how the proposal has presented an overview of water, sanitation and hygiene conditions in the community (present and future service levels).
2. Reviewing of the CPC process on how it has brought about full community involvement, resulting in a sense of ownership, and willingness and ability to maintain the proposed facilities.
3. Undertaking a diagnostic scrutiny on the relative simplicity of the technical tasks involved in water supply and sanitation development compared to the relative complexity of achieving participation. The role of women in the development of the proposal should be clearly visible.
4. Exploring the proposal(s) with an aim of seeing how it clearly articulates the beneficiaries in addition to participation as users, participation as owners and managers in order to sustain the project benefits.
5. Checking how the proposal has facilitated and supported the community members from the earlier phases (application, preparation and design) of the project development towards building the sense of ownership and thus managers of the facilities.
6. Reviewing the various phases of the CPC during the development of the proposal and finding whether it is evident on how the participation process has had the transition of the community members from participation at the user level to participation at the management level.
7. Reviewing and commenting on quality of socio-economic data provided in proposal.
8. Determination of training needs and support capacity building activities of RVWSB staff, Support organization, Quality Control Agent and Community Based Organisation.

Project Description

Client:Rift Valley Water Services Board in collaboration with African Development Bank
Location:Rift Valley Water Services Board (Kenya)
Year Completed:August 2008 - December 2009