strengthening climate change resilience in
Nairobi informal settlements – MnU
approach
...
Background - Maji na Ufanisi
(MnU)
• Maji na Ufanisi (MnU) is a membership based
Kenyan Water and Sanitation...
CHALLENGES OF INFORMAL
SETTLEMENT DWELLERS
(Over 200 slums in Nairobi and growing literally by the
day)
Population e...
• Climate related
– floods
• Flooding of houses= riparian location
• Diseases and epidemics – sanitation relat...
On going projects
• Kenya slum upgrading – KENSUP in Soweto (Kibera) funded by
Habitat and GoK
• Community managed integ...
Climate Change
• Affecting poor urban dwellers whose no. is
increasing due to rural-urban migration
• Urban dwellers hav...
MnU working in informal settlements to:
– To increase the level of awareness of the urban informal
settlement communitie...
Promoting climate smart to
DRM in WES projects
• Tackling exposure to climate extremes
• Enhancing adaptive capacity...
• Community clean ups
• Initiate door to door waste collection
• Awareness creation- use of climatic data
Enhancing adaptive capacity
• Construction of drains
• Construction of sanitation facilities
• Installation of holdi...
Addressing poverty,
vulnerability and their causes
• ‘Real development is peoples ability to
make decisions on resourc...
Factors that enabled integration
of CC into WES
• Increasing debates at a global and
national level
• Recurrence...
Advocacy
Current partnerships
• Local partnerships – AWSB, Rotary Club of
Nairobi. EABF, APA Insurance, Chandaria
Foundation
• ...
Nairobi informal settlements mn u - regional consultation
Nairobi informal settlements mn u - regional consultation
Nairobi informal settlements mn u - regional consultation
Nairobi informal settlements mn u - regional consultation
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Nairobi informal settlements mn u - regional consultation

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  • 1. strengthening climate change resilience in Nairobi informal settlements – MnU approach Judy Ndichu Maji na Ufanisi, Kenya P.O. Box 58684 – 00200, Nairobi, Kenya
  • 2. Background - Maji na Ufanisi (MnU) • Maji na Ufanisi (MnU) is a membership based Kenyan Water and Sanitation NGO which has been in existence for the last 10 years • The need to establish Maji na Ufanisi arose from the need to continue strategies and experiences of former Water Aid Kenya • Water Aid Kenya closed its office in Kenya in 1997 • Maji na Ufanisi has always had 3 major WES programmes – Urban, Rural and Advocacy • MnU has maintained a focus on building the capacity of partner institutions e.g. CBOs to analyze and address community concerns
  • 3. CHALLENGES OF INFORMAL SETTLEMENT DWELLERS (Over 200 slums in Nairobi and growing literally by the day) Population expected to increase with rural –urban migration. • Basic services (Water, Sanitation, accessibility) • Lack of social amenities ( schools, hospitals etc) • Land tenure issues, geographically –valleys for most slums • Inadequate and indecent shelter • Low involvement/participation in decision making
  • 4. • Climate related – floods • Flooding of houses= riparian location • Diseases and epidemics – sanitation related( Mukuru, Kibera) – drought • water scarcity • High food prices • Slum fires – Non climate proofed development/slum upgrading (more water usage, waterborne systems as opposed to existing pit latrines or flying toilets – Low participation of slum dwellers( yet over 60% of urban dwellers)
  • 5. On going projects • Kenya slum upgrading – KENSUP in Soweto (Kibera) funded by Habitat and GoK • Community managed integrated sanitation blocks in different slums – funded by, Athi Water Services Board, Rotary Club of Nairobi • Nairobi Informal Settlements Water and Sanitation in selected settlements – EU • School WASH programme( UNICEF, WATERCAN, Coca Cola) • Rural Projects – Water harvesting in arid areas (Makueni) • Networking and Advocacy – limited funds from a mix of donors Need to mainstream( climate proof dev) Climate change Adaptation and mitigation in Slums and in general urban areas in all projects
  • 6. Climate Change • Affecting poor urban dwellers whose no. is increasing due to rural-urban migration • Urban dwellers have hitherto been ignored yet are vulnerable: – Increased flooding – Reduced available water – Increased food prices – Urban fires
  • 7. MnU working in informal settlements to: – To increase the level of awareness of the urban informal settlement communities on CC – To enhance Nairobi’s informal settlement communities’ preparedness and capacity to cope with weather extremities particularly floods and droughts (drainage improvement) – To increase the water supply options for the urban informal settlement communities particularly during floods and droughts – To significantly increase the urban informal settlement communities’ advocacy skills with particular emphasis on climate change and adaptation measures
  • 8. Promoting climate smart to DRM in WES projects • Tackling exposure to climate extremes • Enhancing adaptive capacity • Addressing poverty, vulnerability and their causes
  • 9. • Community clean ups • Initiate door to door waste collection • Awareness creation- use of climatic data
  • 10. Enhancing adaptive capacity • Construction of drains • Construction of sanitation facilities • Installation of holding water tanks • Community trainings( hygiene, IWRM,
  • 11. Addressing poverty, vulnerability and their causes • ‘Real development is peoples ability to make decisions on resources around them’ • WES services are income generating • Money deposited in bank a/c daily • MnU is a signatory to these accounts
  • 12. Factors that enabled integration of CC into WES • Increasing debates at a global and national level • Recurrence in floods, water rationing and the resulting effects • Increasing human suffering
  • 13. Advocacy
  • 14. Current partnerships • Local partnerships – AWSB, Rotary Club of Nairobi. EABF, APA Insurance, Chandaria Foundation • Peer NGOs e.g. Pamoja Trust + Umande Trust • Bi lateral partnerships – Christian Aid Cordaid, Sida ( programmatic), Water Canada, • Multi lateral partnerships – UN Habitat, EU Water Initiative, UNICEF and UNDP

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