Taking the long view

Transforming the way community water management is viewed and conducted in northern Kenya

For several years, Oxfam has been working with communities in Turkana and Wajir, Kenya, building the capacity of local water committees to better manage their water supplies and hold higher authorities to account. Instead of short incentive-based workshops with little follow-up, Oxfam has taken a longer-term approach by developing a toolkit to provide regular training and support. Having demonstrated considerable success from this approach, Oxfam has advocated for other organizations to adopt a shared method of water committee training.