Mount Kenya Ewaso Water Partnership held its third Council meeting of 2018. The Council meeting brings together partners from over 14 organizations. In July, one of the agenda items was election of a new Chairperson and Deputy.
For the first time since the establishment of Partnership, the council resolved to have two individuals occupying the position of chair.
The post of deputy chairperson was annulled and council approved to have representation from both private and government as co-chairs. This decision is in spirit of partnership from which MKEWP’s establishment was based.
Mr Moses Muthoki, the Head of Community Development at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy), and Mr George Kobia, Chief Officer for Water for Meru County) were both proposed and unanimously voted as the new chairpersons of MKEWP Council.
The two will now lead the Council and the Partnership in implementing and championing Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) in the Upper Ewaso Basin for the next one year.
The Council instructed the secretariat to revise the Partnership’s Charter, which was adopted in 2016. The Charter defines terms of reference, roles and responsibilities that guide the operations of the Council.
Communication Strategy Deliberation
The MKEWP Secretariat also presented the draft Communication Strategy that proposes to work with Council members and WRUA Clusters as the key communication channels in the next five years.
The MKEWP Communication Strategy will provide a framework for MKEWP’s partners to engage effectively, build greater trust between members, create awareness and will build their capacity to communicate best practises in water governance.
For more information on MKEWP, the Council or the Communications Strategy, please contact:
Stanley Kirimi -MKEWP Coordinator
+254 746 607 181