The Partnership is 5-years old, and has received the following funding to support its partners in the Upper Ewaso Ng’iro Basin:
- KSH 5,021,000: The Laikipia Forum – secretariat services, administrative and fundraising support, office space, accounting and reporting, audits, etc.
- KSH 9,506,250: FAO – support for ILMAMUSI and the Mukogodo landscape for the rehabilitation of 5 community water projects
- KSH 15,033,170: World Bank – directed at building the capacity of 7 WRUAs to better manage their sub-catchments and to generate income from services provided.
- KSH 2,000,000: World Bank – for the organizational development of the first water conservation and management SACCO in Kenya – the Ewaso Maji Users Sacco.
- KSH 1,004,305: KEWASNET – supported the revision of the MKEWP charter and its registration, as well as contributions the Laikipia Water Policy
- KSH 2,095,600: SNV – support for smart water agriculture attached to WRUAs, small holders, and youth groups.
- KSH 1,076,000: Wetlands International – support for education and training of WRUAs on the Water Act 2016, WRUA water monitoring and rationing, contributions to the CIDPs for Laikipia and Meru, and the formation of WRUA clusters to encourage greater WRUA collaboration across sub-catchments:
- Timau Cluster (Ngusishi, Timau, Teleswani and Sirimon WRUAs),
- Nanyuki Cluster (Ontulili, Likii and Nanyuki WRUAs),
- Naromoru Cluster (Rongai, Burguret, Naromoru) and
- Upper Ewaso Cluster (Upper Ewaso Nyiro, Moyok, Kareminu and Ngobit WRUAs
- KSH 5,571,930: Darwin – Grant support for water conservation and management in 2 sub-catchments in the greater Ol Pejeta landscape.
- KSH 10,778,000: CORDAID – Support for the self-sustaining WRUA model in Meru and Isiolo, lobbying and advocacy capacity building, CIDP contributions, and water conflict management.
Membership subscriptions for the last 4 years = KSH 3,457,000 have leveraged funds for the Upper Ewaso Basin = KSH 52,086,255. Each membership KSH has raised KSH 15!!
We support WRUAs primarily and their ability to better manage their water resource and riparian areas individually and collectively. They are the backbone of community natural resources management. They receive no financial support from government to carry out their water management mandate.
Most WRUAs with model large scale farms as partners are much more successful at managing their water resources. Some model farms help with due diligence, pay the real costs of their water use, and provide community project financing.
WRUAs without large scale model farm/conservancy partnerships struggle to fulfill their mandate and fail to meet the costs of their operations.