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Client: 
Dutch Royal Embassy in Nairobi
Project start: 
September-2014
Project end: 
January-2015

Mobilizing private funding for water and sanitation in Kenya (KIFFWA)

WASTE supports the Dutch Embassy in Nairobi to set up a facility that will mobilize financial sector investments and (private) sources of funding for water and sanitation.

What we do

The Kenya Innovative Financing Facility for Water (KIFFWA) is a project initiated by the Dutch Embassy in Nairobi. Kenya has the ambition to provide access to water and sanitation for all by 2030 and to meet its development ambitions in irrigation, industry and energy. Currently most of the funding comes from the public sector, but this will be insufficient to realize the ambition. Alternative sources of funding may come from financial institutions or the private sector, but their interest in investing in water and sanitation is marginal. The aim of the KIFFWA project is to set up a facility to mobilize alternative (private) sources of funding for water and sanitation. In order to realize a ‘break-through’, the facility will identify innovative ways of employing funding sources in order to attract private / financial sector investments.

How we do it

The Embassy will provide EUR 5 – 9 million, to be used for mobilising private / financial sector funds only; it cannot be used for the direct funding of projects. This assignment will result in the design, tendering and implementation of the facility. This assignment will result in the design, tendering and implementation of the facility.