Representatives from the Company recently went for a benchmarking visit organized by Water, Sanitation and Energy (WSE) consortium to study successfully decentralized sanitation systems adopted by Dar es Salaam Water and Sewerage Authority (DAWASA).
Water Sanitation and Energy consortium is contributing to the Mukuru integrated development plan and its implementation; through the development of water, sanitation and energy sectorial plan.
The WSE identified Tanzania as a country that has achieved significant social indicators on access to hygiene and sanitation services.
The objectives of the study tour were: increase learning and exposure on how sustainable decentralized sanitation systems have been operationalized by water utilities in informal settlements; Share challenges that Kenya and Tanzania are facing in managing sanitation in informal settlements and discuss successful sanitation options in Kenya and in Tanzania.
Others include are: learn about the successes and challenges of decentralized sanitation systems for informal settlements as well as reflect and assess the lessons from the exchange visit that can be replicated in Mukuru Special Planning Area project.
Water, Sanitation and Energy (WSE) consortium members comprise Nairobi City County Government, Sanitation and Energy Sub-Sector, NCWSC, Caritas Switzerland, Strathmore Energy Research Centre, Akiba Mashinani Trust, Oxfam, Sanergy, Slum Dwellers International, Umande Trust, Muumgano Wa Vijiji and Innovative Canadians For Change.