Scaling Up Rainwater Management

Project Summary

Approval Date 05 Jul 2012
Signature Date 07 Dec 2012
Planned Completion Date 07 Dec 2015
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Mar 2016
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Water Supply & Sanitation
DAC Sector Code 14010
Commitment U.A 577,799.75
Status Completion

Project General Description

Integrated rainwater intensification project in the semi-arid districts of Kenya is a response to the challenges of rural development in these areas in the context of climate change. It aims to facilitate the consideration of the stormwater management component in the implementation of the Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) Strategy in drought-prone regions of Kenya and also to address the challenges of water security and food security. In addition to these problems, the project also addresses the problems of environmental degradation, by strengthening the capacity of communities to manage their resources in a sustainable and productive way to cope with the effects of climate change. The project comprises four components: (i) Rainwater Harvesting and Management (RHM) Infrastructure Development for Domestic and Productive Use; (ii) Complementary technologies for Improved Livelihoods and Income Generation; (iii) Knowledge sharing and Policy advocacy and (iv) Project management, monitoring and evaluation.

Project Objectives

The objective of the project are: a) assist rural communities in three districts to improve food security and rural livelihoods, b) demonstrate and advocate to stimulate interest in rainwater harvesting and management and complementary technologies to improve health and income.


The project targets 2 pastoral communities in semi-arid Baringo district, and 2 agro-pastoral (smallholder farmers) community groups in the semi-arid Kiambu West and Laikipia East districts. The beneficiaries also include 6 schools within the target communities, and neighbouring communities. The estimated number of target beneficiaries is 10,000 – 15,000 people of which approx. 55% will be women.

Participating Organization

AfricaWater Facility Fund
Greater Horn of Africa Rainwater Partnership (GHARP)/ KRA secretariat


IATI identifier 46002-P-KE-EAZ-003
Other IATI identifier CA-3-A034853001
Last Update 01 Dec 2021


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Geographic Location

Country Kenya