A new website, http://www.wescoord.or.ke has been set up to Co-ordinate Water and Sanitation in Kenya.
WESCOORD (Water and Environmental Sanitation Coordination) brings together the many agencies active in responding to the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) needs of those people and districts affected by drought. WESCOORD is a sectoral specialist group under the Kenya Food Security Steering Group (KFSSG) lead by the Ministry of Water and Irrigation (MOWI) and co-chaired by UNICEF. The main objectives are:
- Ensure coordination of and support to WASH measures in times of drought emergencies.
- Coordinate and support WASH preparedness, risk reduction and recovery measures after drought.