Water Sector Trust Fund (WSTF) is a Kenyan Institution established under the Water Act of 2002 with a mandate to assist in financing the provision of water services to areas of Kenya which are without adequate services. WSTF operates under the Ministry of Water and Irrigation. In the Water Act 2016, The Mandate of the Fund is to provide conditional and unconditional grants to the Counties and to assist in financing the water and sanitation services in the marginalised and under-served areas including:
a) Community level initiatives for the sustainable management of water resources
b) Development of water services in rural areas considered not to be commercially viable for provision of water services by licensees; and
c) Development of water and sanitation services in the under-served poor urban areas
WSTF works with other sector institutions to facilitate implementing agents such as the County Water Utilities (both rural and urban) and Water Resources Users Associations (WRUAs) to apply for financing, implement and sustainably manage their quality water and sanitation services through capacity building and stakeholder partnership. WSTF is funded by the Government of Kenya budgetary allocation and Development Partners.
2011 - 2018
Up-scaling Basic Sanitation for the Urban Poor (UBSUP) in Kenya
To improve the living conditions of the urban poor by offering access to sustainable plot level sanitation and safely managed sludge treatment options for up to 400,000 residents of urban low income areas in Kenya.
The UBSUP programme is implemented by the Water Sector Trust Fund (WSTF), which is a Kenyan state corporation mandated to finance water and sanitation services for the poor and under-served communities. UBSUP covers the entire sanitation service chain from toilet to treatment and is carried out on the grounds through the licensed water service …
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