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Water is life. Did you know that Kenya is classified as a water scarce country? Sustainable access to safe water is around 60% in the urban setting and drops to as low as 20% in the settlements of the urban poor where half of the urban population lives. In 2007, findings from the National Water Services Strategy indicated that the water sanitation situation is poor with only 57% of households using water from sources that are considered safe. Even though use of mobile is widespread across the country, very few people have access to water related information.
iHub Research’s M-Governance project team has been researching on the Use of mobile technology in promoting transparency Issues in water governance. Recently, the research team returned from the field after interviewing 900 citizens and about 10 stakeholders in the water sector. The findings of this study have been documented in our report here:
iHub Research would like to welcome you to participate in the discussion as we share the methodology, the findings and the way forward of the MGovernance project. What role do you perceive mobile playing to solve your need in accessing water information from relevant stakeholders like government? (This information could range from water rationing timetables, checking and paying water bills, water treatment methods e.t.c)
To find out, please join us at the iHub 4th Floor - Bishop Magua Building
Join the research team comprising of Hilda Moraa, Albert Otieno and Anne Salim who will be presenting on the project findings. The M-Governance project has been ongoing for a period of 18 months, read more on the project here