The Chamber President Mr. Richard Ngatia in the company of KNCCI directors and management this afternoon hosted Dr. Paul Orengo, Chief Party USAID funded Western Kenya Sanitation Project (WSKP) ahead of the USAID-WKSP KNCCI Private Sector Engagement Workshop scheduled to take place on 26th to 27th September,2022

The workshop is meant to catalyze private sector participation and investment in market-based sanitation and menstrual hygiene management within western Kenya.

The event aims to strengthen the policy and regulatory environments and increase capacity of county government to effect lasting change in sanitation and menstrual hygiene management in the USAID Western Kenya Sanitation Project supported counties of Bungoma, Busia, Homa Bay, Kakamega, Kisii, Kisumu, Migori, and Siaya.

The forum will provide dialogue among government, the private sector, innovators, entrepreneurs, and donors to lay the foundation for structured engagement to establish and build stronger partnerships towards improved managed sanitation and menstrual hygiene management.

The two-day event is expected to evolve into discussions and agreements that support a financially sustainable, transformative, replicable, and locally owned sanitation and hygiene marketplace in the target counties of western Kenya.

Key discussions will also illuminate the challenges in western Kenya region with providing access to basic sanitation, including adequate menstrual hygiene management for women and girls. In support of government’s Vision 2030 agenda which calls on universal access to sanitation, this ambitious goal would require multi-stakeholder engagement and new strategies that will drive better access to sanitation and hygiene management goods and services.