Call For Proposal 2023

Water is a fundamental part of all aspects of life. It is inextricably linked to the three pillars of sustainable development (environmental, social, and economic), crosscutting and supports the achievement of many United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), through close linkages to climate, environment, energy, sustainable infrastructure, food security, poverty alleviation, gender equality, health among others. In Kenya, water coverage in regulated areas currently stands at 62% and sewerage coverage at 16%. To achieve its ambitious target of universal access to water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services by 2030, Kenya requires USD$ 12.9 billion annual investments into the WASH sector. The current government budget for water and sanitation is USD $ 5.6 billion leaving a financing gap of USD 7 billion annually .

Climate change in Kenya is increasingly impacting the lives of Kenyans and the environment, leading to more frequent extreme weather events like droughts which last longer than usual, irregular and unpredictable rainfall, flooding and increasing temperatures. Climate risks have been cited as one of the largest threats to Kenya’s sustainable development goals. Kenya’s updated Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) submitted to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in 2020 notes that successive climate change impacts result in socio-economic losses estimated at 3–4% of GDP annually. In 2018, Kenya received USD$ 2.4billion of public and private investments towards climate related activities, representing only 33% of investments required annually to address Kenya NDCs.

There is consensus from stakeholders in the WASH and climate sectors, that for Kenya to achieve universal access to clean water and sanitation, and NDCs on Climate Change, traditional sources of financing (i.e., government and county government financing, donor funding, taxes, and tariffs) are not enough and additional and increased financing through alternative and innovative financing mechanisms is required. (2022)

Call for Proposals 2023: KIFFWA is pleased to launch its first Call for Prposal 2023 and invites proposals for financial support from qualifying initiatives. KIFFWA can offer a range of financial and technical support to meet specific needs of our potential private sector partners that may include SMEs/enterprises/businesses in the early stage looking to scale up or project promoters looking for development financing, within the water and climate sectors.

The call is now open, and applications can be submitted through [email protected].

Download call for proposal document here.

The deadline for applications is Monday, 9 October 2023 at 5:00 p.m. East African time (GMT+3).

For further information about this Call for Proposals 2023, please contact us at [email protected].

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Call For Proposal 2023

Our Vision

To be the preferred investment partner for scalable water-sector initiatives that promote climate resilience.

Our Mission

To catalyze investment into climate-resilient water initiatives by providing financial and technical support.