Innovate for Wash Nakuru

Innovate 4Wash Nakuru

Theme: Climate proofing our WASH systems and Solutions.
Date: 6th – 9th September 2023, Nakuru County, Kenya


Billions of people in the world are still living without safely managed water, sanitation solutions and menstrual hygiene management. Achieving SDG 6 is integral to the success of the 2030 agenda for sustainable development, which aims to end extreme poverty and protect the planet. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development called for ‘ensuring availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all’ under SDG6

Climate change inhibits people’s access to safe water and sanitation. For instance, in Kenya, droughts have a significant effect on the availability of safe water. They cause water scarcity, so people are more likely to use unsafe water sources nearby or travel long distances.

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quercus group 14wash
quercus group 14wash


About The Nakuru ForumThe UN 2030 Agenda rightly places the private sector to drive sustainable development for the good of the people, the economy and the planet. Private sector can make huge contributions and investments into developing innovative technologies and business models to tackle the sustainable development challenges while also increasing competitiveness, creating jobs and promoting sustainable, inclusive economic growth in the county and the country.


The Innovate for Water and Sanitation, Nakuru Forum will have the following five (5) key SMART objectives.

  1. Demonstrate the role of the private sector in achieving water security providing a new thinking and new ways for stakeholders to work together toward water security, bringing many of them out of their comfort zones in the process.
  2. Provide an avenue for discussion between different WASH stakeholders along the value chains; prioritizing the needs/gaps that impede the adoption of improved WASH solutions.


  1. Facilitate connections for deal-making.
  2. Give visibility to organizations (UN, NGO’s, Corporations, WASH Development partners) presenting their needs and/or current projects (impact funds, coalitions, innovative public/private models, new financial vehicles) to potential service providers (social entrepreneurs, sanitation and technology experts, etc.) partners and investors.

Featured Speakers

CECM Water Nakuru - Quercus Group I4Wash

Dr. Nelson Maara


Mariam Njoroge - Kenya Country Manager - Quercus Group

Mariam Njoroge

Kenya Country Manager - Quercus Group

Anthony Ambugo - I4Wash by Quercus Group

Mr. Antony Ambugo

Chief Executive Officer, Water Services Providers Association (WASPA)

George Odhiambo - I4Wash by Quercus Group

Mr. George Odhiambo

Managing Director, National Bank of Kenya (NBK)

FCPA, Reuben Korir

FCPA, Reuben Korir

Managing Director, Nakuru Rural Water (NARUWASCO)

Eng. Nahashon Wahome

Managing Director, Naivasha Water and Sanitation Company (NAIVAWASCO

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