Providing Water Services in a Devolved Governance Structure: a Kenyan Case
This online event requires registration which will close 3 hours before the event.
Kenya adopted a devolved government structure under a new Constitution in 2010. Implementation challenges have covered a wide range of issues: how best to unbundle water and sanitation services, revenue sharing between the national and county governments, responsibility for inherited liabilities, institutional and governance frameworks for cross-county bulk water delivery, and a country characterised by stark resource disparities. This seminar explores some of the options available to ensure that, these challenges notwithstanding, the constitutional right to universal access to a basis supply of water and sanitation services remains at the core of the governance and policy frameworks adopted.

About the Speaker
Prof. Albert Mumma is an environmental lawyer with over 30 years’ experience both in the academic field and in the practice of law. He is Professor of Law at the University of Nairobi and holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge where he wrote a doctoral thesis on water law. His expertise includes legal and policy arrangements relating to institutional development, and environmental and natural resources law.
Date: 18 November 2020, 12:30 (Wednesday, 6th week, Michaelmas 2020)
Venue: online
Speaker: Prof. Albert Mumma (University of Nairobi)
Organising department: School of Geography and the Environment
Organiser: Kathryn Pharr (University of Oxford)
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Part of: Oxford Water Network "Water, Society, and Policy" Seminar Series
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Cost: £0
Audience: Public
Editor: Kathryn Pharr