The overall goal of the bio-centre project is to promote improved sanitation in selected low - income areas of Nairobi through the provision of ablution blocks and training in both managing the facility and improved hygiene. This is in line with the AWSB informal settlements strategy whose overall objective is to provide reliable, affordable and sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation to people living in informal settlements. The definition is contained within the Kenyan water services strategy whose main aim is to achieve the specific MDGs and WSS targe ts on water and sanitation for the country by 2015.
The specific objectives of this project are:
- Increased hygiene in the informal settlements through improved water availability and sanitation hence reduction in incidence diseases;
- Improved water and sanitation in each informal settlement by regularization and control
of the water and sanitation facilities;
- Provision of a sustainable source of water to the informal settlements;
- Reduction of the cost of water and sanitation services in the informal settlements where
the project is to be implemented;
- Creation of jobs in the informal settlements by way of creating awareness through
training of CBOs to operate and manage the sanitation kiosks for a fee;
- To raise awareness of what sustainable sanitation solutions are and promoting them on a
- To highlight the key role of sanitation to achieve a whole series of MDGs;
- To show how sustainable sanitation projects should be planned with participation of all
stakeholders (hand in hand with hygiene promotion and capacity development).