In what way can the government and community leaders in Kismayo work together for effective water governance?
This paper focuses on the issue of water governance and the role and sphere of influence of the government, clan elders and religious leaders in the development of effective water systems in Kismayo. Kismayo was historically a small fishing settlement but grew to an urban hub that attracted pastoral herders, naturally increasing the amount of water point in the vicinity. However, due to the scarcity of water, activity quickly dwindled causing a local economic crisis. Around 77% of Kismayo’s population do not have access to potable water (Kismayo District Survey, 2003) and with an increasing population; this number is expected to increase so there is an urgent need to govern water better and more effectively.
Fadumo Mohamed (2018) In what way can the government and community leaders in Kismayo work together for effective water governance?, Humanitarian Academy for Development, Birmingham, UK.