Video interviews: SWIFT’s experience in Wajir and Turkana
After decades of short term programming around water provision, SWIFT shifted the dynamic and did things differently in very fragile contexts, did it work?
The SWIFT programme implemented innovative solutions that ensured its sustainability. By focusing on building systems rather than solely infrastructure, the programme managed to reached sustainability in some of Kenya’s most difficult contexts.
Since 2014, the Sustainable WASH In Fragile Contexts (SWIFT) Consortium has been working to provide access to water and sanitation and to encourage the adoption of basic hygiene practices in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and in Kenya.
Various partners implement SWIFT’s actions in both target countries, in collaboration with governments as well as water providers, including utilities. The consortium is led by Oxfam, and includes Tearfund and the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) as global members.
The SWIFT programme is funded by UK aid from the UK government under a Payment by Results (PbR) contract.