Water Sector Reform Programme, Kenya / Water Services Trust Fund / Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit / Sustainable Sanitation Alliance

Unravelling the MagiCube: Kenya’s approach to up-scaling water and sanitation

Monday 28 August | 14.00-15.30 | Room: NL 353
WSTF funded water kiosk, credit: GIZ WSRP Kenya

Scaling up access to water supply and sanitation for the urban poor is complex. Solving this ‘Magicube’ depends on the right formula. GIZ has developed a Scaling Up framework based on the six sides (modules) of the ‘MagiCube’: Sanitation Chain, Access to Water, Financing, Infor-mation Systems, Implementing Actors and the Sector Framework. In Kenya, the Water Sector Trust Fund (WSTF) successfully finances water and sanitation investments in urban low-income settlements at scale utilising the formula of the ‘MagiCube’. Through the Urban Project Cycle (UPC) and the Up-scaling Sanitation for the Urban Poor (UBSUP) programme (co-financed by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation), WSTF has provided over 1,600,000 people residing in low-income areas with safe water supply and over 200,000 people with access to safe sanitation (public and household sanitation).
The Water Sector Trust Fund and the GIZ Water Sector Reform Programme invite urban water and sanitation practitioners and donors to explore unravel and understand the ‘MagiCube’ for up-scaling pro-poor urban water and sanitation using both video sequences and interactive group activities.


14:00 Welcome and introduction
Ismail Shaiye, WSTF, and Stella Warue, WSTF 

14:15 Video presentation

14:30 Introduction to work stations by moderator

14:40 Workstations

15:15 Q&A

15:30 Close of Session