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Kenya: WESCOORD - Strategic Advisory Group - Terms of Reference


The Water and Environmental Sanitation Coordination mechanism (WESCOORD) was established in 2001 as a technical arm of Kenya food security Steering group (KFSSG) to tackle the La-Nina related drought of 2000/2001. The drought had severally affected 12 districts in the North of the country. The initial focus was on food distribution, but this rapidly evolved into a multi-sectoral response. WESCOORD was created under the KFSSG to bring together agencies that are active in water and sanitation in areas that are commonly affected by drought and floods. It was also formed with the purpose of achieving a coordinated and integrated approach in the implementation of WASH emergencies responses. WESCOORD has been active in drought-affected areas but less so in areas affected by other emergencies. This year, WESCOORD expanded its scope to 23 priority counties that are prone to various emergencies including: drought and food insecurity, floods, conflict and disease outbreaks. 

Operation(s)/ Webspace(s): 
Government of Kenya - Ministry of Water and Irrigation
Original Publication Date: 
01 Mar 2017
Document type: 
Terms of Reference