- Client MWI – Ministry of Water & Irrigation of Kenya
- Project Mapping of management activities on the Tana river in Kenya
- Key Solution no
- Category PA, Environment and Territory
The general goal of the project was to map all the activities of the NRMP (National Research Management Project) in the target areas of the operating bodies, primarily in the Upper Tana river basin and Lower Nzoia river basin.
Additional objectives included the creation of a geodatabase of the area and the supply of easy-to-use GIS tools to help key stakeholders analyse data sets and generate maps.
The project also included training for the NRMP team on the GIS application and on collection and use of geospatial data.
The project is part of the program of initiatives organised under the National Research Management Project (NRMP) funded by the World Bank.
The project adopted a cascade methodology, with sequential macro-phases in which specific activities were identified to achieve the planned objectives.
The macro-phases for the development of the project were:
- analysis of the current status, with a study of the situation before the project began and analysis of available data, software applications, hardware infrastructure and domain knowledge of users;
- design of the various project components, including the data model to structure the central database, analysis of the platform functional requirements, required software applications and the overall architecture, plus development of a user training program;
- implementation of the activities covered by the design project, including physical modelling of the database, input of data into the database, development, personalisation and installation of the platform. The final stage was roll-out of the planned training activities.
The scheme was part of the project for the management of natural resources, financed by the World Bank and implemented by three bodies: the Water Resources Management Authority (WRMA), the National Irrigation Board (NIB) and the Kenya Forest Service (KFS), monitored and supervised by the Ministry of Water & Irrigation.
The project consisted of four main activities:
- Management of water and irrigation
- Management of forestry resources
- Livelihood investments in the Upper Tana basin
- Monitoring and assessment.
The Ministry of Water & Irrigation had the support of GeneGIS GI, whose years of experience enabled it to offer:
- extensive knowledge of execution procedures for projects funded and managed by world organisations like the World Bank;
- international expertise in implementing open source geoportals for government agencies;
- extensive experience in the creation and management of GIS analysis tools.