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On behalf of the Water Services Trust Fund I would like to welcome you to the MajiData Website.
MajiData is the pro-poor database covering all the urban low income areas of Kenya which has been prepared by the Ministry of Water and Irrigation (MWI) and the Water Services Trust Fund (WSTF) in cooperation with UN-Habitat, the German Development Bank (KfW), Google org. and GIZ.
MajiData contains a large amount of important information on all urban low income areas of Kenya. This online database will assist the Water Service Providers (WSPs) and Water Services Boards (WSBs) to prepare tailor-made water supply and sanitation proposals for the urban slums and low income planned areas located within their service areas. The fact that data is linked to satellite imagery will also allow for the improved management and operation of these areas by WSPs.
MajiData will provide the Water Sector with the information required to measure impact and progress towards the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals and the targets set by our Vision 2030.
We also expect the residents of the urban areas to use MajiData. By comparing their area with other low income areas they will be in a position to motivate their providers to improve service levels or prepare project proposals.
I would like to thank all those who have contributed to the preparation of MajiData: the Ministry of Water and Irrigation, all eight Water Services Boards and the Water Service Providers. I also thank the Provincial Administration, the Local Authorities, the local Public Health Departments, elders and ordinary residents for their enthusiasm and support. I also wish to thank our partners for their trust and financial support.
Finally I would like to emphasise that we at the WSTF value your views and suggestions. Please feel free to send us your comments and suggestions.
Eng. Jacqueline K. Musyoki (Mrs), OGW
CEO, Water Services Trust Fund