The Capacity Development for Performance Improvement of Water Utilities in Urban Centres in East Africa project aims to contribute to improving water governance and management of water resources and to the sustainable development and maintenance of water infrastructure. The project is funded within the framework of the 10th European Development Fund ACP-EU Water Facility and is led by IHE Delft Institute for Water Education in the Netherlands.


The project goal is to improve the operational performance of three East African water utilities and strengthen capacity development skills. CAPIWUA addresses the three main themes of governance and management, revenue collection and pro-poor services provision. Results will improve governance through increased participation, transparency and accountability, responsiveness, equity and inclusiveness. The project will benefit from multi-country exchanges and, by virtue of its impact and visibility, is expected to have an effect on national policies in the three thematic areas: governance and management, revenue enhancement and services provision to the poor.


Beneficiary partners include the National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) in Uganda, Rift Valley Water Services Board (RVWSB) in Kenya, Dar es Salam Water and Sewerage Corporation (DAWASCO) in Tanzania and African Water Association (AfWA) in Ivory Coast. Implementing partners include the International Water Association (IWA) in the UK and WaterNet in the Netherlands. Supporting partners include Sustainable Aid in Africa International (SANA) in Kenya and Water Aid in Tanzania.