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Training on Financial Management including Financial Management Software Procurement

In the process of reforming the water sector in Kenya, new institutions have been established including the: Water Services Regulatory Board (WSRB), Water Resources Management Authority (WRMA), Water Services Trust Fund (WSTF), Water Appeal Board (WAB) and the Water Service Boards (WSBs). In order for these organisations and institutions to be well structured, good financial management systems are necessary. By request of the MWI through the Kenya Water and Sanitation Programme (KWSP), a previous assignment completed the initial steps; preparation of Financial Management Systems Manuals (FMSMs) and subsequent development of specifications for adequate finance and accounting software packages.

The main objective of this assignment was to follow through with implementation of the FMSMs and carry out operational training in each of the new institutions of WRMA/ROs and WSBs, to ensure that financial staff was able to apply the recommended financial management procedures, chart of accounts, and prepare reports. The assignment was designed to focus on capacity building of national and regional staff, with training key staff of the WSBs, WRMA, and KWSP in reporting modalities and procedures as according to the manuals, as well training in business planning concepts and how to apply the business plan module.

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