Nation Media Group (NMG) will be the main media partner for the National Water Summit. Organized by Mount Kenya University (MKU) and the Institute of Capacity Building (ICB), the Water Summit will be held in Turkana County in October.
MKU Vice Chancellor Prof Stanley Waudo, on behalf of the University, signed a memorandum of understanding with NMG last week.
The Summit, which has attracted foremost experts on water resources from around the world, will deliberate on ground water management. Turkana County has huge deposits of ground water. “The theme of the Summit, “Water for socio-economic development” reflects the huge potential that this resource has,” said Dr Vincent Gaitho, chairman of the Summit Organising Committee. “This will be covered in the thematic areas during the two day event.”
Dr Gaitho, who is also the deputy vice chair of the MKU council said the outcomes of the summit will be used in formulating policy on ground water management, especially in arid and semi arid areas of Africa.
Following the signing of the MoU, Nation Media Group will provide coverage of the Water Summit through its various stables. These include Daily Nation, NTV, QTV, Nation FM, Taifa Leo and The East African. “We are excited about this partnership with Mount Kenya University. This Summit is of paramount importance and has far reaching benefits for our communities and beyond,” said Mr Tom Mshindi, who represented NMG.
Other partners in the National Water Summit include UNESCO, the County Government of Turkana and the Ministry of Environment, Water and Natural Resources.