Managing resources through stakeholder networks: collaborative water governance for Lake Naivasha basin, Kenya

Job Ochieng Ogada*, George Okoye Krhoda, A. Van Der Veen, Martin Marani, Pieter Richards van Oel

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Abstract

Stakeholder analysis and social network analysis were used to analyze stakeholders’ social and structural characteristics based on their interests, influence and interactions in Lake Naivasha basin, Kenya. Even though the Kenyan government and its agencies seem to command higher influence and interest in water resource management, the presence of influential and central stakeholders from non-government sectors plays a key role in strengthening partnership in a governance environment with multiple sectors, complex issues and competing interests. Interactions in the basin are guided by stakeholders’ interest and sphere of influence, which have both promoted participation in implementing a collaborative water governance framework.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)271-290
Number of pages20
JournalWater international
Volume42
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Apr 2017

Keywords

  • Collaborative water governance
  • Kenya
  • Lake Naivasha basin
  • social networks
  • stakeholder analysis
  • ITC-ISI-JOURNAL-ARTICLE

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