Community Based Adaptation Training - Participants pose for a group photo after the CBA training

Welcome to the Institute of Environment and Water Management (IEWM)

The Institute of Environment and Water Management (IEWM) is a non-governmental organization that aims to strengthen water and environmental governance and climate change resilience through unlocking the potential of communities and institutions to manage their natural resources equitably and sustainably.

IEWM has a strong track record in tackling and finding innovative solutions to address climate change, natural resource management, and water and sanitation issues, through training and capacity building, skills development, research and knowledge management. The institute’s added value and achievements relies on strategically combining effective programme management, targeted advocacy and compelling communications.

The Institute has striven to bridge the gap between local action and policy/decision making through lobbying and advocacy.   It’s technical experience and influence is recognised and valued at the national level and IEWM’s interventions are clearly aligned with national policies and guidelines, actively contributing to the country’s Vision 2030.


Strengthening Institutional Capacity for Integration of Gender and Social Issues in Climate Change in Kenya

The project aimed at ensuring that national climate change policies and programmes benefit women, marginalized groups and the poor but also tap from their knowledge and experience. IEWM focused its activities in this project on strengthening institutional capacity for integration of gender and social issues...

Strengthening the Leadership Role of Women in Natural Resource Management

The Institute of Environment and Water Management (IEWM) in partnership with Women Organizing for Change in Agriculture & Natural Resource Management (WOCAN) have been conducting leadership circle forums for women leaders in Agriculture and NRM. The Initiative started by bring women leaders together

Addressing Sanitation Challenge in Poor Urban Areas through Sustainable Technologies, Gender Integration and Supportive Policy Framework

In 2008 the East African Wildlife Society (EAWLS) and the Institute of Environment and Water (IEW) proposed a participatory research project to the IDRC as a contribution to the global initiative of providing 2.6 billion people with proper sanitation...