Category Archives for Kenya

ROSA project and visiting implementation sites

ROSA – Resource-Oriented Sanitation concepts for peri-urban areas in Africa.  This is a research project funded by EU to implement principles of sustainable sanitation in four African countries: Ethiopia, Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya. They also include a lot of local partners in the funding and implementation. During the first week I was shown around on […]

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Hell´s Gate National Park

Hell´s Gate National Park is situated about 50 km from Nakuru. The park is special because it lets you walk, hike bicycle and camp inside – I was there only for a short daytrip, so I didn´t get the chance to do it though…Me and Veronica went by motorbikes, we hired some guys with bikes in Naivasha to take […]

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First meeting with Egerton and sampling greywater

After arriving Egerton Sunday I startet out the week with sampling greywater with James and Laura. James is doing his PH. D in greywater and will set up constructed wetlands to treat the water with the intention of reuse. Laura is fro Germany and she is doing her diploma here in Egerton. They are sampling […]

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Finding my way in that crazy matatu place and lunch with James´ family

Sunday I had my first challenge – to get from the city center to Ngong on my own for lunch with James’ family. I have to admit I was abit sceptical when I got close to the noisy matatu place by the train station. To get an impression of what I´m talking about, take a lokk […]

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Where to stay: YMCA (Nairobi, Kenya – 2008)

YMCA is situated just five minutes walk from the city centre of Nairobi, but the small distance out of town makes it so quiet compared to the city hotels. It is a very safe start if it is you first trip to Africa or Kenya. It is a safe area and with great staff in […]

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Arriving Kenya and first meeting with Nairobi

Kenya – finally there after counting down for months, weeks, days and hours! I was welcomed by James and Banus at the airport – they had actually been so eager to welcome me that they also were there the day before – but then I was still asleep in my bed in Oslo. It was […]

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