Managing resources through stakeholder networks

Ogada, Job Ochieng; Krhoda, George Okoye; Veen, Anne Van Der; Marani, Martin; Oel, Pieter Richards van


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.