The MoU is signed by each party. It should be communicated to the public and, where possible, made available to the public. Find out if it is possible to organize a small dedication event to increase the visibility and notoriety of the project and to strengthen the ownership of the local government. The objective of an action programme is to formally agree on the objectives, roles and ground rules of the partnership between the local government, which has the mandate to provide services, and the implementation agency. Creating a clear agreement can help prevent conflicts and reputational damage, as expectations are discussed, agreed and documented at an early stage and leave less room for misinterpretation. It also increases the transparency of relations with the Authority and allows both parties to meet their obligations. A Memorandum of Understanding (Memorandum of Understanding) describes an agreement between two or more parties: in this case, the organization that executes the project and the local government (in the case of Kenya, it would be the relevant ministry within the district government). It expresses an agreement of will between the parties and defines a proposed common course of action. It may, if indicated, be legally binding. The CSO and local communities should jointly define the objective of the program and the contribution to improving water supply or sanitation or WRM practices. One of the questions should be answered: See the presentation of an example of a moU structure and content. Signatories should conduct a regular review of the review protocol to monitor its implementation and comprehensiveness.
If necessary, the program should be updated with a supplement to include changes in liability or relationship between the parties.