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Submitted by on 2 July 2016


LVBC Hands Over Aids to Navigation to Kenyan Government

Lake Victoria Basin Commission (LVBC) has handed-over aids to navigation to Kenyan Government to improve transport on Lake Victoria and wider access to other ports in East African Partner States. The handover which took place on June, 14th 2016 at the Kisumu Pier–former Port Elizabeth, Republic of Kenya was… Read more…

Regional Environmental Scientific Conference : Call for Abstract

Introduction EAC  Partner  States  through  the  Lake Victoria Basin Commission  (LVBC)  plan to hold a research/scientific conference that  will be  held in  Mwanza, Tanzania  on  the 15th  –  16th February,  2017.  The overall objective of  the conference  will  be  to  inform  programming, policy development and partnerships within the Lake  Victoria… Read more…

 


Lake Victpria Water and Sanitation Project

LVWATSAN

Lake Victoria Water and Sanitation Project Phase II

Lake Victoria Basin covers an area of 250,000 km2 with the lake taking 68,000 km2. The basin has a population of 35 – 40 million people, with rapidly growing secondary towns, which has resulted in:

  • Unplanned, spontaneous and unsustainable growth
  • Run-down and non-existent basic infrastructure and services

Significant negative impacts on environment, and importantly, View Project…

MOunt Elgo Regional Ecosystem Conservation

MERECP

Mount Elgon Regional Ecosystem Conservation Program

MERECP is a programme of the East African Community whose oversight, coordination and supervision was delegated to the Lake Victoria Basin Commission. It was designed by IUCN through multi-stakeholder consultations, discussions and interaction with the East African Community Secretariat (EAC), governments of Kenya and Uganda through relevant national government agencies, View Project…

 


Mara River Basin Project

Mara River Basin Project

On the 4th August 2003 East Africa Community (EAC) entered into a Memorandum Understanding (MoU) with the World Wide Fund for Nature Eastern Africa Regional Programme Office (WWF EARPO) Nairobi in which it was agreed WWF-EARPO supports the EAC in programmes contributing to the vision of the Lake Victoria Development Programme and the established Lake Victoria Basin Commission. This is in line with the provisions View Project…

Maritime Communacation for Safety on Lake Victoria

MCSLV

Maritime Communications for Safety on Lake Victoria

Lake Victoria is Africa’s largest lake and the world’s second largest with an area of  69,000km2 spanning Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya. It is also a key resource for the people of East Africa. It has the largest freshwater fisheries producing 700,000 to 800,000 tonnes of fish annually, worth US$350 – 400 million at the landings and US$250 million in export. View Project…

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PROGRAMS & PROJECTS

LVB IWRMP

Lake Victoria Basin Integrated Water Resources Management Programme (LVB IWRMP) Lake Victoria Integrated Water Resources Management Programme (LVB IWRMP) is a regional programme coordinated by Lake Victoria Basin Commission (LVBC) and implemented in the four Partner States of the East ...
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ACC-LVB

Adapting to Climate Change in Lake Victoria Basin Project (ACC-LVB)
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ScaleWays Project

Scaling out resilient Water and Agricultural Systems (ScaleWAYS) is a project implemented under the broader framework of Advancing Water Futures and Scenarios (WFaS East Africa: Accelerating transition towards resilient water and Food Systems). It’s a research project that would be ...
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EPSGG-LVB

Project on engaging private sector for green growth in Lake Victoria Basin (EPSGG-LVB)
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PREPARED

The Planning for Resilience in East Africa through Policy, Adaptation, Research and Economic Development (PREPARED) is a medium-term, multi-organization program partially implemented in the East African Community.
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LVWATSAN II

Lake Victoria Water Supply and Sanitation (LVWATSAN II) is the programme of the East African Community (EAC), coordinated by Lake Victoria Basin Commission (LVBC) implemented in 15 towns of the 5 Partner States of the Community. The African Development Bank ...
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EVENTS

9TH MARA DAY CELEBRATIONS

Dates: 14th - 15th September, 2020
Venue: Virtual Online Event
The Lake Victoria Basin Commission (LVBC) in partnership with the Ministry of East African Community Affairs, Republic of Kenya, Ministry of Environment & Natural Resources, Ministry of Water and Irrigation, ...
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The 19th SECOM Kicks off in Entebbe, Uganda – ENDED

Dates: 18th - 22nd June, 2018
Venue: Protea Hotel, Entebbe, Republic of Uganda
The 19th Meeting of the Sectoral Council of Ministers for the Lake Victoria Basin (LVB) currently being held from 18th to 22nd June 2018 at Protea Hotel, ...
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Regional Population, Health & Environment Symposium 2017 – ENDED

Dates: 27th - 28th September, 2017
Venue: Imperial Golf View Hotel, Station Road Entebbe, Central Region, Uganda
EAC - LVBC in partnership with K4Health project and PRB will host a two-day regional Population, Health, and Environment (PHE) Symposium in Entebbe, ...
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LVBCON 2017

Date: 15th – 16th February 2017
Venue: Mwanza, Tanzania
The conference will bring together institutions and individuals who have useful information to share. The theme of the conference is “Harnessing Science and Research for Improved collaborative management ...
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Regional Population, Health & Environment Symposium 2017

The Lake Victoria Basin Commission (LVBC) in partnership with Knowledge 4 Health (K4Health) project and Population Reference Bureau (PRB) will held a two-day regional Population, Health, and Environment (PHE) Symposium in Entebbe, Uganda
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LVWATSAN PROJECT LAUNCH | 12/5/2017

Lake Victoria Basin covers an area of 250,000 km2 with the lake taking 68,000 km2. The basin has a population of 35 - 40 million people, with rapidly growing secondary towns, which has resulted in: Unplanned, spontaneous and unsustainable growth Run-down ...
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NEWS

LVBC Prioritizes Media as Accelerators of Climate Change Adaptations

Lake Victoria Basin Commission (LVBC) will train regional media practitioners from five East African Community (EAC) Partner States from 27th-29th June 2022 in Kigali, Rwanda. According to the LVBC Executive Secretary, Dr. Bwire K. Masinde, the regional media training on ...
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Kenya Hosts Regional Workshop on Water Information System to Support Policy and Investment Decisions

The regional workshop on Water Information System brings together experts from the 5 East African Community (EAC) Partner States will be held in Nairobi, Kenya, 22nd-24th June, 2022. The workshop forms part of the stakeholder engagement process that seeks to ...
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Rwanda Committed to Success of High Priority Investment Project

The Government of Rwanda will exercise oversight to ensure the successful implementation of the High Priority Investment (HPI), remarked Patrick Karera, Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Environment (MoE) May, 9th 2022. The Permanent Secretary made assurance during the signing ...
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The Lake Victoria Basin Integrated Water Resources Management Programme (LVB IWRMP) Marks International Day for Biological Diversity 2022

Lake Victoria basin is used by communities and industries as a source of food, energy, water and transport. At the same time, the Lake is also a sink for human, agricultural and industrial waste. The Lake provides employment for up ...
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Kenya’s Parliamentary Select Committee and LVBC Discussed Regional Integration.

Kenya’s Parliamentary Select Committee on Regional Integration held discussions with Lake Victoria Basin Commission (LVB) Staff on matters consistent with East African Community Regional Integration Agenda. The visit to LVBC on 13th May, 2022 in Kisumu, Kenya was part of ...
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LVB SECOM 2021-2022

21st Sectoral Council of Ministers to Take Place from 2nd-6th May, 2022, Kisumu, Kenya.

The 21st Meeting of the Sectoral Council of Ministers for Lake Victoria Basin (LVB-SECOM) is set to take place from 2nd – 6th May 2022 at the Imperial Hotel in Kisumu, Republic of Kenya. The meeting is expected to consider ...
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