Adapting to Climate Change in Lake Victoria Basin is a project funded by Adaptation Fund through UNEP and LVBC is the Executing Entity while the project is implemented by 5 EAC partner states. In Republic of Burundi the project is implemented in Kirundo Province and Muyinga Province through the Ministry of Water, Environment, Lands and Urban Planning; Republic of Kenya, the project is implemented in Busia and Siaya Counties through the Ministry of Environment and Forestry; Republic of Uganda the it is implemented in Mubende and Masaka District through the Ministry of water and Environment; United Republic of Tanzania it is implemented in Magu District through the Vice President’s Office; and Rwanda the Project is implemented in Kirehe District through the Ministry of Environment.
This project is aimed at reducing the impact of climate change on local communities and water-dependent sectors in the region, especially by building the capacity of the five governments to establish a regional framework to guide adaptation actions. Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) is central to the project’s activities. EbA is a nature-based solution that harnesses nature and ecosystem services to build resilience to climate change. Other approaches of the project involves training in adaptation solutions, water catchment management, water conservation techniques, climate-smart agriculture, and the production of detailed and ‘downscaled’ climate information and forecasts.