ACC-LVB


Adapting to Climate Change in Lake Victoria Basin Project (ACC-LVB) Adapting to Climate Change in Lake Victoria Basin Project (ACC-LVB)   The Adapting to Climate Change in Lake Victoria Basin (ACC-LVB) project was developed in order to increase climate resilience in the LVB through implementation of both regional and community-based climate change adaptation interventions/technologies. This regional project is executed by Lake Victoria Basin Commission (LVBC) and implemented in LVB by five EAC partner states (Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda & Kenya). The project is financed by Adaptation Fund through UN Environment (UNEP) and has overall objective of “reducing vulnerability to the negative effects of climate change in the Lake Victoria Basin (Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda), by building climate resilience”.   The ACC-LVB project has the following specific outcomes
  1. Strengthened institutional and technical capacity to integrate climate resilience into trans-boundary water catchment management;
  2. Improved delivery of accurate and timely climate information to regional and national policymakers, technical officers and local communities;
  3. Climate change adaptation technologies transferred to communities to reduce their vulnerability to climate change;
  4. Regional resilience to climate change promoted through innovative, community-based projects;
  5. And improved knowledge management frameworks for the collection and maintenance of regional knowledge in trans-boundary water catchment management and climate change adaptation practices.
  The Project Intervention Sites  Through a series of consultations between LVBC and partner states ACC-LVB priority climate hotspots with very high vulnerability index have been selected as project intervention sites across the LVB. The selection process was guided by the agreed regional criteria as well as various assessment reports including the Climate Change Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation Assessment (VIA) report for the LVB as developed under PREPARED (Planning for Resilience in East Africa through Policy, Adaptation, Research and Economic Development) programme in 2016.   Selected project intervention sites are as follows:
  • Tanzania: Ng’haya village in Magu District of Mwanza region;
  • Rwanda:  Kigarama Village in Gatore Sector; Kabeza Village  in Gahara Sector and 10 Villages of Kabuga and Gasarabwayi Cells  in Musaza Sector;
  • Burundi: Cabariza and Bishisha in Busoni Commune of Kirundo Province; Nzove-Kayove and Rukusha–Kijimbura in Giteranyi Commune of Muyinga Province;
  • Uganda: Kalungu and Kyangungu in Mubende District; Kitoma and Mijjunjtl in Masaka District;
  • Kenya:   Project sites will be in Busia and Siaya Counties.
  Adaptation Technologies The project is currently promoting the transfer, absorption and diffusion of a range of adaptation technologies and community-based adaptation interventions which provide outstanding opportunities to increase the regional and local level resilience of vulnerable communities and the ecosystems in the LVB. These technologies/interventions are based on best-practices across the LVB and cut across water conservation, climate smart agriculture (CSA) techniques and ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) practices. Examples include: rainwater harvesting technologies (rooftop water harvesting, construction of water reservoirs, micro and macro catchment technologies); rehabilitation/restoration of degraded agricultural land and natural ecosystems (agroforestry, construction of terraces and gabions, traditional in situ fodder conservation, apiculture); conservation agriculture practices; micro-irrigation systems for crop intensification (horticultural and fruit farming); energy efficiency technologies (modern fish drying kiln, improved cookstoves and biogas installation) among others. Coupled with capacity development, these adaptation technologies and community-based adaptation interventions are expected to significantly contribute in reducing the vulnerability of regional and local community an ecosystem to the impacts of current and predicted climate change.

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THE IMPACT OF ACC-LVB PROJECT IN THE REPUBLIC OF BURUNDI.



Thousands of residents in various villages in the Republic of Burundi are among the beneficiaries of the successful implementation Adapting to Climate change project (ACC-LVB).  Today their faces are radiating with joy as they reap the immense benefits of the ...…
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RESTORING OSIPATA GULLEY: 10,000 BAMBOOS PLANTED 



Lake Victoria Basin Commission (LVBC) has spent USD 30,000 in the restoration of Osipata gulley in Teso South Constituency Busia County.  The restoration exercise was under the Adapting to Climate Change in Lake Victoria Basin (ACC-LVB) Project which was funded ...…
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MODERN AUTOMATIC WEATHER STATIONS SET UP IN BUSIA AND SIAYA COUNTIES.



Busia and Siaya counties in the Republic of Kenya are among the beneficiaries of the set-up of new automated weather stations that will be used to measure and transmit weather parameters for timely and accurate weather forecasting.   The two counties ...…
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FROM RAGS TO RICHES:   THE TALE OF A GROUP IN KENYA WHICH BENEFITED FROM ACC-LVB PROJECT.



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EXPERTS ADOPT RESOLUTIONS ON MARA RIVER CONSERVATION



Researchers, scientists, experts, senior government officials and relevant stakeholders from the two East African Partner States, the Republic of Kenya and the United Republic of Tanzania have jointly agreed on a range shared action that would help to conserve the ...…
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RAY OF HOPE FOR ONCE DEJECTED UGANDANS



For decades, residents of Musaka and Mubende districts in Central Uganda have been grappling with the depressing effects of climate change. The ravaging floods that rendered many families homeless and reduction in yield potential are among the problems the natives ...…
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10TH JOINT REGIONAL POLICY STEERING COMMITTEE TO TAKE PLACE IN KISUMU KENYA



The 10th meeting of the Joint Regional Policy Steering Committee (RPSC) of Lake Victoria Basin Commission’s Projects and Programs is scheduled to take place from 30th January to 3rd February at the Sarova Imperial Hotel in Kisumu, Kenya. The committee ...…
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Towards Climate Adaptations in Rwanda: Beneficiaries Testify Felt Changes



Beneficiaries of the Regional Project – Adapting to Climate Change Adaptation in Lake Victoria Basin (ACC-LV) Project – coordinated by Lake Victoria Basin Commission (LVBC) in Rwanda shared their stories of change on November,3rd 2022 during the Project Monitoring visit ...…
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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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Republic of Uganda Adopts EbA Technology to Reduce Emissions



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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




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CONSTRUCTION OF MARITIME RESCUE COORDINATION CENTRE (MRCC) UNDERWAY IN MWANZA, UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA 

The construction of Maritime Rescue coordination centre (MRCC) is underway in Ilemela, Mwanza City in the United Republic of Tanzania.  Already the construction of the ground floor of the main office and the first floor is at thirty eight percent.  ...
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MWANZA CITY TO HOST THE INAUGURAL LAKE VICTORIA DAY CELEBRATIONS IN NOVEMBER

The inaugural Lake Victoria Day celebrations will be held in Mwanza City, in the United Republic of Tanzania from 25th– 29th November.  Preliminary events will also be held in other Lake Region provinces of  Geita, Kagera, Simiyu and Mara.  During ...
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REPUBLIC OF KENYA TO HOST THE 13th MARA DAY CELEBRATION.

Preparation for the 13th Mara Day celebration has kicked off.  The annual event will be held in Maasai Mara University in Narok County, Republic of Kenya from 13th to 15th September.  This year’s theme will be, “Flowing Forward Together: Conserving ...
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PERMANENT AND PRINCIPAL SECRETARIES FROM THE EAST AFRICAN PARTNER STATES ENDORSE THE PROPOSED MULTISECTORAL MULTIPHASE PROGRAMME FOR LAKE VICTORIA BASIN BY LVBC

Permanent and Principal Secretaries in the ministries of Environment, water and East African Community affairs  from the East African Partner States have endorsed the three broad priority areas proposed under the Multisectoral Multiphase Programme for Lake Victoria Basin. The priority ...
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Supply, Installation and Commissioning of Furniture (Lot 1), ICT Equipment (Lot 2) and Marine Equipment (Lot 3) for the Regional Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre in Mwanza, Tanzania (IFB Number: LVBC/AfDB/GDS/24/01) 

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KENYAN FARMERS ARE BURSTING OF BUMPER HARVEST COURTESY OF ACC-LVB PROJECT

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