Who we are

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The zonal location of Lake Victoria Basin(LVBC) and Lake Victoria

Lake Victoria Basin Commission (LVBC) is a specialized institution of the East African Community (EAC) located in the City of Kisumu, Republic of Kenya and within the Lake Victoria Basin (LVB). The Commission is mandated to coordinate sustainable development and management of the Lake Victoria Basin in the 5 EAC Partner States.

Lake Victoria is hydrologically delineated and covers an area of approximately 183,000 Square Kilometers with lake surface of covering about 68,800 square kilometers. Lake Victoria is the 2nd largest freshwater body in the world. The East African designated Lake Victoria Basin as an area of ‘high economic interests’ and a ‘regional economic growth zone,’ to be developed jointly by the EAC Partner States.


Vision

A prosperous population living in a healthy and sustainably managed environment providing equitable opportunities and benefits

Mission

To promote, facilitate and coordinate activities of different actors towards sustainable development and poverty eradication of the Lake Victoria Basin.

 


 

Core Values

 

  • Maintain integrity;
  • practice equity;
  • be result-oriented;
  • be responsive.

 


 

LVBC Governance

The LVBC Secretariat reports to the Sectoral Council of Ministers on Lake Victoria (SECOM). Some of functions SECOM performs are:

 

  • Provide overall policy directions for the implementation of projects and programmes in the Lake Victoria Basin;
  • Guide the implementation of development programmes in Lake Victoria Basin;
  • Make regulations, issue directives, take decisions and make recommendations to the Council of Ministers for EAC;

 

Coordination Committee

The Coordination Committee consists of Principal and Permanent Secretaries of the Sectoral Ministries of the EAC Partner States. Some of the functions of Coordination Committee are:

 

  • Submit reports and recommendations to the Sectoral Council of Ministers;
  • Implement the decisions of the Sectoral Council of Ministers;
  • Receive and consider reports of the Sectoral Council of Ministers;

 


Sectoral Committee

The Sectoral Committee are Senior Government Officials from the Sectoral Ministries of the EAC Partner States. Some of the functions of the Sectoral Committee are:

 

  • Coordinate regional activities and those of national focal points within the Lake Victoria Basin;
  • Be responsible for the preparation of comprehensive implementation of programmes and setting out of the priorities for the Basin;
  • Monitor and keep under constant review of the implementation of the programmes undertaken in the Basin;

 


 

Governance Structure of LVBC


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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




NEWS

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) 

EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY LAKE VICTORIA BASIN COMMISSION IFB Number:                    LVBC/AfDB/GDS/24/01  Purchaser:                         East Africa Community – Lake Victoria Basin Commission Project:                              Multinational Lake Victoria Maritime Communications and Transport (MLVMCT) Contract title:                     Supply, Installation and Commissioning of Furniture (Lot ...
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KENYAN FARMERS ARE BURSTING OF BUMPER HARVEST COURTESY OF ACC-LVB PROJECT

Farmers in Kanyibok Village, West Yimbo ward, Siaya County in the Republic of Kenya are bursting of bumper harvest of Capsicum following successful implementation of the Adapting to Climate Change project in Lake Victoria Basin (ACC-LVB). The farmers are smiling ...
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TENDER FOR PROVISION OF MEDICAL INSURANCE SERVICES FOR LAKE VICTORIA BASIN COMMISSION STAFF AND DEPENDENTS Tender Ref. Number: LVBC/SVS/24-25/01

EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY LAKE VICTORIA BASIN COMMISSION TENDER FOR PROVISION OF MEDICAL INSURANCE SERVICES FOR LAKE VICTORIA BASIN COMMISSION STAFF AND DEPENDENTS Tender Ref. Number: LVBC/SVS/24-25/01 The Lake Victoria Basin Commission (LVBC) is a specialized institution of East African Community; ...
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