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

LVBC AND KFW DEVELOPMENT BANK AGREE ON THE ROADMAP FOR CONCLUDING GERMAN FINANCIAL COOPERATION COMMITMENTS.

The German Co-operation has made a commitment of EUR 45 million towards the implementation of a new program within the Lake Victoria Basin. This follows a series of negotiation between the East African Community and the Government of the Federal ...
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TENDER FOR SUPPLY AND COMMISSIONING OF A SEARCH AND RESCUE BOAT FOR LAKE VICTORIA BASIN COMMISSION – Procurement REF. NO. LVBC/GDS/23-24/10

EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY LAKE VICTORIA BASIN COMMISSION REVISED ADVERTISEMENT TENDER FOR SUPPLY AND COMMISSIONING OF A SEARCH AND RESCUE BOAT FOR LAKE VICTORIA BASIN COMMISSION Procurement REF. NO. LVBC/GDS/23-24/10 Lake Victoria Basin Commission (LVBC) is a specialized institution of the ...
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{RE-ADVERTISEMENT} – TENDER FOR SUPPLY OF NEW MOTOR VEHICLES FOR LAKE VICTORIA BASIN COMMISSION – Reference Number: LVBC/GDS/23-24/04

EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY LAKE VICTORIA BASIN COMMISSION         RE-ADVERTISEMENT TENDER FOR SUPPLY OF NEW MOTOR VEHICLES FOR LAKE VICTORIABASIN COMMISSION : Reference No. LVBC/GDS/23-24/04 EAC Lake Victoria Basin Commission (LVBC) invites eligible bidders for Supply of Motor Vehicles as per below ...
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THE 22ND SECOM APPROVES LAKE VICTORIA DAY CELEBRATIONS.

The 22nd Sectoral council of Ministers for Lake Victoria Basin(SECOM-LVB) has adopted and declared November 29th as a significant date set aside for Lake Victoria Day Celebrations.  The inaugural celebrations will be held in Mwanza, in the United Republic of ...
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THE 22nd SECTORAL COUNCIL OF MINISTER ON LAKE VICTORIA BASIN KICKS OFF IN KISUMU, REPUBLIC OF KENYA.

The 22nd Sectoral council of ministers on Lake Victoria Basin (SECOM-LVB)  meeting has officially kicked off in Kisumu, in the Republic of Kenya. The five day meeting began with sessions of senior officials from all the relevant ministries from the ...
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LVBC January 2024 Monthly Review

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