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Detail of GEF Project #88

GEF Project ID88
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameLake Victoria Environmental Management
Focal AreaInternational Waters
Operational Program8
Approval Date1996-04-01
CEO Endorsement Date1996-06-20
GEF Agency Approval Date1996-07-30
Project Completion Date2005-12-31
Project StatusProject Closure
GEF AgencyWorld Bank
Executing AgencyKenya, Tanzanian and Ugandan National Secretariats for the Lake Victoria Environmental Management Programme
DescriptionThe project will address the major threats facing the Lake Victoria ecosystem, including overfishing, eutrophication and algae levels, pollution, and invasive exotic species like the water hyacinth. Actions include (a) regional cooperation in fisheries research, extension and management; (b) research and monitoring of water quality and pollution, strengthening and harmonization of pollution regulatory, incentive and enforcement systems, and priority investments in waste water management; (c) monitoring and sustainable use of wetlands; (d) control of water hyacinth; and (e) management of land use in the catchment, including soil conservation and afforestation.
Implementation StatusThe project has been extended till December 31, 2005. The government has authorized full cooperation to finish the objectives of the project and to monitor and supervise the completion of the project.
PRIF Amount
1,800,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
35,000,000 USD
GEF Grant
36,800,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
42,600,000 USD
Project Cost
79,400,000 USD
GEF Project (CEO Endo.)
35,000,000 USD
Cofinancing Total (CEO Endo.)
42,600,000 USD
Project Cost (CEO Endo.)
79,400,000 USD
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