Lake Victoria Environmental Management

Project Summary

The 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.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
88
Project Type
Full-size Project
Status
Completed
Country
Regional
Region
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
The World Bank
Executing Agencies
Kenya, Tanzanian and Ugandan National Secretariats for the Lake Victoria Environmental Management Programme
GEF Project Manager
Alfred M. Duda |

Financials

Project Preparation Grant Amount
0 USD
GEF Project Grant
35,000,000 USD
Co-financing Total
42,600,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
0 USD
Total Cost 77,600,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
Concept Approved
01 Apr 1996
Project Approved for Implementation
20 Jun 1996
Project closed
31 Dec 2002