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Partnership Interventions for the Implementation of the Strategic Action Programme (SAP) for Lake Tanganyika


The Pilot Phase GEF project allowed to achieve the following results:

  • The Strategic Action Programme (SAP) for the Sustainable Management of Lake Tanganyika completed and endorsed; ·
  • The Transboundary Diagnostic Analysis completed and endorsed; ·
  • The Convention on the Sustainable Management of Lake Tanganyika drafted and agreed upon; and ·
  • Scientific and Technical Reports on the State of the Lake.

Based on these results, the UNDP-GEF, the FAO and the AfDB have agreed that they will work together to bring about the long-term sustainable use of the resources of Lake Tanganyika. The Full project which started its implementation in 2008 will :

  1. Engage the participating countries in concerted action toward finalization and ratification of the draft Convention.
  2. Address the priority issues described in the SAP and the TDA through priority projects and sub-components.

 

More specifically it will:

  • address the priority hotspots described in the TDA
  • address the issue of excessive fishing pressure in the littoral zone
  • address the issue of excessive fishing pressure in the Pelagic zone
  • introduce measures to manage the ornamental fish trade
  • introduce actions to manage future mining operations
  • introduce actions to help prevent and control major marine accidents
  • introduce actions to promote sustainable agricultural practices which reduce non-point source pollution especially sedimentation.
  • undertake specific measures to counteract deforestation; and
  • build national capacity to support parks management

 


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General information
GEF ID 1017
Project type FSP
Project Status Under Implementation
Start Date 03 Feb 2008
GEF characteristic:
Focal Area International Waters
GEF Allocation to project 14.20M US$
Total Cost of the project: 57.70M US$
Partners
Burundi , Congo The Democratic Republic of , Tanzania United Republic of , Zambia

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)


Project contacts
Ms. Hawa Sekela Msham National Project Coordinator
Mr. Henry Mwima Executive Director
Mr. Simbotwe Mwiya Regional Project Coordinator
Mr Pacifique Ndoriampa Administrative Assistant
Mr Kaitira Ibrahim Katonda Acting Executive Director
Ms. Akiko Yamamoto Regional Technical Adviser