Progress Report No. II. Mar 1996 - Aug 1996.
Considerable progress has been made this quarter towards the establishement of nationally
owned and implemented socio-economic special study and environmental Edcucation
processes. Following the completion of the SE / EE chapter of the Inception report, based on
workshop recommnedations, NRI international technical advisors have undertaken field visits
with national counterpart institutions. Draft reports have been submitted and terms of
reference for national consultancies drawn up, including workplanning for in-depth
investigations at local level. In most cases suitable national consultants or counterparts have
been identified in consultation with the lead national institutions. Workplanning,
idnetificationa dn recruitment of national teams for participatory field investigations and EE
work is ongoing.
Progress Report No. III. Sept 1996 - Nov 1996.
Although a quarterly report on progress was attached to the Project Performance
Evaluation Report (PPER), this is the first of a series of self-standing Quarterly
Project Reports (QPR) which we have agreed with UNOPS to produce. These will
accompany the new quarterly invoices in line with the respective contract revisions
(agreement for which is pending final approval from UNOPS).
Progress Report No. IV. Dec 1996 - Feb 1997.
The last quarter has seen good progress on a number of fronts with field activities
under the Socio-economic, Sediment and fishing practices special studies and
completion of the majority of the detailed work-plans for the coming twelve months
including the ordering of equipment for field and laboratory studies. First use has
been made of the R/V Explorer in a joint cruise with two American institutions to
collect sediment cores in Tanzanian waters.
Progress Report No. V. Mar 1997 - May 1997.
Owing to Project Co-ordinator’s leave intervening in the production of this report
activities occurring in June and early July are also mentioned to ensure that recipients
are as up to date as possible with project activities.
Progress Report No. VI. Jun 1997 - Aug 1997.
The socio-economic/EE and fishing practices special studies teams continued their
field work in the anglophone areas while the other special studies have moved closer
to finalising their workplans and have started preliminary training for local
counterparts. Several of the special study coordinators and associated consultants
visited the region this quarter including a visit by the legal studies coordinators to
Congo, Tanzania and Zambia (trip to Burundi planned for October) that has carried
forward this key aspect of the project. It is anticipated that information collected on
these missions will be used in preparation for a full workshop early in 1998.
Progress Report No. VII. Sept 1997 - Nov 1997.
It is most encouraging to report that positive progress has been made to initiate
project activities in the francophone region of the lake. Following on from earlier visits
a Technical Planning Workshop was held in Bujumbura that brought together the
principal special study coordinators and a broad representation of technical and
managerial personnel from the relevant institutions in Burundi and the Congo. The
special study work-plans were reviewed in depth with regard to their application in
Burundi and Congo and modified as necessary.
Progress Report No. VIII. Dec 1997 - Feb 1998.
The major events this quarter, as far as the project as a whole is concerned, were the
Tripartite Review Meeting (TPR) and the second meeting of the Project Steering
Committee (SCM). These meetings provided a somewhat overdue opportunity for the
participating states, UNOPS, GEF, UNDP and PCU to review project progress and
agree on priorities for the next twelve months. Rather than summarise the meetings here,
the reports from both meetings are given at Appendix 1 to ensure a wide distribution and
to act as an aid memoir to all concerned regarding the project’s commitments and
obligations for the coming year.
Progress Report No. IX. Mar. 1998 - May 1998.
Good progress has been made on several fronts during the last quarter in all four
riparian states. The Strategic Action planning process has taken off with preliminary
meetings of the National Working Groups taking place in Zambia and Tanzania; similar
meetings are now confirmed for Burundi and DR Congo in June and July respectively.
See section 1.1.2 below. Reports from these meetings are given in Appendix 1 in order
to assist full integration across special studies and countries. Comments from any
recipients of these reports are more than welcome.
Progress Report No. X. Jun 1998 - Aug 1998.
June through August has been a very active period with a number of important project
activities taking place including the third meeting of the Project Steering Committee in
Progress Report No. XI. Sept 1998 - Nov 1998.
This quarter was highlighted by three important events: the arrival of three of the four
facilitators in the field, the visit of a two man mission to undertake a mid-term
evaluation (MTE) of the project and the first Transboundary Diagnostic Analysis (TDA)
of the threats to the lake. In other areas the project had, in general, a very active quarter
with a number of notable advances in the special studies particularly with regard to the
development of work programmes in the Francophone region. Lamentably, as reported
in the last quarterly report, the good progress made in the Democratic Republic of
Congo (DRC) since early 1998 was abruptly curtailed in August owing to renewed
fighting in the eastern region of the country. However, towards the end of this quarter
the border between Burundi and DRC has reopened and security conditions have
improved somewhat to the point where project activities, including the renovation of
CRH are once again in progress.
Progress Report No. XII. Dec 1998 - Feb 1998.
In spite of the seasonal break there has been satisfactory progress in most project areas.
Of particular note was the meeting of the recently appointed Training Liaison Officers
from the four countries who met at a workshop in Bujumbura to define their roles and
plan future activities. Work on the refurbishment of the CRH station has made further
progress, although, the security situation in eastern DR Congo remains tense
Progress Report No. XIII. Mar 1999 - May 1999.
A number of important events took place this quarter with regard to ongoing project
implementation but with respect to the broader picture of project progress and project
strategy for the remaining period the concluding phases of the Mid-Term Evaluation
(MTE) were clearly the most important. In particular the Tri-Partite Review meeting
(TPR), which used the MTE report as the basis for its deliberations, and the Steering
Committee Meeting (SCM).
Progress Report No. XIV. Jun 1999 - Aug 1999.
Minutes of the May meeting of the Steering Committee were distributed in June
followed by the minutes of the Tripartite Review meeting; slightly delayed because of
the need for a review by UNOPS/GEF before distribution.
Progress Report No. XV. Sept 1999 - Nov 1999.
The Project Coordination Unit would like to take this opportunity to wish all those
associated with LTBP a most prosperous, successful and above all peaceful New Year
and to thank you for your continuing support.
Progress Report No. XVI. Dec 1999 - Feb 2000.
In spite of the holiday period interrupting this quarter there has been a spate of activity
with a number of important meetings and workshops taking place. First, the fifth Project
Regional Steering Committee took place in early December. This was followed by a
Strategic Action Programme drafting workshop in the first week of January, followed
almost immediately by a meeting in Malawi of the African Great Lakes projects under
the auspices of the GEF Scientific & Technical Advisory Panel. Later in the month the
Scientific Liaison Officer received special dispensation from UNDP to return to
Burundi and had meetings with our Burundian and Congolese affiliates. February was
also a hyper-active month that included visit from the Training and Environmental
Education consultants to work with the national TECCs and their teams; a regional
meeting in Kigoma of pollution specialists; an intensive GIS training exercise in Dar es
Salaam and a biodiversity SS data analysis workshop in Kigoma. Finally the Project
Co-ordinator visited UNOPS, GEF secretariat and UNDP/GEF to discuss the way
forward toward future projects, in preparation for the next meeting of the project
Steering Committee to be held in May.
Progress Report No. XVII. Mar - July 2000.
Before going further I should like to take this opportunity on behalf of the National Coordinators,
the Scientific Liaison Officer and myself to sincerely thank all those who
have worked on the Project for your valuable contributions. It has taken the efforts of
over 300 managers, administrators, scientists and technicians to bring the project to a
timely and successful conclusion and all concerned can take satisfaction and pride in the
Lake Tanganyika Progress Reports
Includes all progress reports for the project from 1995-2000.
PIR for 1998
PIR for 1999
PIR for 2000