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LVEMP II Project

EA SusWatch is currently implementing the LVEMP II Civil Society Watch Project that seeks to lobby and advocate for realization of results-based performance from the Lake Victoria Environmental Management Project (LVEMP II) and implementation of the East African Climate Change Policy (EACCP, April 2011). Read More about LVEMP II - Click!


UCSD is implementing a LVEMPII CSO Watch project aimed at monitoring the implementation of the LVEMPII project by the government.

Tree Planting Propelled by Young Farmers in Kyenjojo District

Emily Arayo
Ismail Baguma calls out to his guests in a hurry “look that is Ali tree”, pointing to a flamboyant pine tree at the entrance of his home in Kyakasura village in Mwenge County Kyenjojo. He calls out louder pointing towards another pine tree “that is Shamilah’s tree”, he says while directing his guests from an apiary site where Mwenge united farmers association have a bee project.

Prolonged dry spells dry out tree seedlings in Simiyu –Tanzania

More than two million tree seedlings, which were planted during the Ngeme village greening project, are wilting and if government intervention continues to drag, the seedlings will dry out completely in few days.

The multi-million Lake Victoria Environmental Monitoring Project (LVEMP II) funded project is jointly undertaken by LVEMP II and the village local government to protect River Simiyu banks from further plunder by livestock grazing. The project aims at greening the village with a long term view of reducing the amount of silt deposited in Lake Victoria. Read More - Download

Poor Water Infrastructure on Lake Victoria Keeps East Africans Far apart

Time check 06:00 a.m and off goes the honk announcing the arrival of a ferry from Bukoba as it sails slowly to its final dock at Victoria port.
Anxious passengers with vehicles and bicycles alight through Victoria Port upon their arrival in Mwanza city. A group of woman with luggage alight looking tired and contemplate as they load their luggage to a pick up truck.

Mentoring exchange progamme benefits civil society organizations

Emily Arayo: One of the activities to develop suswatch’s institutional capacity as a regional CSO is to inspire, train and expose its members to CSO challenges where they learn coping mechanisms and processes of networking, coalition strengthening and managing advocacy and monitoring.

Fishermen Cry Foul as Water Weed Invades Beaches in Kisumu

Dickson Odhiambo in Kisumu
There is a proliferation of the water hyacinth in Lake Victoria that is affecting livelihoods of millions of people deriving a living from the lake. Fishermen decry of reduced fish stocks, trapped fishing nets and even trapped boats by this water weed.
Kisumu is the worst hit in areas of Winam Gulf, Kendu Bay and Homa Bay. Omondi John, a fisherman tells his story of the enduring challenge of a fisherman in Kisumu under the plight of this evasive water weed. Read more - Download

Worry looms around East African Partner States as signs of fish depletion increase

It is a busy day at Gabba landing site in Kampala, a host of fish mongers haggle at an auction table where Tilapia fish bundled in tens are hauled for sale. The prices are high and few mongers will afford the fish as they fear losing since many customers in markets have retorted from buying Tilapia fish and resorted to dry small silver fish.

How well are we prepared for the upcoming Disaster Risk Reduction global framework – HFA2?

Since our commitment to Hyogo Framework for Action (2005-2015) it has been 13 years, we have only 2 years to commit ourselves again to another global framework for disaster risk reduction (HFA2).

Suubi Centre Lubanda Village, Kikenene - Protecting Wetlands by Sustainable Information Delivery

Running a popular community center in rural Uganda is not without challenges. But Suubi (meaning Hope in Luganda), is a thriving center providing sustainable information and delivery services- extension, health (with a health center), sustainable environment education and agriculture to a rural community in Lwengo district. Since their intervention in educating the community about the importance of wetlands, there has been reduced wetland encroachment .Instead, people have learnt to farm sustainably in wetlands.


The East African Sustainability (SusWatch) Network is a network of NGOs from Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania spearheaded by Uganda Coalition for Sustainable Development (UCSD), Sustainable Environmental Development Watch Network (SusWatch Kenya), and Tanzania Coalition for Sustainable Development (TCSD). EA SusWatch Regional Secretariat is hosted by UCSD in Kampala, Uganda.

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