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Kenya is facing an eminent food shortage at the time when there are drastic weather changes- or what we call now, climate change- which has affected food production, transportation and storage. The Kenya government is undertaking major policy changes at its various organs of operation including the key agriculture and livestock ministries and other sectors as per article 43C of the new constitution of Kenya.

 PROJECT NAME: STRENGTHENING THE ADVOCACY ROLE OF LOCAL COMMUNITIES IN THE LAKE VICTORIA BASIN ON NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT     

PROJECT OBJECTIVE: TO PROVIDE A FORUM FOR LOBBYING, ADVOCACY, ENGAGEMENT AND INFORMATION DISSEMINATION FOR IMPROVED GOVERNANCE AND MANAGEMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES IN THE LAKE VICTORIA BASIN
DONOR: SUSTAINABLE ENERGY (SE), DENMARK

Local Sanitation Campaigns across the Lake Victoria landing sites organised by EA SusWatch Partners in March as part of the World Water Day 2015. From Left to Right (Rambira Beach in Homa Bay County - Kenya; Bubinza in Tanzania; Sennyondo Landing site in Mpigi – Uganda (Photos: EA SusWatch Network)

Assessing changes in community livelihoods within the selected areas in Rivers Nyando (Kenya), Simiyu (Tanzania) and Katonga (Uganda) with specific focus on Water and Sanitation, Renewable Energy and Aquaculture

The Community – Driven development type (CDD-type) subprojects are aimed at reducing non-point sources of pollution, through control of soil erosion by adopting sustainable water and soil management practices. This will in turn increase water use efficiency and improve water quality in the Lake Victoria Basin (LVB), which is also a positive externality downstream countries.

November 21, 2014 was the World Fisheries day. In East Africa the day was marked with statements and meetings where stakeholders complained of dwindling fish quality and quantity.

The Lima Accord, a four-page document, was adopted by climate negotiators following talks that were at times acrimonious, more than 30 hours behind schedule. While member countries tacitly agreed to curb their rates of Greenhouse Gas emissions, a raft of things weren’t decided, adding hurdles to securing a truly global climate agreement in Paris next December.

Developing strategies for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD+) in Uganda can learn lessons from early-established carbon forestry projects. We show how thinking about these lessons from an environmental justice perspective can help to clarify aspects of social justice in environmental interventions.

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There is a growing need for Civil Society Organizations in Uganda to learn from communities that are adapting to Climate Change practise to be able to survive during long dry spells. The Uganda National NGO Forum together with Kikandwa Environmental Association organized the 2015 CSO leaders’ exposure visit to Kikandwa village in Mityana district.

World Water Day 2015: Lake Victoria basin Livelihood study shows that access to water remains a challenge linked to other sectors

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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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