In this issue of the LVEMP II Civil Society Watch Project E-Bulletin read about Uganda's energy Minister encouraging the use of solar energy and the Uganda Coalition for Sustainable Development joining the Global Call for community renewable energy systems in Uganda.
In this issue, read about Lake Victoria Basin Commission being applauded for management of trans-boundary resources; NEMA Uganda vowing to implement a total ban on plastics and scientific innovations by Kisumu students that carried the day at an environmental exhibition.
Read about the Waste Management Best practices Showcasing in Kisumu organized by the National Environment Management Authority and the USAID- PREPARED Projects being implemented by Uganda Coalition for Sustainable Development and SusWatch Kenya.
For the tremendous work that the East African Sustainability Watch (EA SusWatch) Network has done in promoting environmental sustainability in East Africa; the Government of Uganda has recognized and applauded their work. This was during the World Environment Day celebrations held in Rakai district on June 5, 2015.
For many CDD sub-projects beneficiaries in the 7 districts of Uganda, obtaining support from the Lake Victoria Environment Management Project (LVEMPII) could be their first time. To them, LVEMP II is the name related to their CDDs. But in Rakai district Kifamba Sub County, one of the CDD beneficiaries is enjoying round two of support from LVEMP. They benefited in the first phase of LVEMP (LVEMPI) and now they are also beneficiaries of LVEMP II.
This Year’s theme for World Water Day is 'Water and Sustainable Development'. Water is at the core of sustainable development. Water resources, and the range of services they provide, underpin poverty reduction, economic growth and environmental sustainability. According to UNESCO (2015), from food and energy security to human and environmental health, water contributes to improvements in social well-being and inclusive growth, affecting the livelihoods of billions.
The Lake Victoria Climate Change Brief No.2 developed from an assessment report commissioned by the East African Sustainability Watch Network was launched in October 2013.
Litei self –help group in Nandi hills Kenya is the best implemented community-driven development (CDD) sub-projects funded by LVEMPII.
"There are emerging disappointments with the Lake Victoria Environmental Management Project II (LVEMPII) from some stakeholders in the River Katonga "
More than 30 million people derive livelihoods from Lake Victoria and have started feeling the impact of irregular fishing that involves removal of immature fish using illegal fishing gear.