E-News Beat #28

July 2022  |  News and latest updates

New support by the German Government in Integrated Water Resources Management Project launched in Kisumu

With the support from the Federal Government of Germany through the German International Cooperation (GIZ), a new project for strengthening capacities of the Lake Victoria Basin Commission (LVBC) and the East African Community Secretariat in Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) was launched on 6 July 2022.

 

The GIZ supported Project will be implemented in close coordination with the existing LVB IWRM Programme which has been ongoing since January 2020 and is co-funded by the Federal Government of Germany and the European Union through KfW (German Development Bank). It will target the harmonization of IWRM policies, strategies and guidelines, and capacity development of LVBC, EAC and Partner State Basin institutions.

 

During the launch, the LVBC Executive Secretary, Dr. Bwire K. Masinde applauded the support from the German Federal Government as an “additional expression of a deepening partnership and friendship with LVBC/EAC”.

 

Ms. Claudia Imwolde-Kraemer - Deputy Head of the Division for East Africa, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development emphasized the important role the LVBC plays in the EAC-German Cooperation as: “the sustainable management of natural resources and combatting the effects of climate change”.

 

The German delegation at the launch also visited the High Priority Investment (HPI) informal settlement project area in Manyatta A, Kisumu, where KfW and EU are supporting investments for the improvement of sanitary conditions through the construction of sanitary facilities and sewer system extensions and connections.

 

IIMAGE: Representatives from Partner States, GIZ, LVBC, TC-IWRMP and the LVB IWRMP visit the informal settlement area of Manyatta A, Kisumu, Kenya.

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