Monitoring a Regional Environmental Project for Accountability

Monitoring a Regional Environmental Project for Accountability: Lessons from the Lake Victoria Environment Management Project Phase II (LVEMPII) Civil Society Watch Project (2009 – 2014) of the East African Sustainability Watch Network to the Post-2015 Agenda'. This paper provides the rationale of the LVEMPII CS Watch Project, livelihood challenges (related to land-use, population growth and fisheries sector) in the Lake Victoria basin that supports one of the densest rural populations in the world. The Paper provides monitoring and accountability opportunities created under this Project; Key activities implemented, level of engagement of EA SusWatch Network with LVEMPII implementers and actors; lessons learnt and recommendations for the Post-2015 Agenda; what has not worked and planned follow up intervention areas.


The paper emphasizes the importance of putting people first while promoting learning and knowledge sharing among all actors alongside the usual ‘Progress Reports’