With over 90% of Uganda’s population depending on biomass energy that is affected by unsustainable use and Climate change, a swift and just transition to public and community renewable energy systems (like biogas for cooking and lighting) is an urgent reality which should not be dwarfed by the oil and gas investment plans.
Dr. Raymond Mngodo, the LVEMPII Regional Coordinator has noted that out of 690 Community Driven Initiatives implemented in the region, 214 are successfully completed and 254 are above 50% completion level. Out of 117 regional Strategic Intervention Initiatives, over 61 have crossed 50% completion levels.
Speaking at the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA), Western Kenya Coordination Office exhibition for community groups to showcase their waste management best practices, Mr. Harun urged NEMA to come up with an e-waste management strategy for Kisumu County.
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
Community – Driven development type (CDD-type) subprojects of the Lake Victoria Environment Management Project (LVEMPII) 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).
World Water Day 2015: Lake Victoria basin Livelihood study shows that access to water remains a challenge linked to other sectors
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.
The EA Suswatch Network is currently implementing LVEMP II Civil Society (CS) Watch project. This is a three-year initiative of the EA SusWatch Network, implemented from November 2011 to October 2014, with support from the Government of Sweden. This project 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 Community Climate Change Policy (EACCCP).
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.