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REGIONAL CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS STATEMENT ON LIVELIHOOD AND COMMUNITY DRIVEN DEVELOPMENT INTERVENTIONS UNDER LAKE VICTORIA ENVIRONMENT MANAGEMENT PROJECT (LVEMPII) IN THE LAKE VICTORIA BASIN
We, the participants of the 2nd Regional Civil Society Organizations Meeting of the East Africa Sustainability Watch Network held at Kisumu Hotel, Kenya on Tuesday the 4th March 2014:

A pilot project intending to contribute to livelihood diversification of the fishing dependent communities on the Islands of Lake Victoria, through introduction of alternative income generating activities-IGA is on course. The project is undertaken by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), under the implementation of a regional strategy for the Eastern and Southern African-Indian Ocean (ESA-IO) region program, and the Lake Victoria Fisheries Organization (LVFO).

Smartfish organised a second edition of its Trade event January 23 – 24, 2014 in Entebbe (Uganda), which attracted close to 100 participants. These were from: Burundi, Kenya, DRC, Madagascar, Mauritius, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

The East African SusWatch (EA SusWatch) 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’s Secretariat is hosted by UCSD in Kampala, Uganda.

Therefore the purpose of this communication is to request to share with suitable candidates for this short term vacancy detailed in the attachment. Duty station at UCSD secretariat Kampala.

EA Suswatch Network has identified environmental degradation as the top most hindrance to environmental sustainability In East Africa. At a Pyramid 2030 Campaign workshop held in Kampala on 16th December, 17 representatives from Uganda Coalition for Sustainable Development (UCSD), Sustainable Environmental Development Watch (Suswatch Kenya) and Tanzania Coalition for Sustainable Development (TCSD) noted that deforestation, and poor sustainable land management pose threat to sustainable development.

This study set out to explore the equity ramifications of a Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) scheme, using the Trees for Global Benefit (TFGB) project in former Bushenyi district as a case study. The TFGB project contracts farmers to plant a variety of indigenous tree species in order to sell verified emissions reductions on the voluntary carbon market. Farmers are paid in instalments to cover  their tree establishment costs, with payments ceasing when trees reach ten years and are considered sufficiently profitable to be maintained regardless of incentive payments.

This Toolkit to assess proposed Benefit Sharing and Revenue Distribution Schemes of Community REDD+ Projects has been developed as part of REDD-net’s aim of strengthening the ability of community-based institutions to address REDD+ issues,

The talk about a World Toilet Day may sound amusing and a case of laughter by many who have the comfort and luxury of their own clean toilet, complete with flash water, dry clean surface, mirrors and perhaps air refreshing fumes! This would all be worthwhile if people’s attention was drawn to the fact that 2.5 billion people lacked proper sanitation and 1.1 billion were forced to defecate in the open.

This series of short articles outlines the linkages between REDD+ and key other sectors in East Africa. Agriculture, food security and REDD+ in East Africa , REDD+ and energy for rural development in East Africa ,

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