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INSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CAPACITY STRENGTEHENING OF LVBC

INSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CAPACITY STRENGTEHENING OF LVBC

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INSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CAPACITY STRENGTEHENING OF LVBC

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  1. INSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CAPACITY STRENGTEHENING OF LVBC ISSUE PAPER

  2. PAPER OUTLINE • Background • Mission • Vision • Objectives • Mandates (emphasis on coordination) • Scope of Cooperation (Key areas) • Linkages (public, private, CSOs, Dev. Partners) • Initiatives by LVBC (enhancing coordination) • Challenges • Recommendations (Based on the proposed PCNs)

  3. INTRODUCTION

  4. VISION, BROAD MANDATES/MISSION, OBJECTIVES OF LAKE VICTORIA BASIN COMMISSION

  5. SHAREDVISION(2005) ENVIRONMENT, NR & ECOSYSTEM PRODUCTION & INCOME GENERATION LIVING CONDITION & QUALTIY OF LIFE POPULATION AND DEMOGRAPHY POLICY, INSTITUTIONS & GOVERNANCE PROTOCOL FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF LVB (2003)

  6. OBJECTIVES To promote: equitable economic growth; measures aimed at eradicating poverty; sustainable utilization and management of natural resources; protection of the environment within the Lake Victoria Basin: and compliance on safety of navigation

  7. MANDATES To promote, facilitate and coordinate activities of different actors towards sustainable development and poverty eradication in the LVB through: harmonization of policies, laws, std & regulations promotion of stakeholders participation promotion of capacity building and institutional development; promotion of research development monitoring, evaluation and compliance with policies promotion of programmes that target poverty & SD

  8. SCOPE OF COOPERATION Water resources; Fisheries resources management; Agriculture, sustainable land use management; Forestry resources management; Trade, commerce and industrial development; Development of infrastructure and energy; Research, capacity building and information exchange; Maritime safety & security; Public health and sanitation; and Environmental protection and management

  9. LINKAGES WITH OTHER PARTNERS

  10. LVBC GOVERNANCE STRUCTURE EAC Summit Civil Society/ Private Sector Sectoral Council of Ministers EAC Council of Ministers National Focal Point Office/MEACA LVBC Secretariat Coordination Committee Donor Consultative Group Sectoral Committees

  11. LVBC LINKAGES WITH OTHER PARTNERS (NGOs, CBOs, MEDIA)

  12. INITIATIVES TO ENHANCE COORDINATION ROLE

  13. PARTNERSHIP FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF LVB • Through an Agreement signed in 2001 between EAC & 5 Development Partners + 1 • Objective = promote sustainable development in LVB • Establish a Fund = Partnership Fund • Contribution to the Fund USD 10 Million (main contributor the Government of Sweden + Sweden) • The agreement provides a platform to Development Partners + policy/decision makers (PCC) – enshrined in the Protocol for LVB

  14. NATIONAL FOCAL POINTS AND MIN FOR EAC • National Focal Point Ministries – liaison between LVBC and Partner States • Ministries responsible for EAC affairs – policy issues • Financed by Partners States • Facilitate meeting of the Sectoral/Council of Ministers • The two are important that we subscribe to the principle of subsidiarity in our operations

  15. POLICY AND LEGAL INSTRUMENTS • Protocol of sustainable development of LVB (2003) • Shared Vision and Strategy Framework for Management and Development of LVB (2005) • LV Transport Act (2007) + Regulations (2010) • Headquarters/Host Agreement (GoK & EAC) • Draft Information and data sharing protocol • Memoranda with Partners/CSOs • A number of Sectoral Strategies/Plans

  16. CONTRIBUTION FROM PARTNER STATES & DEVELOPMENT PARTERNS

  17. BUDGET CONTRIBUTIONS: PARTNER STATES VS DEV. PARTNERS

  18. CONTRIBUTION SHARES : PARTNER STATES VS DEV. PARTNERS

  19. PROJECTS- BUDGET ALLOCATION • Projects represent a large part in the LVBC Budget • Play an important role in accomplishing the LVBC mission defined in the Protocol, EACDS, SVSF and Strategic Plan (2011 – 2016)

  20. STAKEHOLDERS PARTICIPATION AND INFORMATION EXCHANGE • Undertaken several studies (Trade, Biodiversity, WRM, ESA, Climate Change etc) • Hold biannual stakeholders forums – latest was held in 2012 in Entebbe Uganda • CSO – LVBC partnership • Knowledge Management Strategy/action Plan • Result Based Management Systems on going • Several thematic data base • LVB Resource centre (one stop shop)

  21. CHALLENGES • None existence/weak laws/institutions dealing with trans-boundary issues; • Inadequate information/knowledge management systems; • Human resource capacity constrain (establishment) • Inadequate resources to undertake comprehensive research to inform policy formulation/development • Delay in finalization of the LVBC Bill (2010) • Inadequate office space to accommodate staff and facilitate meetings

  22. PROPOSED INTERVENTIONS/PROGRAMS • Lake Victoria Basin Commission Institutional Capacity Enhancement Programme (coordination capacity related issues) • Lake Victoria Bioinformatics project II (extend to the entire region) • Lake Victoria KM Project – implementation of the KMS (2013) • Remote Sensing and Geographical Information System for LVB – data for resource management/monitoring • Construction of Lake Victoria Basin Secretariat Headquarters

  23. END THANK YOU CAPACITYT TO COORDINATE