|Approval Date||20 May 2015|
|Signature Date||14 Sep 2015|
|Planned Completion Date||31 Dec 2021|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|Sector||Agriculture and Rural Development|
|DAC Sector Code||31320|
The Multinational Lakes Edward & Albert Integrated Fisheries & Water Resources Management Project (LEAF II) covers the Lakes Edward and Albert basin, which are part of the series of Rift valley lakes shared between the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Republic of Uganda. The Lakes and their catchment cover an area of about 622,472 km² and have an estimated population of about 12 million persons. The Lakes are characterized by over exploitation of main fisheries species, deforestation, insecurity as well as climate change impact all compounding the poverty levels in these areas. The project’s estimated total cost is UA16.76million, comprising an ADF resources of UA 11.00 million (UA 5 million as loan to Uganda and UA 6 million as grant to DRC) , a co-financing of GEF grant of UA 5.532 million and a UA0.228 million contributions from NELSAP. It will be implemented over a five-year period through 3 components namely: 1) Fisheries Resources Development; 2) Integrated Water Resources Management and 3) Project Management and Coordination.
The Project is a follow up to the Bank financed Lakes Edward & Albert Pilot Fisheries Project aptly termed LEAF I, which aims at reducing socio economic and environmental constraints and fighting fragility. More specifically, LEAF II aims to create an enabling environment and to strengthen the legal, policy, institutional and regulatory framework for sustainable management of natural resources and protection of the environment. It will also contribute to the creation of alternative incomes opportunities and food security for men and women in the fishing communities. The project will, in essence strengthen capacity of government institutions to promote environment-friendly interventions in the use of the Lakes’ resources and promote regional trade and exchange.
The project will benefit about 400,000 people in the riparian communities of the two lakes in the two countries most of whom are living below poverty level, by improving their incomes, food security and access to basic social and economic infrastructure. In addition to job creation for local communities in the Lakes’ regions (5000 jobs would be directly created while another 20,000 indirect with 50% of these benefiting the women), the project will also improve regional and local consultation/cooperation for integrated natural resources management and intra-regional trade in fish product as well as address the social dimensions of resilience, which will in the long run reduce potential sources of local conflict.
African Development Fund
GOUVERNEMENT DE REPUBLIQUE DEMOCRATIQUE DU CONGO MINISTERE DES FINANCES BUDGET
|Last Update||20 Jun 2021|
|Name||KHAN Ahmed Sheik|
|-0.66667 28.75||Nord Kivu|
|2.5 27||Eastern Province|
|-0.35 29.58333||Lake Edward|
|1.66667 31||Lake Albert|
|-0.491 30.183||Bushenyi District|
|1.393 31.11||Hoima District|
|0.121 30.00777||Kasese District|
|0.93015 31.03261||Kibale District|
|2.46732 31.26293||Nebbi District|
|-0.75 29.73||Kanungu District|