Multinational - Lake Victoria Maritime Communications and Transport Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 24 Oct 2016
Signature Date 19 Jan 2018
Planned Completion Date 30 Apr 2021
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Communications
DAC Sector Code 22020
Commitment U.A 10,210,000
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The Lake Victoria Maritime Communications and Transport Project is designed within the 4th EAC Development Strategy (2011-2016). It will contribute to the EAC’s Vision for the Lake Victoria basin to build “a prosperous population living in a healthy and sustainably managed environment providing equitable opportunities and benefits”. The project addresses the maritime transportation and navigation safety intervention area and will contribute to the provision of safe, efficient transport links, and to the safe conduct of fishing activities that are essential to achieving the goals of poverty reduction and sustainable development. In addition, the socio-economic welfare of the communities around Lake Victoria will be improved through the extended telecommunication coverage, as business will be carried out more efficiently with the available value added services. The project has three main components, namely: (1) establishment of a Maritime communications system for safety on Lake Victoria; (2) EA Maritime Transport Strategy for EAC Lake Victoria Study; and (3) Project Management, Operational cost and Capacity Building.

Project Objectives

The development objective of the project is to contribute to broad-based poverty alleviation and improvement of livelihoods of people through increased investment in maritime transport and fishing on Lake Victoria. Specifically, the project will establish a maritime communications system for safety on Lake Victoria, including the implementation of a maritime safety coordination centre and search and rescue centres on the Lake, and produce a maritime transport strategy for the East African Community (EAC).


The beneficiaries of the project are the people of the Lake Victoria Basin. These, for the most part, are involved in several activities in support of their livelihoods including fishing, farming, bee keeping, trading activities, quarrying and sand harvesting’ and mining of gold and other minerals.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Administration maritime (Kenya)
Kenya Maritime Authority (Kenya)


IATI identifier 46002-P-Z1-GB0-030
Last Update 29 Sep 2020


Contact Details

Name YONAZI Enock

Geographic Location

Country Multinational