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Agreement on the Preparation of a Tripartite Environmental Management Programme for Lake Victoria

Document type
Multilateral
Field of application
Regional/restricted
Date
Aug 5, 1994
Source
IUCN (ID: TRE-001199)
Title (French)

Accord concernant la préparation d'un programme de gestion tripartite de l' environnment du lac Victoria

Title (Other)

Abkommen über die Erstellung eines Dreiparteien- Umweltmanagementprogramms für den Viktoriasee

Place of adoption
Dar es Salaam
Depository
UN United Nations
Language
English
Entry into force
Aug 5, 1994
Subject
Fisheries, Water, Wild species & ecosystems, Waste & hazardous substances
Keyword
Law reform/harmonization/deregulation Agricultural land Alien species Data collection/reporting Inland fisheries Potable water Wetlands Fishery management and conservation Monitoring EIA Erosion Waste disposal Early warning system/emergency intervention system Afforestation/reforestation Land-use planning Sustainable use Survey/mapping Water supply Research Freshwater resources management
Geographical area
Africa, Eastern Africa
Basin
Lake Victoria
Abstract

Objectives: To initiate and implement a five-year programme to strengthen regional coordination in the management of Lake Victoria resources. Summary of provisions: Attachments to the Agreement set the content of the management programme which is to be implemented by the Parties (art 1). Attachment 1 provides for Components and Preparatory Activities for a Lake Victoria Environmental Management Programme. Parties agree to develop a regional co-operative framework and to integrate management of lake basin resources into other resources uses. Main focus is to be given to fisheries management, water hyacinth control, management of water quality and land use. Attachment 5 sets the action plan for the preparation of the management programme. Institutional mechanisms: A Regional Policy and Steering Committee is to be established, with a Regional Secretariat to assist it. Two Regional Task Forces with Terms of References are to be designated to specifically address different aspects of Lake Victoria resources management (art. 2).

Link to abstract
TRE001199.rtf
Full text
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Website
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Country/Participant

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Kenya
Tanzania, Un. Rep. of
Uganda