Lake Tanganyika Intergrated Project

Summary

 Lake Tanganyika
Part of Lake Tanganyika

Of many serious environmental threats that face Lake Tanganyika, the most are excessive loads of sediments and nutrients caused by erosion in the watershed. The lake basin is undergoing deforestation at an alarming rate; rapid erosion as a consequence of this deforestation is resulting in the discharge of excessive load of nutrients and sediments into normally clear-water littoral and sublittoral environments. Industrial and urban pollution and intensive fishing using inappropriate methods are also imposing threat to the lake environment and its biological diversity.

Objective:

The project aims at piloting interventions that will contribute to the reduction of sediments flow into Lake Tanganyika from the pilot villages through intergrated catchment management, thereby improving lake habitats and reducing point pollution levels of Lake Tangayika waters.

Accomplishments

Donors



2008 - 2013
Donor name Amount contributed
GEF
US$2,500,000
UNDP US$
Other US$ 7,860,000

Delivery in previous fiscal year


Duration
Amount
2008 to date
US$2,177,559.18
Project Overview
Status:
active
Project start date:
2008
Estimated end date:
2012
Geographic coverage:
Kigoma Region
Focus Area:
Environment & energy
 
UNDP Project Contact Person:
Gertrude Lyatuu
Partners:
Vice Presidents Office
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