Involving Kyaka Community in the Conservation of Kagera River Basin Project, Bukoba Rural District, Tanzania


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Involving Kyaka Community in the Conservation of Kagera River Basin Project, Bukoba Rural District, Tanzania


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Total: $23,842;

Sources of Financing: GEF SGP


2006 - 2008



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The project purpose is to involve Kyaka communities to conserve the Kagera river basin to achieve sustainable environmental conservation and poverty alleviation. The project will cover two wards of Kyaka and Bugorora respectively. Kagera River has been chocked by water hyacinth which endangers biodiversity life as well as hampering the river navigation. There is currently on going unsustainable cultivation along the river banks which is accompanied by the uncontrolled fire destroying vegetation cover along the river basin. On going farming in the river basin uses a lot of industrial agro-chemicals for fertilization as well as for pesticides and causes a lot of siltation to the water. To address this problem, Obuhangwa Group will strengthen the capacity of the community and selected groups on environmental conservation affairs, enhance collaboration among environmental conservation actors along the borders of Tanzania and Uganda, create community awareness on the effects of degrading Minziro forests and Kagera River to the livelihood of Misenyi community, construct one demonstration pit latrine, and rehabilitate and protect Kagera River basin through planting trees and addressing sustainable farming.

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See also

  1. Water and sanitation services reforms in Kenya
  2. Water Conflict and Cooperation/Nile River Basin
  3. The Nile: Moving Beyond Cooperation
  4. The Human Right to Water:Translating Theory into Practice
  5. Protecting springs, and providing clean spring water to Maji Moto Town, Kenya
  6. Nile Transboundary Environmental Action Project (NTEAP)
  7. Naibunga Conservance Rock Water Harvesting Project
  8. Micro hydro plants in Kenya
  9. Mainstreaming Groundwater Considerations into the Integrated Management of the Nile River Basin
  10. Local Responses to State Water Policy Changes in Kenya and Madagascar
  11. Lake Jipe Conservation Project, Tanzania
  12. Laikipia Rainwater Project
  13. Koseo Spring Protection
  14. Kimotony Water Spring Protection Project
  15. Kapmuyebet Community Based Organization Project
  16. Kailer Community Development Project
  17. Integrated Water Supply and Improved Sanitation in Rural Schools in Ngarua Division, Laikipia District.
  18. Enhancing Water Governance in Kenya through a Human Rights Based Approach
  19. Community-based Integrated Coastal Zone Management for enhanced agricultural biodiversity and improved rural livelihood in Amlakpo, Adodoajikope, Asigbekope and Kenya in the Dangbe East District
  20. Combined household water treatment and indoor air pollution projects in urban Mambanda, Cameroon and rural Nyanza, Kenya
  21. Cheptolili Self-Help Dam Project
  22. Agulhas and Somali Current Large Marine Ecosystem (ASCLME) Project

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