This policy brief presents critical equity issues to be addressed in the lead up to REDD+ implementation. To reduce deforestation and degradation, REDD+ projects need to be equitable in both procedures and outcomes. REDD+ brings risks and opportunities for rural Ugandans and successful projects must gain and maintain the trust and support of diverse local communities and avoid imposing costs upon them.
Some questions before the proposed Nile Perch fishing ban on Lake Victoria could be implemented
This Lake Victoria Climate Change Readiness Brief No.3 is part of the series since 2012 was produced by the East African Sustainability Watch (EA SusWatch) Network for the purpose of highlighting progress in implementation of the East African Community Climate Change Policy (EACCCP) commitments related to mitigating the effects of Green House Gas emissions and for adaptation to climate change in the Lake Victoria Basin with respect to agriculture, nutrition and food security.
The LVEMPII CS Watch Project seeks to lobby and advocate for realization of results-based performance from Lake Victoria Environmental Management Project (LVEMPII) and implementation of the East African Community Climate Change Policy (EACCCP). The Project is implemented by SusWatch Kenya, Tanzania Coalition for Sustainable Development and Uganda Coalition for Sustainable Development (UCSD) – working together as the East African Sustainability Watch Network (Contact: www.easuswatch.org for more detailed information).
UCSD held a Community meeting on January 29, 2013 in Masaka district to review above issues and come up with a way forward on how the project’s implementation by the relevant stakeholders can be speeded up. The community meeting provided an important avenue for understanding and discussing the issues, objectives, expected results and Partner obligations for LVEMP II under the EAC association as a way of consolidating efforts towards monitoring of LVEMP II interventions.
East African Civil Society Watchdog Project for Sustainable Development in the Lake Victoria Basin Kenya Organization Environment Education Uganda Coalition for Sustainable Development Tanzania Coalition for (KOEE) (UCSD) Sustainable Development(TCSD) “Our environment, the world in which we live and work, is a mirror of our attitudes and expectations.” - Earl Nightingale (US Motivational writer and Author, 1921 – 1989) Karibu to WSF Nairobi 2007: Another World is Possible for Sustainable Development!
Press statement: Uganda Coalition for Sustainable Development The proposed Mabira forest degazettement is a symptom of wider barriers to sustainable development in Uganda The Uganda Coalition for Sustainable Development (UCSD) is a network of more than 30 active NGOs dedicated to coordinate advocacy and lobby work around issues and commitments made by world governments towards sustainable development, inspired by the Civil Society Project for preparation of the 2002 Johannesburg World Summit on Sustainable Development, attended by 104 Heads of State (including Uganda).
Get to Know – Why Lake Victoria? Lake Victoria is an international water body that offers the riparian communities a number of extremely important environmental and livelihood opportunities. The waters of Lake Victoria and its shoreline are shared among three countries; Kenya 6%, Uganda 43% and Tanzania 51%. However, the Lake Victoria basin catchment extends to Rwanda and Burundi that are hence equally important as shown in Table 1 and Map 1 below: Country Lake Surface Area Catchment Area Lake Shoreline