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Partnership Interventions for the Implementation of the Strategic Action Programme (SAP) for Lake Tanganyika

The Pilot Phase GEF project allowed to achieve the following results:

  • The Strategic Action Programme (SAP) for the Sustainable Management of Lake Tanganyika completed and endorsed; ·
  • The Transboundary Diagnostic Analysis completed and endorsed; ·
  • The Convention on the Sustainable Management of Lake Tanganyika drafted and agreed upon; and ·
  • Scientific and Technical Reports on the State of the Lake.

Based on these results, the UNDP-GEF, the FAO and the AfDB have agreed that they will work together to bring about the long-term sustainable use of the resources of Lake Tanganyika. The Full project which started its implementation in 2008 will :

  1. Engage the participating countries in concerted action toward finalization and ratification of the draft Convention.
  2. Address the priority issues described in the SAP and the TDA through priority projects and sub-components.

More specifically it will:

  • address the priority hotspots described in the TDA
  • address the issue of excessive fishing pressure in the littoral zone
  • address the issue of excessive fishing pressure in the Pelagic zone
  • introduce measures to manage the ornamental fish trade
  • introduce actions to manage future mining operations
  • introduce actions to help prevent and control major marine accidents
  • introduce actions to promote sustainable agricultural practices which reduce non-point source pollution especially sedimentation.
  • undertake specific measures to counteract deforestation; and
  • build national capacity to support parks management

Other (not set)



Documents & Resources
General information
GEF ID 1017
Project type Full-Size Project
Status closed (Project Closure)
Start Date 22 May 2008
GEF characteristic:
GEF Allocation to project USD 13,500,000
Total Cost of the project: USD 57,000,000
YES - See results data (1017)
Burundi , Tanzania United Republic of , Zambia , Regional

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Project contacts
Saskia Marijnissen Technical Advisor
Alain Gashaka ommunication and Outreach Officer
Hawa Sekela Msham National Project Coordinator
Henry Mwima Executive Director
Simbotwe Mwiya Regional Project Coordinator
Pacifique Ndoriampa Administrative Assistant
Kaitira Ibrahim Katonda Acting Executive Director
Ms. Akiko Yamamoto Regional Technical Adviser