Kenya has started an integrated water project with the help of the Federal Government of Germany, the Lake Victoria Basin Commission, and the East African Community Secretariat.
The Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) project is a new addition to LVBC’s sustainable development strategy and is funded to €3.3 million (about Sh396 million).
Beneficiaries of the project include:
- The EAC Secretariat.
- The LVBC EAC Partner States.
- The institutions within the EAC Partner States are in charge of managing water resources.
- Individuals from civil society and the corporate sector.
According to LVBC Executive Secretary Bwire Masinde, the project is planned to produce unified policies, plans, and guidelines for things like lake level control and bettering water quality.
The project will also help LVBC be more effective at mobilizing resources. Additionally, it will help sustain ongoing development projects, including high-priority investments that have not yet been implemented in the five EAC partner states.
The Federal Government of Germany funds HPIs through KfW and the EU.