The Lake Victoria Environmental Management Programme (LVEMP II) aims at contributing to the East African Community’s (EAC) Vision and Strategy Framework for Management and Development of the Lake Victoria basin of having a prosperous population living in a healthy and sustainably managed environment providing equitable opportunities and benefits. Under this project, KNCPC is the regional coordinator working together with Uganda Cleaner Production Centre(UCPC), Tanzania Cleaner Production Centre(TCPC) and later Rwanda and Burundi. The Project will contribute to broad-based poverty alleviation and improvement of shared natural resources of the Lake Victoria Basin (LVB).
Project and Cleaner Project
The Cleaner Production Project under LVEMP II is designed to address pollution and inefficient utilization of resources in industries. The project started with an inception phase, which ran from November 2006 to August 2008 with funding from SIDA. The Inception phase of the project focused on “Building the capacity of the National Cleaner Production Centres as well as the Rwanda Environment Management Authority to implement Cleaner Production under LVEMPII. In addition, the Inception Phase undertook initial foundational activities critical for implementing CP activities in the region in Phase II. These included:
- Strengthening the Kenyan NCPC in terms of financial and procurement procedures to the desired levels for a Coordinating Institution;
- Developing a Voluntary Environmental Code of Conduct for enterprises;
- Awareness and training sessions for enterprises at regional and national level on the Code of Conduct;
- Developing a common Cleaner Production training manual;
- Developing a framework for Cleaner Production Revolving Fund; an
- Holding awareness raising sessions for financial institutions on CP financing.
The second phase of the project is being implemented under Component 2.2 of the Lake Victoria Environmental Management Program phase II (LVEMP II) and is being coordinated by the Lake Victoria Basin through the Kenya National Cleaner Production Centre (KNCPC). The project in Tanzania started in August 2010 after signing a MoU with the KNCPC.
- Improve collaborative management of trans-boundary natural resources of LVB for the shared benefits of the EAC Partner States.
- Reduce environmental stress in targeted pollution hot spots and selected degraded sub-catchments to improve the livelihoods of communities who depend on the natural resources of the LVB.
Regarded as an instrument to:
- Achieve stress reduction outcomes in priority hotspots i.e. the project’s interventions are expected to have measurable impact on the estuaries, bays, and gulfs due to point source pollution control.
- Lay a foundation for the long-term program for sustainable improvement in the environmental status and water quality.
The promotion of cleaner production technologies sub component
Key Outcomes and Indicators of Promotion of Cleaner Production Technologies
The Promotion of Cleaner Production Technologies is a sub-component of the LVEMPII that seeks to reduce point sources of pollution from industry, by supporting the uptake of cleaner technologies and techniques in industry to rehabilitate priority degraded sub-catchments of Lake Victoria. It is coordinated regionally by the Kenya National Cleaner Production Centre (KNCPC). The implementing partners are: the Uganda Cleaner Production Centre (UCPC), Cleaner Production Centre of Tanzania (CPCT), Rwanda Resource Efficient & Cleaner Production Centre (RRECPC), and Department of Industry of Burundi.The Cleaner Production project seeks to increase the competitiveness of the Lake Basin industries by reducing wastes, and negative impacts whilst enhancing raw material utilization efficiencies by deploying cleaner technologies and techniques. The project targets at building the capacity of industry through education, training and a “learning-by-doing” cleaner production audits. This is in line with the region’s Vision Strategy that is looking at shifting industrial transformation from regulatory intervention to promotion of voluntary initiatives. The vision strategy specifically aims at (i) building the capacity of enterprises to formulate and implement pollution prevention strategies and programmes that will improve their competitiveness and productivity (ii) building up the capacity of the region to formulate and manage an overall strategy for industrial development within the framework of an open economy (iii) strengthening the capability of both the private and public sector players to manage development resources within the region leading to a quality environment and employment creation for poverty reduction.
Long Term Impact
The Cleaner Production project is expected to contribute towards the long-term impact of sustainable industrial development in the Lake Victoria Basin realized through increased industrial productivity as well as by reduced industrial pollution loadings into the Lake.
Project Development Objective (PDO)
The PDO of this project is “to promote the Utilization of Cleaner Production Technologies by industries in the Lake Victoria Basin”
The success of this Project Development Objective shall be evaluated through the following:
- Adoption of integrated environmental management by industries and switch to Cleaner Production technologies and techniques
- Reduced point source pollution from industries and enhanced efficiency of resource utilization
The interventions of the Cleaner Production sub-component shall be on:
Component 1: The promotion of Education and Information Dissemination on Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production
Component 2: Promotion of Cleaner Production Demonstration Projects in enterprises.
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