3-8-04 LVEMP Endorsement - Global Environment Facility

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THE UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA
Telegrams: “MAKAMU”,
Telephone: 2113857/2116995
Fax : 2113856
E-mail: [email protected]
In reply please quote
Our Ref. No.: BC 78/130/01
VICE PRESIDENT’S OFFICE
P.O. BOX 5380,
DAR ES SALAAM
TANZANIA
24 October, 2003
Ms Karen Brooks
Sector Manager
The World Bank
ESSD Operations for Eastern Africa
African Region
1818H Street N.W.
Washington D.C. 20433
United States of America
Dear Madam,
RE: REQUEST FOR FUNDS FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF THE
TRANSBOUNDARY ENVIRONMENTAL DIAGNOSTIC ANALYSIS (TDS) AND
STRATEGIC ACTION PROGRAM (SPA)
As
a
Global
Environmental
Facility
(GEF)
Focal
Point
in
Tanzania/Kenya/Uganda and on behalf of the Government of the Republic of
Kenya/United Republic of Tanzania/Republic of Uganda, I request the World Bank to
request the GEF to grant our three partner states US$1,000,000.00 to be used in the
implementation of the above TDA and SAP.
The Project is in line with the recently completed Vision and Strategy Frame
Work for management and development of the Lake Victoria Basin. As shown
above, the objective of the Project is to prepare a Transboundary Diagnostic
Environmental Analysis (TDA) of the lake Victoria Basin in order to determine a
Strategic Action/Investment Program, which will address key environmental issues
and poverty eradication by promoting sustainable economic growth. Activities to be
implemented include collating existing scientific information and data such as that
collected during Lake Victoria Environmental management project (LVEMP), Lake
Victoria Fisheries Organization as well as from other sources. Specific activities to be
implemented include, among others; persistent chemicals, water hyacinth, blue
green algae, toxic substances, phosphorus, nitrogen, land use, biodiversity, nitrogen
fisheries.
During the implementation, numerous stakeholder consultations will be
undertaken in each country. There will be one or two stakeholder national
workshops in each country and at least one regional workshop will be held.
The three partner states have agreed to involve Burundi and Rwanda ink the TDA
once they have accepted and signed a Memorandum of Understanding sent to them
by the EAC Secretary General.
The TDA will be implemented along with LVEMP-2 and other activities during
2004-2005.
Yours sincerely,
R.O.S. Mollel
PERMANENT SECRETARY
c.c.
Ms. Rachel Arungah
Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources and Wildlife
P.O. Box 30521
NAIROBI
Kenya
c.c.
Eng. B.K. Kabanda
Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Lands, Water and Environment
P.O. Box 7122
KAMPALA
Uganda
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