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The East African communities’ organization for    Management of Lake Victoria Resources, Tanzania chapter (ECOVIC) is a regional registered International Non-Government Organization. With its Vision of Having a healthy and productive Lake Victoria Basin, riparian communities living in a clean productive Lake Basin, the organization has been implementing activities that aim at protecting the lake at the side of Lake Victoria Zone 6 Regions namely Kagera, Mara, Shinyanga, Simiyu, Geita and...
Water hyacinth and other aquatic weeds have invaded Lake Victoria and dams. The invasion has caused very serious economic problems to the communities living around the lake as their economic activities depend on the Lake/dams.  On Tanzanian side, the Socio-Economic Development Trust Fund (SEDTF) embarked on the project of water hyacinth removal and control at the landing beaches of Mwigobero and Nyarusurya of Musoma Municipal and various dams within Mara and nearby regions since 2014.  It...
  From 8-18 May 2017 leading scholars, leading experts, and policy makers met in Bonny Germany to discuss on how to build bridges between sustainable development and climate change in the Interconnections Conference. In this conference the Chairperson of Tanzania National Discourse Forum, who is also the Executive Director of Governance Links - Tanzania, Mr. Donald Kasongi, underlined key institutional drivers that may bring support to the acceleration of new climate economies at...
Population pressure on water and resources management has become the interlocking issue on Lake Victoria. During the consultations carried out by Tanzania National Doscourse Forum (TNDF) with communities around Lake Victoria, it was evident that growth of population will cause depletion of natural resources, non communicable disease, and degradation of environment.The consultations were conducted in 2016 by TNDF in partnership with Institute of Resource Assessment of University of Dar- es-...
Human-elephant conflicts mostly exist where human populations and wild life share resources outside protected areas. The negative impacts of these conflicts affect both humankind and wild life. The Mara river basin has been the key link between Serengeti Ecosystem in Tanzania and Massai-Mara ecosystem in Kenya connected through annual wildlife migration. However, for a long time the communities bordering

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