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African Journal of Tropical Hydrobiology and Fisheries

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A Review of Co-Management Interventions in the Lake Victoria Basin, Tanzania

William. J.S. Mwegoha

Abstract


This paper presents appraisal of Co-Management Interventions (CMI) focusing on their successes and challenges associated with the environmental and social aspects carried out as part of the Lake Victoria Environmental Management Project, Phase Two (LVEMP-II) in Tanzania. A total of 23 sub-projects were appraised in accordance with the Environmental Management Act in four regions in Tanzania. The effectiveness of the appraisal process, including involvement of different parties, was assessed during the whole project cycle. Long delays in the process by the National Environment Management Council have often created a time conflict with the implementation schedule falling behind and delaying projects. Challenges relating to policy, regulatory and institutional issues for selected projects are discussed and recommendations for refining the assessment process are made.

Keywords: Environmental impact assessment, Planning, Reviews, Stakeholder consultation




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