The PREPARED programme is a 5-year USAID funded programme that is strengthening the resilience and sustainability of East African economies, transboundary freshwater ecosystems and communities in Lake Victoria Basin (LVB). LTS Africa works with other partners using its regional knowledge and decades of experience to provide targeted support in biodiversity conservation.
The LVB contains globally, regionally, or nationally significant concentrations of biodiversity that is threatened by (i) habitat loss; (ii) unsustainable harvesting; (iii) pollution; (iv) alien invasive species, and; (v) environmental change.
To counteract these threats, PREPARED seeks to develop and implement a regional cross-sectoral and landscape scale approach that builds the resilience of this transboundary freshwater ecosystem to cope with increasing risk of uncertainty.
The LTS team is assisting the LVBC and EAC to:
Design a Biodiversity Information Management System (BIMS) for the LVBC.
Value and benefits
The project will strengthen biodiversity conservation in LVB for ecosystem-based adaptation to climate change; protect and restore freshwater biodiversity of LVB; strengthen inter-institutional coordination in the LVB for improved management of biodiversity conservation, climate change adaptation, and pollution control/wastewater management; and integrate biodiversity conservation needs and targets into broader development agenda of the EAC.