Lake Victoria Basin Donors Consultative Conference 17th–19th June, Entebbe, Uganda.
5 June 2013
The Infrastructure Consortium for Africa (ICA) is pleased to be co-sponsoring the third Lake Victoria Basin Donors Consultative Conference. This important conference will be held from June 17th–19th in Entebbe Uganda.
Lake Victoria is arguably the most important inland waterway in the region. However, its full potential as an inland waterway is not fully exploited as it suffers from lack of investment. The region depends on the expensive all-road routes. Lake transport is comparatively more economical and environmentally friendly than these road routes. Sustainable development of the Lake Victoria Basin could play a pivotal role in unlocking the economic potential and increasing integration of the EAC Partner States.
The main objective of the Lake Victoria Basin Donors Consultative Conference in Entebbe is to solidify partnerships with donors and development agencies - to support the implementation of a variety of important social, environmental and infrastructure programs of the Lake Victoria Basin Commission.
The ICA Water Platform is financially supported by the German government (represented by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and KfW). With their generous support, the ICA helps identify and mobilize resources for water related infrastructure projects in Africa. In doing so, the ICA Water Platform works with a variety of Regional African Institutions like the Lake Victoria Basin Commission across the continent.
For more information about the Lake Victoria Basin Commission or to register, contact Ms. Mary W. Mwangi at: Mwangi@lvbcom.org. Or, you can download the information packet which includes a registration form, a draft agenda, background materials and hotel information.