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Laurentian and African Great Lakes
Drawing on UNU-INWEH facilitated dialogues on Transboundary Lake Basin Management and Twinning, held in Entebbe, Uganda (2008) and Niagara Falls, Canada (2009), the report synthesizes the discussions and lessons learned during the exercise.
The report consists of a four page policy brief outlining lessons learned, a preface by UNU-INWEH Director Dr. Zafar Adeel, the introduction as well as sections on:
The report concludes with an example of successful twinning between the Lake Victoria Fisheries Organization in Africa and the Great Lakes Fishery Commission in North America. Several annexes round out the report.
The strong support for the Lake Twinning Initiative from the Global Environment Facility and the United Nations Development Programme is gratefully acknowledged as are the contributors to and editors of the report. We also thank the many workshop participants for their valuable contributions.
Download the pdf copy of the full report Transboundary Lake Basin Management: Laurentian and African Great Lakes
Download the pdf of the standalone four-page Policy Brief, Lessons in Lake Twinning: A synthesis of Dialogues on Transboundary Lake Management
Regional Dialogue and Twinning to Improve Transboundary Water Resources Governance in Africa
Water management needs
in the Great Lakes region of Africa are acute, with
inadequate institutions, policies and implementation
capacity for effective watershed management. As part of a
larger GEF project “Regional Dialogue to Improve
Transboundary Water Resources Governance in Africa”,
UNU-INWEH is undertaking a comparative study of management
approaches by lake commissions in the African Great Lakes
and Laurentian Great Lakes in North America.
The project is funded by the
Global Environment Facility (GEF), and implemented in partnership
with the lake commissions listed above.
We anticipate that this project will lead to the development of a framework for collaboration on great lakes systems through enhanced science and policy linkages and that this framework will form the basis for longer term partnership between the commissions.
The first policy workshop was held in Entebbe in September 2008.
The Second policy workshop was held at Niagara Falls on June 14 and 15, 2009.
This International Symposium shall provide a forum to develop a framework that will focus on comparative analysis and improvement of governance and management capacity and also form a basis for development of a general framework for trans-boundary lake basin management. For Agenda, click here.
UNU-INWEH in partnership with IJC and
UNESCO Center for Water Law, Policy and Science
is organizing a seminar "100 Years, Shared Lake Basins, Lessons Learned" on August 20, 2009 at the World Water Week in Stockholm to share the results of the two workshops and also to share lessons learned in transboundary lake management.This session would try to bring in North America and East African professional communities along with other professionals working on transboundary issues and will explore the lessons learned from over a 100 years of managing shared transboundary lakes. It will offer a platform to promote communication and network between key players including policymakers, decision makers and scientists; to share experiences in institutional designs and public processes, bridging science and policy gap and to share common and emerging research-policy threads in the field of
Date: August 20, 2009
Time: 14:00 - 17:30
|Last updated: 19 May 2011|