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Integrated transboundary water resources management of lakes Rweru, Cyhoha, and Akanyaru

December 2009 - the Nile Basin Initiative/NELSAP received a € 770,000 grant to reduce poverty and reverse environmental degradation in the Bugesera region, principally in the area surrounding the lakes Cyohoha and Rweru and the Akanyaru marshlands, through the development of Integrated Management and Development Plans for the Rweru and Cyohoha lakes and the Akanyaru marsh.

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Supporting the socio-economic development of the Ruzizi plain and promoting regional integration

(In French only) La Communauté économique des pays des Grands Lacs (CEPGL), regroupant la République du Burundi, la République démocratique du Congo et la République du Rwanda a été créée en 1976.


Formulation of Burundi’s integrated water resources management (IWRM) plan

September 2006 - The Government of Burundi received a €480,000 grant to formulate Burundi’s Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) plan meant to help the country achieve a sustainable water resource management regime contributing to social equity, economic efficiency and environmental sustainability. The Global Water Partnership (GWP) was a facilitator of the project at the request of Burundi's Government. GWP is an international partnership with the mission to support the development of national IWRM plans.


Strengthening the information and knowledge capacity of CICOS for the water resources management of the Congo Basin

May 2007 - The International Commission for the Congo-Ubangi-Sangha Basin (CICOS) received a € 455,000 grant to reinforce its capacity to collect and manage hydrologic data and information as well as well to enhance Congo Basin water resources knowledge.


Regional water policy of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS/CEEAC)

September 2009 – The Executive Secretariat of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) received a € 1,4 million grant to improve the management of water resources and environmental protection by building capacity to plan and implement regional water policy within Central Africa. The project entails building the capacities of the Regional Centre for Water Resources Coordination and Management (CRCGRE) of ECCAS, improve the water information system, and prepare a regional IWRM action plan to support the IWRM process in the member countries.

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