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DRC AND UGANDA - Lakes Edward and Albert fisheries and water resources management Project (LEAF II) – ESMP Summary


The project will be executed in the communities within the catchment area of on Lakes Edward and Albert. Lakes Edward and Albert and their catchment areas form an integral part of the Nile Basin. Both lakes straddle the international boundary between the Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda. Lake Edward is located in Nord Kivu Province of D R Congo, and in Uganda it is bordered by the districts of Kanungu, Bushenyi, Rubirizi (formerly part of Bushenyi District) and Kasese. Lake Albert lies in Orientale Province of DR Congo, while in Uganda, six districts, namely Ntoroko (formerly part of Bundibugyo District), Kibaale, Hoima, Buliisa, Nyowa and Nebbi, share its lakeshore.

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