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Zambia - Lake Tanganyika development project (LTDP) – Summary ESMP – 11 2014


Ecosystem services accrued from Lake Tanganyika play a significant role in socio-economic development of its four riparian states, namely, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania and Zambia. Based on the local, regional and global importance of ecosystem services from the Lake, the four riparian states deemed it imperative to ensure proper governance of the Lake hence on 12th June 2003, they unanimously signed the Lake Tanganyika Convention for the sustainable management of the lake basin. In addition, with regard to rapidly rising threats to sustainability of the Lake’s natural resources, African Development Bank (AfDB) in conjunction with donors and the national governments of the aforementioned riparian states drafted the Strategic Action Program (SAP) for the protection of biodiversity and sustainable use of the natural resources in the Lake basin. Amongst the interventions recommended by SAP was Multinational-Lake Tanganyika Integrated Regional Development Program (PRODAP) which was implemented between 2004 and 2013 as result of financial support provided by AfDB.

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