Israel-Kenya-Germany Cooperation in Lake VictoriaThe three parties signed an agreement to implement the second phase of the trilateral tilapia cooperation to enhance sustainable ways of protecting Lake Victoria environment by creating alternative livelihoods for the communities living around the lake.
The cooperating partners include Kenya’s Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries (MoALF), the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs through MASHAV – Israel’s Agency for International Development Cooperation, and the German Cooperation Implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.The first phase of the trilateral agreement was signed in Kisumu, Kenya, on August 2012, in the presence of the Prime Minister of Kenya, H.E. Raila Amolo Odinga. It stated two main cooperation areas aiming at the improvement of the ecosystem of Lake Victoria, based on the needs of the region and the respective comparative advantages of the partners: the promotion of tilapia fish farming as a business with an emphasis on “pro-poor” action by supporting capacity-building activities for establishing tilapia aquaculture; and a contribution to the improvement of wastewater management around Lake Victoria.Within this framework, and based on the successful implementation of Phase I, the Parties declared their willingness to continue their joint trilateral cooperation and extend it for an additional 3 years.
The MOU was signed in Nairobi on July 11th , in the presence of H.E. Nderitu Gachagua, Coordinator of the agriculture Committee, Council of Governors, Government of Kenya; H.E. Andreas Peschke, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Kenya; and H.E Gil Haskel Ambassador of the State of Israel to Kenya.source: http://embassies.gov.il/nairobi/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Israel-Kenya-Germany-Cooperation-in-Lake-Victoria.aspx
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