Environment & Climate Change

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Overview

East Africa’s natural resource base provides the building blocks for agricultural production and economic growth in the region. Planning for Resilience in East Africa through Policy, Adaptation, Research and Economic Development (PREPARED) is a five year $40 million program (2012-2016) designed to mainstream climate-resilient development planning and program implementation into the East African Community (EAC) and its Partner States’ development agendas.

PREPARED is being implemented in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Burundi, and Rwanda. The program addresses three key development challenges of the EAC: i) increasing resiliency to climate change; ii) managing trans-boundary freshwater biodiversity conservation and iii) improving access to drinking water supply and sanitation services.

The program’s major institutional partners are the East African Community Secretariat’s Climate Change Coordination Unit (CCCU), the Lake Victoria Basin Commission (LVBC), IGAD’s Climate Prediction and Applications Centre (ICPAC), the Regional Center for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD), the EAC Partner States, and US Contractor, Tetra Tech ARD.

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Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 4:15am

Last updated: April 03, 2014