USAID is working to improve regional policies and strategies to strengthen sustainable natural resource management and adaptation to climate change across East Africa.
The East African region is home to some of the most spectacular wildlife and ecosystems on the continent. It is also home to rapidly growing human populations, particularly in the Lake Victoria Basin (LVB). The combination of rising development, wildlife crime, and weak regulatory frameworks has put a severe strain on East African natural resources, threatening regional biodiversity, the livelihoods of local communities, and long-term sustainable development.
USAID is strengthening the capacity of East African inter-governmental mechanisms to take the lead in counter-wildlife trafficking, biodiversity conservation, climate change adaptation, and water supply and sanitation.
Last updated: February 21, 2017