Education for Sustainable Development
Victoria in the East African countries of Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. The programme works with schools, communities, and local leaders through education for sustainable development to promote the conservation of the
Lake Victoria catchment while at the same time promoting sustainable livelihoods.
LVCEEP is executed by the WWF Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Programme Office (WWF - ESARPO). The Programme’s main focus is on the sustainable management of the Lake Victoria catchment and to bring about improved livelihoods via Environmental Education. LVCEEP’s activities target pupils/students and teachers in schools, community members and leaders in selected sites in the Lake Victoria catchment. It has been operational in three East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania since the year 2004.
The first phase of LVCEEP which was implemented in the period between 2004-2007 was guided by the principles of environmental education, while the second phase which has since expanded into Rwanda in 2010 is guided by the principles, provisions and key thrusts of the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (UNDESD – 2005-2014).
The purpose is to empower catchment communities, schools and regional partners with the knowledge, motivation and abilities for sustainable use and management of natural resources.
The strategic approach and expected outputs of LVCEEP are based on four key components namely: Formal education; Non formal education; Materials and; Networking.There are two major environmental education programmes in WWF-ESARPO. These are outlined below.
The Lake Victoria Catchment Environmental Education Programme (LVCEEP) is a regional programme that is working closely with local NGOs in the 3 riparian countries–Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. The goal of the project is to secure the ecological integrity of the Lake Victoria catchment for the benefit of its inhabitants and biological diversity.
The project is working with primary school teachers, tutors in teacher training colleges, school children and community members in selected target areas. Its purpose is to promote and influence change in attitude and behaviour of the target catchment communities and schools towards their immediate environment while sustainably using and managing natural resources.
of the Lake Victoria catchment for the benefit of its inhabitants and biological