To improve the living conditions of the 7000 families around the Lake Turkana basin and the communities around the Baro-Akobo-Sobat River basin, the ECOFISH-IGAD project seeks to leverage the potential of these two basins. In this context, the project provided the following supports to date:
- 4 studies to assess the potential contribution of the two basins and the needs for their efficient exploitation have been carried out
- considering the results of these studies, the fisheries co-management plan for each basin has been updated and validated
- over 90 fisheries experts and community leaders have been trained for the effective implementation of the fisheries co-management plan
- A coordination platform for each basin and a third one for the IGAD region in general have been set up to ensure a harmonious and complementary implementation of activities. 4 meetings of these platforms’ members have been organized to date.