Enhance sustainable utilization, development and management of two transboundary river basin fisheries in IGAD region.


  • Project Management Unit established and now in full operation
  • Communication expert and Programme Assistant assigned for this project are paid from IGAD budget
  • Review of Draft Baseline reports for the Baro-Akobo-Sobat River (BASRB) and Lake Turkana River Basin (LTRB)
  • Review of Draft Integrated Fisheries Management for the BASRB and LTRB
  • Reports and management plans will be reviewed by MS and finalized for implementation.
  • Production of various communication materials (video, banners…)


  • Finalize, adopt and establish basin-wide fisheries co-management system for each of the two basins with the needed “collaboration and communication arrangements” among key stakeholders for sustainable fisheries exploitation, equitable access to fisheries resources, and efficient fisheries utilization.​​
  • Capacity building and integrated data base establishment that will address climate smart, gender responsive, socioeconomically equitable, and ecologically sustainable fisheries development and management for each of the two basins.


  • Support the establishment and implementation of fisheries co-management system
  • Promote and support bilateral cooperation for sustainable management of shared fisheries resources in each of the two basins
  • Socio economic assessment and support to gender inclusivity and integration of local knowledge in fisheries management
  • Capacity building of fisheries stakeholders
  • Monitoring and evaluation of planned activities.
  • Support to cross border fisheries management for the respective basins through establishment of platforms
  • Facilitate the interoperability of systems and exchange of fisheries data across the two basins
  • Improve fisheries assessment, data collection and data management in support of more evidence based Basin-wide fisheries policies and management measures
  • Support to climate change smart fisheries
  • Support capacity building for bilaterally harmonised Enforcement, Compliance and Prosecution procedures in the fisheries sector.