CBPHi in partnership with Lake Victoria Region Local Authorities Cooperation (LVRLAC) propose to work with the Inter University Council of East Africa to undertake a pilot project “Lake Victoria Inter University Environment Challenge” in 2020. Though this was already in plan in 2019, the current climate change effects especially on Lake Victoria shores where a lot of businesses, residential areas have been submerged has made the need of creative intervention from all stake holders. This has been accelerated by incidences of floating island which ended up at the Owen falls dam which is the central electricity producing station in Uganda causing a country wide load shading.
The competitions will be theory and practical solutions as well as innovations which are tested, affordable and sustainable. This calls for first understanding our current position, the current trend in reference to the environment and eco system in the Lake Victoria basin. Researches and applicable solutions may inform the policies and bylaws of the policy makers. Emphasis will be put on the customization and sustainability.
For a start each country may present 3 universities. National environment authorities and well as ministries in the respective countries are expected to guide and examine the interventions working together with the organizers.
LAKE VICTORIA INTER-UNIVERSITY ENVIRONMENT CHALLENGE
|NO||Cluster levels||Number of universities participating
|1||Chapter Sub-Region Level (East, Central, West)||3 Universities per sub region (9 in total)||CBPHi /LVRLAC CHAPTER TEAM|
|2||Chapter Level||Best 3 universities from level
|CBPHi /LVRLAC CHAPTER TEAM|
|3||Region level (East Africa)||Best 2 universities from each chapter
|CBPHi /LVRLAC REGION TEAM|