Africa’s Great Lakes In The Balance


Examining problems and solutions of regional management of Africa’s Great Lakes basin.

  • €20,000 Budget in Euros
  • 2017 Final release date
  • 8 Round winner
  • 2 Locations
  • 4 Durations in months

The African Great Lakes ecosystems span nearly a million square kilometers across 11 countries. The region holds one third of the world's freshwater supply and 10 percent of its fish species. It supports 50 million people through the services nature provides, including drinking water, fish protein, employment, and transportation.

But overfishing, rapid population growth, climate change, pollution, and weak resource governance institutions are threatening the ecological stability of the lakes and the livelihoods of the people who depend on them.

This multimedia project examines the problems and the solutions of the regional management of Africa’s Great Lakes basin.

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