|A. Basic Facts
The Lamu Port South-Sudan Ethiopia Transport (LAPSSET) Corridor Program is a regional multimodal infrastructure program integrating roads, railway and oil pipeline components in Kenya, South Sudan and Ethiopia. The Program is the single largest project of its nature in Eastern Africa and is intended to provide seamless connectivity, enhance trade and logistics within the region by providing an alternative and strategic corridor to serve the landlocked neighboring countries of Ethiopia and South Sudan. The corridor covers over half of the country with a planned investment resource of about US$25 Billion, equivalent to half of Kenya’s GDP for the core investment alone. It is anticipated that the project will inject between 2% to 3% of GDP into the economy and it is expected to contribute 8% to 10% when generated and attracted investments finally come on board.
The research is aimed at addressing the following anticipated impacts and policy gaps as a result of the LAPSSET Corridor Program: –
|i. Project Partners||
World Wide Fund for Nature Kenya (WWF-Kenya); National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) and LAPSSET Corridor Development Authority (LCDA)
|ii. Project Duration||3 years|
|iii. Project Site(s)|
|iv. Project Country||Kenya|
|v. Budget||USD 303,644|
|B. Project Objectives||
General Objective: By the end of the project, the research findings will contribute towards safeguarding and maintaining the integrity of critical coastal ecosystems (marine and terrestrial) within the LAPSSET Corridor Program area for people, economy and nature.
Specific objective 1: By 2022, there is data and information available to inform planning and decision-making for better environmental governance and sustainable development in the LAPSSET Program area.
Specific objective 2. By 2022, key policy and institutional frameworks are influenced to create an enabling environment for sustainable management of natural resources.
|C. Expected Results||
Establish trend and extent of loss of the natural capital
Determine land use and land tenure trends.
Undertake climate variability/risk assessment and propose adaptation measures.
Assessment of the status of compliance with Environmental and Social safeguards.
Assessment the impacts of the LAPSSET Corridor Program development on livelihoods of the PAPs.
|D. Project Activities||
At the minimum, the following processes will be undertaken;
|F. Students Supported by the Project||
1. Alex Kubasu
2. Robert Okoyo
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