Project end date: November 2018
The Development Corridors Partnership, led by the UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) is helping countries in East Africa to plan for a sustainable future.
The project will use a capacity-building approach to analyse proposed development corridors in Kenya and Tanzania and consider how they can be designed to deliver sustainable, inclusive and resilient economic growth.
Initial corridors are the Lamu Port and Lamu – Southern Sudan – Ethiopia Transport Corridor (LAPSSET Kenya) and the Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania (SAGCOT). Further corridors are likely to be considered by the project, including the corridor being created by building the Standard Gauge Railway in Kenya, and two development corridors in Uganda.
The project has three main objectives:
Working with WCMC, the Luc Hoffmann Institute will contribute expertise on convening, research design and mapping policy pathways, aiming to accelerate the outcomes and influence of the research. The overall goal is to maximise the project’s potential impact on policy-making for sustainable socio-economic development in East Africa and capitalise on this critical moment for the future of conservation and society in the region.