Lake Victoria is shared by the three East African Community (EAC) Partner States. The Lake is
a symbol of unity among the EAC Partner States as boundaries of three countries meet in the
lake. It is a large lake (68,800km2), the second largest in the world and the largest in Africa with
a long coastline of 3,450 km. The lake has a large catchment of 194,200 km2 with a rapidly
growing population of over 30 million people. A third of the population of the Partner States live
and depend either directly or indirectly on the lake’s resources.