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NBI and NBD, in the recent past have successfully held a number of forums. The recent NBI-NBD-GWP REGIONAL Multi-Stakeholder Forum focusing on the theme: Cooperation On Shared Waters held on the 18th and 19th of January 2011, brought to fore the fact that implementation of the NBI-NBD MOU has proven a challenge to both parties and simple regular actions need to be agreed upon by both parties to strengthen the partnership. In addition, the Nile Technical Advisory Committee (Nile-TAC) met on the 29th of April 2011 and agreed that there is need...
"....The Nile is one of the world’s longest rivers, which traverses more than 6700 kilometres and extends for more than 3 million square kilometres. The Nile Basin includes ten African countries and the more than 160 million people who live within the basin expect benefits from the management and utilisation of its shared water resources. Despite the basin’s natural and environmental endowments and rich cultural history, its people face considerable challenges. Four of the ten countries that share the Nile are among the world’s ten poorest...
The Ethiopian Nile Discourse Forum organized a multi Stakeholder forum in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia November 3rd, 2011 to discuss on the level of community participation in and benefits from the watershed and Ethio-Sudan power interconnection projects of the Eastern Nile Subsidiary Action Programme so as to ensure community ownership of shared water resources. Based upon the dialogue and deliberation conducted during the forum the participants of the forum make the following recommendations compiled into a position statement attachedPublication...
"...One Nile, One Family is the slogan that we agreed upon at Nile Basin Discourse (NBD). We hope this slogan will actually be realized on the ground and that it may be reflected in the minds and hearts of every citizen living on this unique river. When we say one Nile and one family, these are not just words, but proof of the faith and conviction that this body brings us many more advantages than discord and that our history and our geography accommodate the cultural, social, economic and political diversity of our country in the Nile...
Members of the Kenya Nile Discourse Forum at their 2nd National Forum met on the September 30 2011 at Hilton Hotel in Nairobi to raise awareness on Nile Co-operation Costs and Benefits and specifically to discuss the effectiveness and implementation of the regional Kenya-Uganda interconnection transmission line and how the project intervention has impacted on the livelihoods in the transmission corridor. The Forum observed that whereas there exists huge and potential benefits to be derived from Nile Basin co-operation, there exist huge...
The Ethiopian Nile Discourse Forum organized a multi Stakeholder forum in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia April 14, 2011 to raise awareness and facilitate dialogue on the issue of Nile cooperation with respect to Ethiopia. Based upon the dialogue and deliberation conducted during the forum the participants of the forum make the following recommendations on the following issue.Publication dateMonday, 18 April 2011Publication typePosition StatementsDownload Full Statement
Civil Society Representatives and experts from Eastern Nile(EN) sub-region met at Cairo’s Sub-regional Multi-Stakeholders’ Forum to enhance awareness of and discuss the benefits of Cooperation and the costs of non-cooperation to the EN sub-region on the 19th and 20th of March 2011. The Sub-regional Forum observed that the EN sub-region’s position on the Nile is critically important because they are the drivers of the Nile Cooperation and Development process. Attached here-with is the full position statement Publication dateThursday, 31 March...
On 21st September at Reference Hotel, BENI D.R.Congo, a National Forum was organized by the DRC NDF. Among the 72 meeting attendees were the civil society representatives, the local government, the local communities, the media, the universities, the international NGOs. The forum observed that DRC’s position on the Nile cooperation is critically important because the government has not signed the cooperative framework agreement (CFA) yet. This way, the DRC has not a clear position since the last meeting held in Kinshasa on the 22nd May...

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