The Nile Basin Discourse (NBD) commissioned the study on stakeholder mapping due to the increasing recognition of the importance of involving as many stakeholders as possible in cooperation and development initiatives related to water in the Nile Basin region. Most of the civil society organizations (CSOs) in the Basin remain un-engaged and often-powerful groups end up benefiting themselves instead of allowing engagement benefits to reach the lower level stakeholders and particularly women and vulnerable members of the society. Further, the NBD network did not have an up-to-date database of the level of engagement of civil societies or representation of different interest groups. CSO members of NDFs have been experiencing capacity inadequacies that hinder their level of engagement and have diverse challenges e.g., low levels of financial sustainability that could be addressed or resolved in order to reduce impediments to participation in Nile water discourses towards cooperation on the Nile. Therefore the stakeholder mapping exercise was inevitable.
This report highlights the findings, and recommendations out of the stakeholder mapping exercise conducted in the 10 member countries of Burundi, DR Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda
Friday, 08 December 2017