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The trainees formed a network of Uganda Women and Youth Champions as a front to engage other stakeholders to develop meaningful and sustainable climate change action projects at personal, organizational, and institutional levels; beginning with creating pilot regional cities' demonstration centres - one City per region. Uganda Nile Discourse Forum (UNDF), in partnership...
The project has been recognized by local Government Authorities and the community as one of the most promising fish farming projects in Mwanza and consequently many groups and individuals organize exchange visits to learn and be inspired. Currently, 1,208 people have visited the project site and 301 among them established their own fish ponds in Magu District...
Every year, Nile Basin Discourse Forum (NBDF) Rwanda holds a General Assembly (GA) meeting for its membership. This year’s AGM was held on the 17th August 2021 at Nobleza Hotel in kicukiro, Kigali; with 45 out of 47 member organisations in attendance.In the capacity of the Guest of Honour, the assemby was graced by the Nile Technical Advisory Committee (Nile-TAC) member for Rwanda Ms. Jacqueline Nyirakamana who is also the Chair of the Regional Nile-TAC. The roles of the General Assembly as...
The project has led to reduced post-harvest losses of coffee and horticulture products through inculcating the practice of good post-harvest handling practices and value addition. Farmer groups have taken initiative to do value addition to coffee; giving birth to new products on the coffee market such as ready to drink coffee brands of KACODEP Coffee and MASAKA...
Uhai Lake Forum (ULF) - a member organization of the Kenya Nile Discourse Forum (KNDF) is implementing a Baseline Emission Inventory and Access to Energy Assessment Study for Kisumu County, Kenya. The study is to build capacity of the County Government of Kisumu officials, equipping them with skills to check / analyse greenhouse emission within the County, and come up with measures on how to control the same. The overall objective for the study is to develop a baseline emission inventory for...
The plight of widows and orphans has been dire in Kenya’s Homa-Bay County along the shores of Lake Victoria where HIV/AIDS has intensely ravaged the community, leaving hundreds of widows and orphans suffering.The widows suffer majorly at the hand of their in-laws, robbing them of the opportunity to access factors of production like land. This makes widows and orphans extremely vulnerable since some even lack homes/houses to live; thus, failing to play an active role in supporting their...
Youth are targeted because they are the biggest proportion of the population, they are a better resource to mobilise and are key drivers for change. Lake Rweru is an important Rwanda – Burundi transboundary water body with a wide biodiversity. It feeds the Akagera River, which feeds into Lake Victoria and the Nile through the Rusumo rapid falls. Lake Rweru is as well...
Solid waste management is one of the core functions of the local authorities in Kenya. The management of solid waste however has proved to be a challenge to the concerned authorities due to the continuous increase in population and lack of capacity to collect and effectively manage the solid waste generated.A CBOs’ Network which brings together different Community Based Organizations handling solid waste ‘stepped’ in to complement what the Kisumu City Council has been doing to control...
 "Failure to Act in The Restoration of Ecosystems Is to Fail Biodiversity and The Fight Against Desertification" On June 24, 2021 at CIBITOKE province, MUGINA commune, RUGAJO zone on RUGENDO  hill in Burundi, Burundi National Discourse Forum (BNDF) (Burundian Forum of the Civil Society of the Nile Basin (FCBN)) joined the Ministry of Environment, Agriculture and Breeding to a colourful event to observe the days dedicated to Water...
“I have a small business and a medicine shop by the road side, I used to be burdened by the bad smell of garbage. I could sell lots of medicine for diseases like malaria, typhoid, diarrhea, respiratory diseases, and skin disease. But now the road is clean, no more bad smell and the sales of medicines for the aforesaid diseases has declined. The environment and the aesthetic view of the surrounding area has been enhanced.” Jada Tongun , Kator, payam - Juba Solid waste and its...
Serengeti Development Research and Environmental Conservation Center (SEDEREC) is a non-governmental organization Registered in Tanzania Mainland and a member of the Tanzania Nile Discourse Forum(TNDF). The Mission of SEDEREC is to Link Nature Conservation and Human Developments so that both Nature and humankind co-exist; and the overal objective is to ensure equitable social economic development within sustainable a environment. SEDEREC works to protect Lake Victoria's ecosystem through...
On 4th June 2021, DRC NDF (Forum Congolais de la Societe Civile du Bassin Du Nil (FCBN-DRCNDF)) released a statement profiling the eruption of Nyiragongo Volcano on May 22, 2021 and here below is the statement. You can download the original statement at bottom of the page. 1.  Introduction a) The Nile Basin and the volcanoThe Congolese Nile Basin is located in the volcanic mountainous zone and the Albertine rift. All the mountain ranges from the south of the...
In May 2021, more than 4,223 households were ravaged by the flooding of rivers; Rusizi, Kajeke and Mpanda. The areas that are highly devastated by the floods disaster include Gatumba, Kigaramango, Rukaramu and part of Mpanda cemetery.The rise of the waters of the three rivers is as a result of the steadily rising water level of Lake Tanganyika to which they are tributaries.Lake Tanganyika’s water level has been gradually rising for more than a year ago and has now reached a level so worrying...
The Sudanese Environment Conservation Society (SECS) in collaboration with Sudan National Discourse forum (SNDF) and Consumer Protection Society (CPS) conducted a training workshop on Environmental citizenship, within the framework of cooperation and common interest in environmental and consumer issues, due to their close association with human rights and improving living condition. The workshop took place from 8th to 11th of February, 2021 at SECS training Hall with 20 participants in total...
  On the 29th of April 2021, the Sudan Nile Discourse Forum (SNDF) celebrated National Nile Day 2021 at Khartoum under the theme "The role and voice of the local communities on Nile Basin development" Within the activities of the NBD regional Nile day year". Sixty one (61) participants from local communities attended the national Nile day celebration. The event was also graced by a wide participation from the Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources, water experts, Civil...

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