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August 1st 2016, saw a visit to the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) that was organized by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI). Representatives of the visit included the team from the Media Houses of the Eastern Nile Countries of Egypt, Ethiopia, South Sudan and Sudan; the Nile Basin Initiative’s - Eastern Nile Technical Regional Office (ENTRO), the NBI Secretariat; and the Nile Basin Discourse (NBD). NBD was represented by the NBD’s General Assembly representative from...
The NBI spearheaded the preparation of the annual event in collaboration with the NBD and the government of the host country-Kenya.  The Kenya National Discourse Forum (KNDF) was part of the National Organizing Committee (NOC) in Kenya, while the NBD Secretariat worked as amember of the Regional Organizing Committee (ROC) spearheaded by the Nile-Sec in Entebbe, Uganda. At the expo, NBD had an opportunity to interact with other exhibitors such asthe three centers of NBI (Nile-Sec, ENTRO, and...
NBD completes Nile Basin stakeholder mapping with key emerging issues for each of the 10 riparian states namely Burundi, D. R. Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda. Issues of stakeholder/community consultation, bottom-up communication and physical intervention, and stakeholder capacity building emerged with emphasis.
The Nile Basin Discourse (NBD) joined other partners, namely the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI), Global Water Partnership Eastern Africa (GWP-East Africa), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and Deustche Welle in awarding outstanding journalists on Nile issues. The event took place on 4th June 2015 in Dodoma - Tanzania.
On the 4th of June, 2015, the Nile Basin Discourse; at the representation of the Regional Manager, Dr. Hellen Natu the NBD Board Chairperson, Mr. Jean Baptiste Habiyaremye and the NBD Board Member - Kenya, Mr. Joseph Peter Ngome attended the 23rd annual Nile Council of Ministers (Nile-COM) meeting in Dodoma - Tanzania.  The Nile-COM comprises of Ministers in charge of Water Affairs from the Nile Basin Member States and is the highest decision and policy-making organ of the Nile Basin...
The Nile Basin Discourse (NBD) is conducting Stakeholder Mapping in the 10 Nile Basin Riparian States with the intent to address communities’ interests and concerns pertaining to social and climate resilience investment policies, projects and programs. An effective stakeholder engagement process presupposes a robust stakeholder mapping product to base the discourse platforms on.
Nile Basin Discourse (NBD) received a special invitation to participate and present 3 papers in the 7th World Water Forum, Daegu & Gyeongbuk 2015 - "Water for our future". NBD is represented by the Regional Manager, DR. HELLEN NATU, NBD chairperson, Mr. HABIYAREMBYE JEAN BAPTISTE and NBD Secretary General Mr. LEONARD KASONGI.Publication dateTuesday, 14 April 2015Publication typeNBD News7th World Water Forum, Daegu & Gyeongbuk 2015 - Water for our future
NBD values the role of media in information and education within Nile countries. Hence NBD has partnered with Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) in preparations of Nile media awards to be delivered in 2015. With these media awards, NBD is optimistic to see the boost of professional coverage on the matters related to Cooperation on the Nile and engaging communities on climate change resilience/adaptation issues.
To celebrate the 9th Nile Day of February 22nd 2015, the Nile Basin Discourse (NBD) joined the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) and the rest of Nile riparian states in Khartoum, Sudan. The two organizations spearheaded the preparation of the annual event in collaboration with the government of the host country-Sudan. The Sudan National Discourse Forum (SNDF), an arm of NBD played part in the National Organizing Committee (NOC) while NBD Secretariat closely working with the Nile-Sec in Entebbe,...
"Bridging the gaps in Public Participation"  15-16 November 2011, Speke Resort, Munyonyo, Hotel, Kampala, Uganda. NBD would like to commend the NEL countries for embarking on developing a regional power master plan involving a series of interconnections lined up for countries in the Nile river basin region.
ENTEBBE, Uganda – NBD would like to extend its warmest congratulations to the Ethiopian and Egyptian Prime Minister’s on the recent agreement to open a new chapter of relations based on a win – win strategy and set up a technical team to review the impacts of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. The outcomes of this meeting have clearly confirmed

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