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It is a pleasure to invite you to the 1st Nile Basin Discourse Summit (2017), which is organized by the Nile Basin Discourse and will take place in Entebbe - Uganda on 29th – 30th November 2017.

The Nile Basin Discourse (NBD) is a regional Network of networks of civil society organizations established in 2003 to strengthen civil society participation in Nile Basin development and cooperation processes and programs. As a Network of networks, NBD is composed of over 600 member organizations operating throughout the Nile Basin countries. NBD’s direct member organizations are National Discourse Forums (NDFs) which are themselves networks of local (grassroots CBOs) and national NGOs/CSOs working on a range of issues including environmental conservation, energy, agricultural production and markets, gender equity, livelihoods, poverty reduction, advocacy and others The Nile Basin countries face challenges such as the weak cooperation, gender imbalance, climate change, food crises, rapid population growth, weak regional integration, and slow transition into a green economy. Taking cognizance of which, the Nile Basin Discourse is organizing a Summit, to collectively discourse, on emerging issues, best practices, experiences from the Nile and beyond. The call therefore, encourages recipients to submit abstracts for discourse towards the toning down challenges of a River Basin.

Theme

The theme of the 1st Nile Basin Discourse Summit (2017), will be “Integration and Inclusion: New Ideas for collaboration in River Basins Management Policies and Practices”

Topics of interest

• Nurturing Cooperation for Sustainable Development
• Knowledge Exchange and Water Governance
• Capacity Building and Innovations
For Details on the topics, see this link: Announcing the 1st Nile Basin Discourse Summit (NBDS) - November 29th -30th 2017

Guide for authors

• Authors are invited to submit an abstract of no more than 300 words, in Times New Romans or Arial Font 12, single-spaced, in English.
• Send your abstract by E-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
• The deadline for submission of abstracts is July 29th 2017

Important Dates

• Deadline for submission of Abstracts: July 29th 2017
• Notification of acceptance: August 15th 2017
• Deadline for final paper submission: September 30th 2017

Contacts

• For any inquiries regarding the program, please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
• For all general inquiries, please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We look forward to seeing you at the 1st Nile Basin Discourse Summit

Sincerely,
Dr. Hellen NATU, Regional Manager – Nile Basin Discourse

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