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Population growth, economic sector developments and changes in livelihoods and lifestyles, have led to increased demand for food and water, with price spikes in many parts of the world. Nile Basin is highly vulnerable, with a Nile Basin population of 160 million and a large percentage of the population is unable to meet the higher prices. Urbanization, with over 85% of city residents in Africa below 30 years of age, creates additional impetus. Download this Fact SheetPublication dateWednesday, 23 May 2012Publication typeFact SheetsDownload...
Ethiopia and Sudan have some of the lowest levels of electricity generation per capita in the world. For example, in Ethiopia, only 13 per cent of the population has access to electricity. Ethio-Sudan Power Transmission Interconnection Project (hereinafter “ESTIP”) which is one component of the fast-track projects that was identified for implementation under the Eastern Nile Subsidiary Action Program (ENSAP). The project is... Download Fact Sheet for MorePublication dateWednesday, 23 May 2012Publication typeFact SheetsDownload this Fact Sheet
The Multinational Interconnection of Electric Grids of the Nile Equatorial Lakes Countries Project is one of the NELSAP Power Projects within its power development program. The interconnection projects are a pool of several investment projects that are multinational in nature and consists of construction of 440, 220 and 110 KV transmission lines and Substations to interconnect the electric grids of the Nile Equatorial Lakes (NBI) countries of Burundi, Kenya,  DRC, Rwanda and Uganda.Download this Fact SheetPublication dateTuesday, 22 May...
...Women are an important resource in all the Nile basin countries. Women make up over 52% of the Nile Basin countries’ population and yet, more often than not, they are left out of the Nile Basin Initiative programmes. Therefore, they should be more included not only in the benefits of programming but also in decision-making for NBI as an organization. The Millennium Declaration of 2000 resolves to promote gender equality and the empowerment of women as effective...Download this Fact SheetPublication dateTuesday, 17 January 2012Publication...
The Nile Equatorial Lake countries prioritized the interconnection of their electrical networks to improve the rate of access of electrical power for the people of the member countries and to foster regional power trade. The project comprises Construction of 220kV double circuit transmission line from Bujagali via Tororo substation to the Uganda/ Kenya border, over a distance of 127.7kml, Construction of 220kV double circuit transmission line from...Download this Fact SheetPublication dateTuesday, 17 January 2012Publication typeFact...
Africa amongst continents is the most vulnerable to climate change and variability. The Rive Nile Basin, which is the longest worldwide, running over 6,671 kilometers is a shared basin amongst 10 riparian countries namely; Burundi, the DR Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania,Uganda, Egypt and Sudan. South Sudan will soon be the 11th officially sharing the Nile resources. The Nile plays an essential role in securing the livelihoods of the populations of its basin, which are currently estimated at 171 million inhabitants......
In the context of increasing population pressure, high climatic variability and rising water stress and scarcity the need for better land and water management is essential towards meeting national and regional developmental goals as well as reducing regional poverty and vulnerability. Environment degradation and protection of the Nile’s watershed is a regional issue that needs to be addressed collectively as the livelihoods of millions of people residing...Download this Fact SheetPublication dateTuesday, 01 March 2011Publication typeFact...
The Nile Basin Discourse (NBD) is a network of civil society organizations coordinated regionally by the NBD Secretariat based in Entebbe, Uganda. NBD functions through National Discourse Forums in the 10 Nile riparian states (Burundi, DRC, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Sudan Tanzania and Uganda). NBD therefore provides a non governmental pillar to the Nile Basin cooperation while striving to influence  and engage development processes as envisaged by the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI)...Download this Fact SheetPublication...

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