After over fifteen years on the ground, the NBD Network has evolved to a more dynamic role in Nile Basin development processes; and a partner for promoting Nile cooperation. The Nile Riparian States face a number of challenges such as the weak Nile cooperation, gender imbalance, climate change, food crises, rapid population growth and urbanization, weak regional integration and slow transition into a green economy. Taking cognizance of these persisting challenges, the Nile Basin Discourse is planted and nurturing the idea of a Bi-Annual collective discourse on emerging issues, best practices, experiences that could tone down challenges of a River Basin.
The summit was launched in November 2017 and the NBDS is expected to discourse, arriving at constructive decisions for vertical information to policy making and grassroots communities in addition to arriving at horizontal information on the trans-boundary element. Key Milestones:
The first of its kind, the inaugural Nile Basin Discourse Summit (NBDS) was held from from the 29th to the 30th of November 2017 at Entebbe – Uganda
with the year’s theme “Integration and Inclusion: New Ideas for collaboration in River Basins Management Policies and Practices”
. The overall objective of the summit was “to inclusively discourse on emerging issues, practices and experiences of cooperation and development of River Basin countries.”
The NBDS (2017) theme entailed three sub-themes that lean on the pillars and strategic directions of empowerment through participation. The three sub-themes call for discussions on cooperation for sustainable development, knowledge exchange and water governance, and innovations. The Summit is to be held from the 29th to the 30th of November 2017 at Entebbe – Uganda
You can find the details of the 2017 NBDS, the presenters, Abstracts/Papers/Presentations, and participants on this Link: NBDS 2017 Official Site >>