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Majanji and Maduwa fishing villages are one of the remotest fishing villages in Busia District located within Lake Victoria Basin at the eastern border of Uganda and Kenya, which is also considered as a trans-boundary area where Sio - Malaba - Malakisi River flows into Lake Victoria. In this area where women represent over 50% of total inhabitants of the district, lack of ecological and sanitation facilities have been challenging the community, most especially women who are involved in fishing...
Population pressure on water and resources management has become the interlocking issue on Lake Victoria. During the consultations carried out by Tanzania National Doscourse Forum (TNDF) with communities around Lake Victoria, it was evident that growth of population will cause depletion of natural resources, non communicable disease, and degradation of environment.The consultations were conducted in 2016 by TNDF in partnership with Institute of Resource Assessment of University of Dar- es-...
The Burundi National Discourse Forum (BNDF)’s visibility continues to generate outcome due to its closeness and advocacy for the community and projects in the country. The national forum which is member of the Nile Basin Discourse recorded major achievements in favor of the community as said Mr. Edimond Dieudonné HAKIZIMANA, the National Board Chairperson.Most activities include the project on the protection of the Natural Forest reserve of Bururi. The IUCN financed project saw Burundi NDF...
Kenya National Discourse Forum (KNDF)’s presence at grassroots community level in Kisumu continues to help the community in alleviating poverty by initiating projects and initiatives that improve community livelihoods.Two community organizations that are members of KNDF in Kisumu took the lead in helping the community to venture into money generating projects such as beekeeping and water and sanitation.In Vihiga County, the Vihiga Community Development Organization (VCDO), promotes  ...
The Chairperson of Sudan National Discourse Forum (SNDF), Dr. Nadir Mohamed AWAD confirmed the positive perception of Sudanese community   on the Nile and encouraged Local Discourse Forums for better success in future. SNDF has greatly achieved community mobilization and awareness creation in collaboration with its members.He said that the unique geographical structure of Local Discourse Forums justifies the need of empowerment of their manpower to achieve SNDF goals. “They need   capacity...
The Rwanda National Discourse Forum (RNDF) with its diverse community based activities and its large scale network   of members across the country led to visibility in the country.The Chairperson of RNDF, Mr.Jean Baptiste HABIYAREMYE stresses that RNDF structure and advocacy for member organizations increased their visibility in the country. In 2015, RNDF in collaboration with its member, Rwanda Environmental Conservation Organization (RECOR), implemented the Community Based Climate Change...
Water experts and representatives of civil society in Nile Basin countries stressed the need for cooperation among the basin countries to develop and raise the efficiency of workers in the field of River Nile protection through to engage in casual joint ventures of the border through which to communicate and exchange information and experiences to achieve sustainable development of water resources in all the Nile Basin countries.

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