NBD welcomes the new NBI - ED and reaffirms the collective responsibility and common goal of both 0rganizations
Published: 03 October 2016
ln recognition of the benefits to be gained through a cooperative agenda that promotes sustainable development interventions in the Nile Basin region, the heads of NBD and the NBI discussed their partnership towards the mutual goal, that intend to stimulate and facilitate the scope of the activities of both institutions, which though with separate mandates are complementary. Emphasized were the two pipelines, vertical and horizontal; communication towards collaborative NBD-NBI advocacy that reaches grassroots and decision makers.
At the meeting, a brief update on the mutual complementarity of the two organizations formed the discussions. At the same time, a welcome letter to the ED from the NBD’s Board Chair Mr. Jean Baptiste Habiyaremye was hand delivered, in addition to the NBD Stakeholder Mapping Report, Nile Basin Countries (2015). This is a key report to inform the ED on NBD’s activities, membership, thematic and geographic set-up of CSOs per cluster of the Nile Basin Riparian States.
The two parties positively agreed on the need to utilize the strength of their respective organizations to develop water resources of the basin in a sustainable and equitable way, ensure prosperity, security, peace, efficient management and optimal use of the resources to reduce poverty and promote economic integration in the Nile basin.