The NBI Executive Director Prof. Seifeldin Hamad Abdalla (Left) and the NBD Board Chairperson Prof. Shadad (Second - Right) on the Nile day 2020 Comemoration at Friendship Hall, Khartoum - Sudan
On the 22nd February 2020, ten Nile Basin Countries met in Khartoum - Sudan to Commemorate the Regional Nile Day. The 14th Nile Day celebrations organized by Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) and hosted by the Republic of Sudan brought together various stakeholders, Development Partners, delegates from NBI member countries and the general public.

The theme for this year's celebration was: “Joint investments on the Nile for Regional Transformation”.

Nile Basin Discourse (NBD) as a key Stakeholder of the NBI participated at this event; the Sudan Nile Discourse Forum, the NBD Board, and the NBD Secretariat staff represented the NBD family on this occasion.

Summary of Remarks Made By the NBD Board Chairperson at Nile Day 2020, Khartoum – Sudan

At the event, the NBD Board chairperson Prof. Muawia Hamid Shaddad, delivered a statement on behalf of the NBD family. In his address, he reiterated NBD’s commitment to cooperating with NBI through the promotion of dialogue, awareness and consultation among others. He outlined NBD’s achievements towards trans-boundary cooperation through capacity building, outreach, awareness promotion, consultation, and communication at National and transnational programs, in focus of joint investments. He also informed participants that NBD has focused on integration, inclusion, and collaboration on waters of the Nile ever since its establishment.

Prof Shaddad said that currently, the main objective has been to enhance, and draw responses to critical issues across the riparian countries towards achievement of transformative agenda 2030 in development and cooperation.

While concluding the remarks Prof. Shaddad reiterated NBD’s commitment to working closely with NBI centers and governments of Nile Riparian States to foster cooperation, and support initiatives that lead to joint investments of Nile Subsidiary action programs. Click here to get the full statement.

About NBD

Nile Basin Discourse (NBD) is a network of Civil Society organization established in 2003 with the support of World Bank and other Development partners to strengthen civil society participation in Nile Basin (NBI) development processes, projects, programs, and policies. The NBD has evolved into an independent network of over 600 member organizations throughout the Nile basin. Member organizations are local and national CSOs/NGOs working on a range of issues relevant to Nile cooperation; including environmental conservation, agriculture, energy, gender equity, livelihoods, poverty reduction, and others. The CSOs/NGOs are members of chapters at national level referred to as Nile Discourse Forums (NDFs) established in each of the eleven riparian states. The NDFs in turn form the NBD Network, coordinated by a regional Secretariat based in Entebbe, Uganda.
For more information visit our website at www.nilebasindiscourse.org


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