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Founder : Len Abrams
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The Nile Basin Initiative

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Content

Introduction
Projects and programs
Civil Society engagement - The Nile Basin Discourse
History of the Nile Basin Initiative
NBI Policy Guidelines
Map of the Nile
Pictures
Links

Introduction

Over a period of several years the ten countries of the Nile have come together within the Nile Basin Initiative to develop and implement program in terms of a shared vision which they have agreed to. The shared vision is "to achieve sustainable socio-economic development through the equitable utilization of, and benefit from, the common Nile Basin water resources.

The countries of the Nile Basin are :-


Burundi

Democratic Rep of Congo

Egypt

Eritrea

Ethiopia

Kenya

Rwanda

Sudan

Tanzania

Uganda

Projects and programs

The Nile Basin Initiative Strategic Action Program contains two main types of projects - Those to be planned and undertaken at Basin level with all the riparian countries involved called the "Shared Vision Program" (SVP), and those to be undertaken between two or more countries at subsidiary level, called "Subsidiary Action Programs" (SAP). There are two SAP programs - the Nile Equatorial Lakes program (NELSAP) involving Burundi, Democratic Rep of Congo, Egypt, Kenya, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda, and the Eastern Nile program (ENSAP) involving Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia and Sudan.

The objective of the Shared Vision Program is to build confidence and capacity across the Basin, whereas the Subsidiary Action Programs are designed to initiate concrete investments and action on the ground at local levels.

The full project portfolio of Shared Vision Projects include:

Pictures


The Nile Basin  Initiative Secretariat was officially launched
in Entebbe on 3 September 1999


Nile-TAC members in Entebbe on 1 September 99


A working session of the Nile-TAC


Celebrations at the launching of the Nile Basin Initiative Secretariat - 3 Sept 99


Minister H.E. Henry Muganwa Kajura, of Uganda opens the Nile-SEC building

Links

Visit the Home Page of the Nile Basin Initiative at
www.nilebasin.org

Visit the Home page of the Nile Basin Discourse - an independent civil society action program
www.nilediscourse.org

Visit the Home Page of the Nile Equitorial Lake Subsidiary Action Program
www.nilebasin.org/nelsap/


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