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The highest political and decision making body is the Nile Council of Ministers (Nile-COM), comprised of Ministers in charge of Water Affairs in the Member States.

Roles and Responsibilities of the Nile-COM

  1. Approve annual work plan and budget
  2. Ensure smooth implementation of NBI’s activities
  3. Ensure government contribution from Member Countries as well as external support agencies and NGOs
  4. Appoint and terminate the services of the Executive Director on recommendation of the Nile Technical Advisory Committee
  5. Take all policy and political decisions of the organization
  6. Approve the filling of other senior posts by the Nile Technical Advisory Committee

Members:

Hon. Sam Cheptoris

Minister of Water and Environment, Uganda
Chairman: June 2016 - July 2017

Hon. Dr. Seleshi Bekele

Minister of Water, Irrigation and Electricity, Ethiopia

Hon. Eugene L. Wamalwa, EGH

Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Water and Irrigation
Kenya

Hon. Dr. Vincent Biruta

Minister of Natural Resources, Rwanda

Hon. Sophia Pal Gai

Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation
South Sudan

Hon. Amb. Mutaz Musa Abdalla Salim

Minister of Water Resources, Irrigation and Electricity
Sudan

Hon. Eng. Gerson Lwenge (MP)

Minister of Water and Irrigation, Tanzania

The Nile-COM is supported by the Nile Technical Advisory Committee (Nile-TAC), comprised of 20 senior government officials, two from each of the Member States.

Roles and Responsibilities of the Nile-TAC

  1. Offer technical support and advice to the Nile Council of Ministers on matters related to the management and development of the Nile waters.
  2. Act as an interface between the Nile-COM and development partners, and between Nile-COM and the Secretariat, programmes and projects of the NBI.
  3. Provide oversight for NBI programmatic activities.