The Nile basin Initiative (NBI) Strategy for the next 10 years was approved by Nile Council of Ministers (Nile-COM) in the last quarter of 2017 while its effective implementation commenced in 2018. The Strategy which outlines our ambitions for the period 2017-2027 provides the strategic direction for NBI, defines the goals the institution will work towards and expounds on its contribution. It also elaborates how NBI will be strengthened to efficiently and effectively deliver on its mandate.
The Strategy, which incorporates valuable input from the NBI Member States and other stakeholders, highlights six goals, which contribute to addressing key development challenges in the Nile Basin. The goals are increasing hydropower development, interconnectivity of electric grids and power trade; improving food security basin-wide; as well as protecting and restoring water-related ecosystems across the Basin. The others are improving basin resilience to climate change impact; strengthening governance and last but not least, enhancing availability and sustainable management of trans-boundary water resources of the Nile Basin.
The 10-year Strategy will be realized through 5-year programs implemented by the three NBI Centers namely the Secretariat in Entebbe, the Eastern Nile Technical Regional Office (ENTRO) in Addis Ababa and the Nile Equatorial Lakes Subsidiary Action Program Coordination Unit (NELSAP-CU) in Kigali, together with the Member States.