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The NBI Secretariat working in close collaboration with the Member States is gearing up for the 5th Nile Basin Development Forum, which will be hosted by Rwanda from 23 – 25 October 2017.  The Forum will bring together Ministers in charge of Water Affairs in the Nile Basin countries, senior government officials, policy makers, researchers, academia, civil society, private sector development partners and the media among others to engage in a conversation on the theme ‘Investing in Nile Cooperation for a Water Secure Future’.

The event will offer speakers and attendees alike the opportunity to explore the following eight sub themes:
Sub themes

The aim of the biennial Forum which provides a platform for science-policy dialogue is to foster cooperation and create a common understanding and appreciation among a wide range of stakeholders, of the issues and challenges of the Nile Basin.

The Forum also provides an opportunity for sharing latest information, knowledge and best practices as well as building partnerships among professionals in trans-boundary water resources management and development.

The event is open to anyone and everyone who is passionate about these issues. There will be plenty of opportunities to chat with the speakers after their sessions and to learn more.

If you are interested in attending, be sure to register online by visiting http://nbdf.nilebasin.org/content/registrationpayment


The NBI Secretariat would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank all those who positively responded to the call for abstracts. The selection process is underway and you will be notified as soon as possible.

Cross section of participants during the 4th NBDF in Nairobi