NBI Investment Programs

The Nile Equatorial Lakes Subsidiary Action Program Coordination Unit (NELSAP-CU) facilitates identification, preparation and implementation supervision of two sub-programs comprising a number of projects. The two sub-programs are:
(1) The Water Resources Management and Development sub-program
(2) The Power Development and Trade sub-program.

Projects under the Water Resources Management and Development sub-program include: the three River Basin Management Projects of Mara, Kagera and Sio-Malaba-Malakisi; Lakes Edward and Albert (LEAF) Project; Nile Equatorial Lakes (NEL) Water Resources Development Project; Gestion Integrie des Ressources en Eau Transfrontaliere du Bugesera (GIRET) Project; and the NELSAP Climate Adaptation Mainstreaming Project.

Projects under the Power Development and Trade sub-program include: Interconnection of Electric Grids of the Nile Equatorial Lakes (NEL) Countries; Regional Rusumo Falls Hydroelectric; Kenya-Tanzania Interconnection; Iringa-Mbeya Transmission Line; Uganda-DR Congo Power Transmission Line; and Mbeya (Tanzania)-Kasama (Zambia) Interconnection Study.

Identification and preparation of new projects under both sub-programs is an ongoing process.

NELSAP Member States are 10 namely; Burundi, DR Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda.

The Eastern Nile Technical Regional Office

Basedin Addis Ababa - Ethiopia, the Eastern Nile Technical Regional Office (ENTRO) is the executive arm of the Eastern Nile Subsidiary Action (ENSAP) which is an investment arm of the Nile Basin Initiative. ENSAP Member States are Egypt, Ethiopia, South Sudan and The Sudan.

ENTRO is responsible for facilitating and promoting investment in Water Resource Development in the Eastern Nile sub-basin. It also provides secretariat services to ENSAP’s governing body, the Eastern Nile Council of Ministers (EN-COM) and the Eastern Nile Subsidiary Action Program Team (ENSAPT).  ENSAP adopted a two track approach:  (i) the rapid implementation of a set of ‘fast track’ projects, which would demonstrate the early benefits of cooperation, and (ii) the longer term planning and implementation of a program of more complex, multipurpose regional investments – the ‘multi-purpose track’.

The Nile Equatorial Lakes Subsidiary Action Program

Based in Kigali - Rwanda,theNile Equatorial Lakes Subsidiary Action Program Coordination Unit NELSAP-CU) is the executive arm of the Nile Equatorial Lakes Subsidiary Action Program (NELSAP), which is an investment arm of the Nile Basin Initiative. NELSAP Member States are Burundi, DR Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda.

NELSAP–CU is responsible for driving the Water Resource Development and Management Program by promoting cooperative inter-country/in country trans-boundary investment projects in power development and trade, river basin management and development, fisheries, sanitation and watershed management as well as agricultural trade and productivity. It also provides secretariat services to NELSAP‘s governing body, the Nile Equatorial Lakes Council of Ministers (NELCOM) and the Nile Equatorial Lakes technical Advisory Committee (NEL-TAC).