The Nile Basin Initiative has over the years been working on water policies on two tracks. The first track involves developing policies, guides and strategies that guide the NBI’s work to ensure that they lead to sustainable development and attainment of the shared vision: To achieve sustainable socio-economic development through the equitable utilization of, and benefit from, the common Nile Basin water resources.
The second track is about supporting Member States to strengthen national water policy and strengthen the consideration of transboundary water management issues in national policy.
The NBI has commissioned a study to review the performance of the Nile Basin Initiative on these two tracks. The study looked at policy work accomplished over the years under the Nile Basin Sustainability Framework. The study also assessed the status of transboundary water policy in the Nile Basin Member States and institutional arrangements in the Nile Basin Initiative Member States for the management of transboundary water matters.
A four-day meeting is being held at Speke Resort Munyonyo in Kampala, Uganda, to review the findings of the study, and agree on the way forward with respect to water policy activities under the two tracks.