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

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


Hon.Sicily Kariuki.
Chairperson : 2019-2020
Hon. Déo Guide Rurema
Hon. Dr. Mohamed Abdel Ati
Hon. Dr. Seleshi Bekele
Hon. Dr. Mujawamaria Jeanne D’Arc
Hon. Sophia Pal Gai
Hon. Prof. Makame Mbarawa
Hon. Sam Cheptoris