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The project studies, which are within the Aswa

The project studies, which are within the Aswa River Basin (part of the Upper River Nile Basin), started in February 2015 and will be completed by December, 2017. The project is funded by the African Water Facility of the African Development Bank and is facilitated by NBI’s Nile Equatorial Lakes Subsidiary Action Program (NELSAP).

Read about a bilateral meeting between German Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs

Read about a bilateral meeting between German Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs, Hon. Frank-Walter Steinmeier and NBI’s Executive Director John Rao Nyaoro, HSC held on the sidelines of a diplomatic gathering hosted by the government of Uganda in Kampala, and the new EUR 4 million GIZ support project to NBI. Also find out more about the additional funding of Euro 2.0 million for the Regional Transmission Interconnection of Electric Grids, winners of the Nile Basin Decision Support System application award and a lot more articles

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In this issue, you will find details of how the Regional Nile Day

In this issue, you will find details of how the Regional Nile Day event 2016 played out in Vihiga County in Kenya, the latest from our Water Resources Management Department, the National Stakeholders’ Engagement in Kenya and a breakfast meeting with top editors in Nairobi, among other interesting and informative news items.

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Read about an information session organized by the Secretariat

Read about an information session organized by the Secretariat to brief Heads of Diplomatic Missions of Nile Basin countries about NBI programs, the latest from our Water Resources Management Department including baseline results and projection of future water demand and supply in the Nile Basin as well as the soon to be launched Water Resources Atlas for the Nile Basin. Also read about the fishing communities in DR Congo and Uganda who are set to benefit from the USD 23.5 million fisheries project, as well as the upcoming 24th Annual Nile Council of Ministers meeting.

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This issue provides highlights on the 24th annual

This issue provides highlights on the 24th annual Nile Council of Ministers meeting held in July 2016 in terms of key decisions taken by the Nile Basin Ministers in charge of Water Affairs, the media training conducted for Eastern Nile journalists, it also introduces the new wetlands project supported by Germany as well as the eLearning platform. The newsletter also announces a number of key knowledge and communication products launched/rolled out during the quarter, including the Nile Basin Water Resources, booklet on the benefits of Nile Cooperation to Member States Atlas. Also meet the new Executive Director of the NBI Secretariat, Eng. Innocent Ntabana, and many more articles.

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Read about the Regional Nile Media training on Nile cooperation

Read about the Regional Nile Media training on Nile cooperation issues held in Kigali, Rwanda. You will also find the outcome of the 19th Nile Equatorial Lakes Council of Ministers that was held in Nairobi, Kenya. Find out about key upcoming regional events in 2017 that you might want to be part of. Cases in point are the Regional Nile Day event taking place on 22nd February, 2017 in Dar es Salaam -Tanzania and and the 5th Nile Basin Development Forum that will take place from 23-25 October, 2017 is Kigali-Rwanda.

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In this issue, you will find very informative and interesting articles

In this issue, you will find very informative and interesting articles including a project that was recently launched to provide NBI Member States with information that will improve resilience of water sector infrastructure projects to the negative impacts of climate change such as floods and drought. Have you heard about the Nile Basin Water Resources Atlas and are yet to receive your copy? NBI has now developed the web-based interactive version of the Atlas, and it can be accessed by any browser and is also suitable for mobile devices. Find out more. Are you a journalist and have you written about Nile issues? NBI is organizing the second edition of the Nile Media Awards, recognise journalists for excellent reporting on Nile cooperation issues and to promote increased, factual and accurate reporting on these issues. This will be during the upcoming 5th Nile Basin Development Forum, ..

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In this issue, you will find very informative and interesting articles including a project

In this issue, you will find very informative and interesting articles including a project that was recently launched to provide NBI Member States with information that will improve resilience of water sector infrastructure projects to the negative impacts of climate change such as floods and drought. Have you heard about the Nile Basin Water Resources Atlas and are yet to receive your copy? NBI has now developed the web-based interactive version of the Atlas, and it can be accessed by any browser and is also suitable for mobile devices. Find out more. Are you a journalist and have you written about Nile issues? NBI is organizing the second edition of the Nile Media Awards, recognise journalists for excellent reporting on Nile cooperation issues and to promote increased, factual and accurate reporting on these issues. This will be during the upcoming 5th Nile Basin Development Forum, ..

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In this issue, read about the recently adopted decision by the European Commission

In this issue, read about the recently adopted decision by the European Commission to support a programme on transboundary water management in the Nile River Basin with € 10 million from the 11th European Development Fund. The Secretariat carried out a rapid field appraisal of Nile Equatorial Lakes wetlands to gather up-to-date information on target wetlands for developing demand-driven interventions, find out more. Preparations for the 5th Nile Basin Development Forum as well as the Nile Media Awards 2017 ceremony, due to take place in Kigali, Rwanda are now in high gear, read more

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Welcome to our latest newsletter, the fourth this year

Welcome to our latest newsletter, the fourth this year. I sincerely hope all four issues have helped to keep you updated on our latest news. The last quarter of 2017 has been quite a busy one for us as you will find out in this issue. Read about the well-attended 5th Nile Basin Development Forum (NBDF) that took place in Kigali in October. Also find out who were winners of the Nile Media Awards 2017 edition; 12 journalists were recognized for excellent reporting on Nile Cooperation issues during the 5th NBDF.Next year in February, the NBI and friends of the Nile will gather for the annual commemoration of the establishment of the unprecedented institution, the Nile Basin initiative. Find out which Member State will host the event and when.

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