Geographic focus: Nile Basin
Countries: Sudan, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, D. R. Congo, Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Egypt and South Sudan
Thematic focus areas supported by the mechanism: Capacity Building activities to support Nile water professionals in different areas of the water sectors applying collaborative research and networking mechanisms.
The Nile Basin Capacity Building Network for River Engineering (NBCBN-RE) was initiated in the year 2000 to promote cooperation among the Nile basin countries, to strengthen the capacity of water professionals and to create an environment in which professionals from the water sector sharing the same river basin would have the possibility to exchange ideas, their best practices and lessons learned, through joint applied research on issues of common interest in the field of River Engineering. In January 2002 the NBCBN-RE was officially launched and defined by high-level professional representatives from all the Nile basin countries, who expressed their mission to level the playing field among the member countries and to ensure the free flow, sharing and transferring of information and knowledge. This regional Knowledge Network is fully owned by the Nile basin countries and aims at building the capacity of Water Sector professionals and institutions in the Nile Basin through collaborative research, training and education
Results to Date:
Network of more than 500 professionals (from the Nile basin), 9 nodes and in-country networks, 6 research clusters with 13 active research groups, 36 research reports, key group of high qualified coordinators in collaborative research coordination, Dynamic website with communication platform, Nile Basin knowledge Map, Network monitoring and evaluation system, Periodical Network newsletter and development of the Nile Water Science and Engineering Journal.
Countries that have benefited:
Egypt, Sudan, Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Web Link: http://www.nbcbn.com/index.php/component/jomtube/video/11.html
Recent Annual Budget USD: 600,000
Total Budget USD: 600,000
Focal Point and Contact:
Dr. Amel M. Azab
Nile Basin capacity Building Network (SEC-office),
Hydraulics Research Institute, NWRC, MWRI
13621, Delta Barrages, Cairo Egypt