Nile Basin Capacity Building Network (NBCBN) Knowledge Network: Egypt

Thursday, 25 June 2015 22:20 Written by 
  • Location(s): Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda
  • Type(s): Solution
  • Theme(s): Transfer of Expertise, Water Security
  • SDG(s): 6. Clean Water and Sanitation
  • Locations in Africa: Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda
  • Types in Africa: Solution
  • Themes in Africa: Transfer of Expertise, Water and Sanitation
  • SDGs in Africa: 6. Clean Water and Sanitation
  • Locations in the Arab States: Egypt, Sudan
  • Types in the Arab States: Solution
  • Themes in the Arab States: Transfer of Expertise, Water and Sanitation
  • SDGs in the Arab States: 6. Clean Water and Sanitation

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

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Recent Annual Budget USD: 600,000

Total Budget USD: 600,000

Focal Point and Contact:
Dr. Amel M. Azab
NBCBN Manager
Nile Basin capacity Building Network (SEC-office),
Hydraulics Research Institute, NWRC, MWRI
13621, Delta Barrages, Cairo Egypt
Tel: +201003874571
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