Special thanks to our partners for the financial and technical support for activities around the official launch of the Year of the Nile Basin and NBI 20th anniversary celebrations

The Member States of the European Union have decided to link together their know-how, resources and destinies. Together, they have built a zone of stability, democracy and sustainable development whilst maintaining cultural diversity, tolerance and individual freedoms. The European Union is committed to sharing its achievements and its values with countries and peoples beyond its borders. Find out more at EU Website.
The German Federal Government has been supporting the work of the Nile Basin Initiative and its member states since 2002. Specifically, the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) under the International Climate Initiative (ICI); and the Federal Foreign Office (AA) have tasked GIZ with implementing support programmes.
GIZ, as a service provider in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development and international education work, is dedicated to shaping a future worth living around the world. GIZ currently supports the Nile Basin Initiative and its Member States on behalf of the European Union and the Federal German Government through four projects surrounding transboundary water cooperation, hydro-diplomacy, wetlands management and making use of climate services for infrastructure investments in the Nile Basin.
In 2001, at the request of the ministers in charge of water affairs in the Nile countries, the World Bank agreed to serve as the coordinator and trustee of the Nile Basin Trust Fund, to support the Nile countries in their pursuit of greater cooperative engagement. Over the next 13 years, the NBTF provided over US$200 million for 30 projects implemented largely by the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI).
Ten development partners supported these efforts through the NBTF, including Canada, Denmark, the European Union, France, Finland, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the World Bank. Many of the NBTF donors also provided support in parallel to and in coordination with the NBTF. Other coordinating development partners included the African Development Bank (AfDB), Germany (through GIZ and KfW), the Global Environment Facility (GEF), Japan, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, the United States, and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Find out more: https://www.worldbank.org/
The Cooperation in International Waters in Africa (CIWA) program was established in 2011 and represents a partnership between the World Bank, its African partners, the European Commission, and the governments of Denmark, Norway, Sweden, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. CIWA assists riparian countries in Sub-Saharan Africa in unlocking the potential for sustainable, climate resilient growth by addressing constraints to cooperative water resources management and development. www.worldbank.org/africa/ciwa
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