The 6th Nile Basin Development Forum (NBDF) kicked off today with the theme ‘rethinking regional investments in the Nile Basin: Water, Energy, Food, Environment & Climate Change.’
Hosted by Ethiopia, the Forum was officially launched by Dr Abraha Adugna, State Minister for Water, Irrigation, and Energy.
It brought together multi-stakeholders from within and out of the Nile Basin including Ministers in charge of Water Affairs and other government officials in Nile Basin countries.
Dr Abraha on the occasion reiterated Ethiopia’s commitment to shared vision of ‘achieving sustainable socio-economic development through the equitable utilization of and benefit from the common Nile Basin water resources.’
The NBDF aspires to build shared understanding on the status of the river and related resources and search for common ground on the solutions for addressing the water security challenges facing the Nile Basin countries.
Ethiopia alongside its fellow Nile Basin countries, also celebrated today the 22nd annual Nile Day hosted by Uganda.
Dr Seleshi Bekele, Minister for Water, Irrigation and Energy gave a Key note address on trans-boundary investments in the eastern Nile region.