Welcome to Nile IS
The Nile Information System (Nile-IS) is a web based information system where users can get information from and contribute to it from different locations. The vision of Nile-IS is to become a “knowledge system” in the sense of being a comprehensive information system on the Nile, which shall support the systematic storage, retrieval, exchange and analysis of relevant information (e.g. documents, institutions, data, maps, etc.) on water, environment and socio-economic aspects of the Nile Basin.
The Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) is a partnership of the nine riparian countries that provides a forum for cooperative development of the water resources of the Nile River. The NBI has through implementation of the two complementary programs constituting the Strategic Action Plan 1999, largely achieved the first phase of its mission of building capacity, trust and confidence. The two complementary programs include:
Knowledge networks facilitate information exchange on a particular field and Nile Basin Initiative intends to strengthen its ties with networks within and outside the region to harness this potential. These networks also forge closer ties between developing member countries and NBI's communities of practice
NBI has partnered with various institutions and organizations to share knowledge and information on the management of transboundary river basin organizations and challenges in water resources development. NBI is linked with Government Ministries in NBI member countries, Development Partners and Academic Institutions.