It starts on Monday February 20th, at 15:00 UTC.
This one hour webinar, hosted by 350 Africa-Arab World and The Nile Project, is an opportunity to hear from speakers coming from Egypt, Kenya Uganda, and Rwanda to speak about the importance of Nile River and its resources for the 300 million people living in the Nile Basin.
As this beautiful and phenomenal river stretches through Africa, it indeed is a wild paradise, but over the year’s increased human activity has seen Egypt and now, other countries like Ethiopia use the river for development.
Currently, the Nile is unable to cope with shared water demands. Effects of climate change such as unpredictable river flow and precipitation are adding to human-induced land degradation, deforestation, water pollution and the construction of competing hydropower dams in Ethiopia, Sudan and Uganda. All these challenges combined are leading the region into further water shortage crisis.
We don’t have all the answers but we know something must be done. Join the conversation to help us work this out together.
The short panel will be followed by a Q&A and discussion. Sign up and we'll send you the link to join the webinar.
Our panelists are:
- Leyla Doss - Nile Project Communications Manager.
- Lerato Letebele - 350 Africa-Arab Region Communications Coordinator.
- Kaganga John - Farmer, community leader and environmentalist.
- Lama El Hatow - Environmental Specialist and Co-Founder of the Water Institute of the Nile (WIN).
- John Bosco Gakumba - The NBDF Rwanda National Coordinator and Vice Chairperson of Rwanda Country Water Partnership.
- Rudo A. Sanyanga - The International Rivers Africa Program Director and educator of better solutions for managing water and energy; and increasing access to these resources.