NBD is a network of civil society organizations from the 10 countries of the Nile Basin: Burundi, DRC, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. This network seeks to achieve positive influence over the development of projects and programmes under the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) and other Nile-related programmes.
The Nile Basin Discourse (NBD) is a civil society network with over 850 members and partner organizations within the Nile Basin region. NBD offers a public platform for dialogue, partnership and cooperation among civil society organizations in the Nile Basin. The NBD network is open to all civil society organizations involved in basin resources management and development within the Nile Basin Region to join as either full, associate or honorary members. NBD network provides knowledge and builds capacity to strengthen the voice of civil society organizations within the Nile Basin region. NBD’s networking approach has provided a mechanism for coordinated action and has added value to the work of the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) and other key development partners. The NBI is a major intergovernmental process driving forward joint sustainable development and resources management within the Nile basin.