Africa 2020 Deadline Call for Abstracts: The Nile: Inclusion and Exclusion over a Trans-boundary Resource

Two-day workshop: "The Nile: Inclusion and Exclusion over a Trans-boundary Resource (water and land acquisition)"

Although the Nile is an indispensable resource for the people, its governance has not been designed and implemented conveniently on national and regional levels. Inside national territories, different challenges impede the livelihood of populations such as droughts, floods, deforestation, land degradation and water pollution. But on transnational level, the disagreement about the Nile waters allocation causes a lack of trust and confrontations mainly between the upstream and downstream countries. Land and water acquisition (grabbing) are contributing to these tensions. Therefore there is a need for equitable and sustainable water policies in the Nile.

In this two-days workshop a ‘scenario development process’ will be used to explore future paths where the Nile waters could fulfill social consideration, development policies and environmental justice within the complexity of transboundary governance. Researchers who work on the Nile tributaries in any of the riparian countries, are invited to submit an abstract (300-500 words) annotating one or two internal factor(s) or external driver(s) that affect water and land acquisition along the Nile river. This workshop is funded by LeidenASA and is part of Africa 2020.

Read the text of the call (Adobe PDF).

The workshop is scheduled to correspond with the Nile Day when the Nile basin countries signed the agreement of establishing the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) on 22 February 1999. The participants are invited to the event ‘The Nile Pop' at Rijksmuseum van Oudheden on Friday 21 February after the workshop. The event is organized by IHE-Delft, Stichting Zenobia and Rijksmuseum van Oudheden with the support of Global Partnership for Water and Development funded by the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Venue: Leiden University, The Netherlands
For: Researchers who work on the Nile tributaries in any of the riparian countries
Date: 20-21 February 2020

Deadline submissions: 15 DECEMBER 2019
Contact: (both for submissions and questions)

Date, time and location

15 December 2019