April 8, 2019 marked the end of one term in office and the start of another, when Eng. Innocent Ntabana, from Rwanda, handed over the NBI Secretariat mantle of leadership to Prof. Seifeldin Hamad Abdalla, from Sudan, who comes on as the 9th executive director.
Eng. Ntabana has served as Executive Director from September 2016 and among other things, oversaw the development and implementation of NBI's 10-year Strategy (2017-2027).
The handover ceremony at the Secretariat was officiated by the Director, Directorate of Water Resources Management in Uganda’s Ministry of Water and Environment, Ms. Florence Adongo, and attended by partners including European Union in Uganda and GIZ Uganda.