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The 6th Nile Basin Development Forum and the 3rd Nile Media Awards ceremony earlier scheduled to take place October 27 – 29, 2020 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia have been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) and the host country - Ethiopia, have agreed to postpone both events to 2021. The new date will be confirmed as soon as possible.

NBDF postponementThe Organising Committee would like to thank sponsors, co-convenors, the media and all stakeholders involved for your support towards these two events so far and takes this opportunity to sincerely thank all those who positively responded to the call for abstracts for the 6th NBDF.

In the meantime, the NBI Secretariat together with the host country and our partners will continue to work on the detailed preparations so as to ensure successful events.

The NBDF has since become one of the largest gatherings in the Nile Basin region, for science-policy dialogue. Its aim is to foster cooperation and create a common understanding and appreciation among a wide range of stakeholders on issues and challenges of the Nile Basin.

The forum also provides an opportunity for sharing latest information, knowledge and best practices as well as building partnerships among professionals in trans-boundary water resources management and development.

The goal of the Nile Media Awards on the other hand is to promote increased, factual and balanced reporting on Nile cooperation and Nile Basin issues.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require any further information or clarification.
You can also visit http://6nbdf.nilebasin.org/ to find out more about the 6th NBDF and https://nilebasin.org/mediaawards/ to know more about the Nile Media Awards

Stay safe and we look forward to seeing you in Addis Ababa at the 6th NBDF and 3rd Nile Media Awards ceremony in 2021.