Nile Cooperation for Climate Resilience (WB-P172848)

  • Africa
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  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Mar 15, 2021
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Nile Basin Initiative
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  • Climate and Environment
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Investment Type(s)
Advisory Services
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 40.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS May 8, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Apr 7, 2020

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Project Description

According to bank documents, the project objective is to facilitate cooperation for climate resilient water resources management and development in the Nile Basin.

The proposed project builds on a solid, long-term technical engagement with the NBI, LVBC and NBD. The concept proposed scales up certain types of actions and engagements where the regional organizations have been successful in mobilizing countries around cooperative action and where countries have expressed interest and need for further engagement. In alignment with the proposed Project Development Objective (PDO), the project support is organized around two main focus areas: (i) climate-resilient water resources management; and (ii) cooperative development. The work will be delivered through regional processes where the platform for dialogue, trust building, capacity of member states and stakeholder engagement are the long-term objective of the program. Technical areas within these two focus areas are prioritized because they are priority regional issues in the basin, should not increase sensitivities of the hydropolitics of the basin, and because the NBI has a demonstrated track-record of engaging countries on regional cooperation on these topics. The prioritized issues for this support are aligned to these Focus Areas:

Focus Area 1: Climate-resilient water resources management
a. Platform for cooperation and dialogue
b. Flood and drought risk mitigation
c. Dam safety capacity building

Focus Area 2: Cooperative development
a. Innovative information services for climate-resilient investment planning
b. Water quality investment plan development
c. Irrigation modernization capacity building

Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)
Contact Information

World Bank:
Jacqueline Marie Tront, Lars Anders Jagerskog
Sr Water Resources Mgmt. Spec.

Nile Basin Initiative
Abdulkarim Seid
Deputy Director

Implementing Agencies:
Lake Victoria Basin Comission
Lily Kisaka
Program Officer

Nile Basin Discourse
Helen Natu
Executive Director 


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