Sun, Oct 03|
Revisiting the NBI and CFA: Towards the Formation of a New Nile Regime
The Webinar will be delivered by Dr. Stephen Maxwell Kwame Donkor and moderated by W/zo Zemenay Lakew.
Time & Location
Oct 03, 2021, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM EDT
About the Event
We are pleased to invite you to our sixth webinar as part of the monthly GERD Speakers Series, with an overall focus on the Equitable, Sustainable and Fair Utilization of the Nile Waters.
The webinar will take place on Sunday 3 October, 2:00 – 3:30 PM EST (NY time) on the topic of "Revisiting the NBI and CFA: Towards the Formation of a New Nile Regime”. It will be delivered by Dr. Stephen Maxwell Kwame Donkor and moderated by W/zo Zemenay Lakew.
The Nile basin has been held hostage by colonial era treaties that served as barriers towards any prospects of cooperation on the basis of principles of equity and sustainability. In this Webinar Dr. Donkor will revisit the critical elements in the CFA and Declaration of Principles which had opened a path towards cooperative relations amongst the Nile Basin countries, especially Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt. He will point to some of the factors that lead to the historic agreements and identify some of the major obstacles that emerged during the negotiations.
Dr. Stephen Maxwell Kwame Donkor is a Water Resource Management Expert with more than 30 years of experience working in Africa. As a member of the African Water Task force, he helped develop the African Water Facility. For the UN Economic Commission for Africa, he served as Senior Regional Advisor for Water Resources Development & Management and Project Manager of the IGWA project, contributing to co-authoring the African Water Vision 2025. Currently he is an Independent Consultant with Holland Africa Research and Development, Ltd., based in Accra, Ghana. For more see: https://www.cesdosed.org/dr-stephen-maxwell-donkor
W/zo Zemenay Lakew worked with the United Nations and African Union for decades on regional cooperation projects in several sectors, including Water and is a member of NY Tristate GERD Support Inc.
Meeting ID: 259 722 1598
If you have questions, comments, suggestions or wish to take part in our GERD advocacy effort, please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. The webinar will be delivered in English.