The Nile Council of Ministers
On the 4th of June, 2015, the Nile Basin Discourse; at the representation of the Regional Manager, Dr. Hellen Natu the NBD Board Chairperson, Mr. Jean Baptiste Habiyaremye and the NBD Board Member - Kenya, Mr. Joseph Peter Ngome attended the 23rd annual Nile Council of Ministers (Nile-COM) meeting in Dodoma - Tanzania.  
The Nile-COM comprises of Ministers in charge of Water Affairs from the Nile Basin Member States and is the highest decision and policy-making organ of the Nile Basin Initiative. The Nile Basin discourse is one of the few partners to NBI that are allowed to attend this closed meeting.

At the meeting, NBD regional manager, Dr. Hellen Natu (2nd From right standing in photo) deliververed a speech that we are delighted to share with you.

" On my behalf, and on behalf of the NBD’s civil society network and community members in 10 NBRS, it is an honour to be in this presence.

I have, myself, full confidence that if Nile Basin Riparian states Governments and NBD - NDF Civil Society do their duty, anchored on the respective mandates, if nothing is neglected, and if best arrangements are made, as they have been made, we shall prove ourselves able to strongly cooperate, to ride out the storm of war, and to outlive the menace of aloneness, if necessary for many years in cooperation on the Nile waters...." Dr. Hellen Natu - NBD Regional Manager at the 23rd Nile-COM

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