Project Kickoff Meeting and Stakeholders Workshop
Monday 23rd Feb 2015 To Thursday 26th Feb 2015 - Cairo, Egypt
The Nile Basin Capacity Building Network (NBCBN) organized the Kick-off and stakeholders workshop for “Nile Ecosystems Valuation for wise-Use (Nile-Eco-VWU)” Project which is funded by IWMI-CGIAR-WLE Nile programme. The event was held in Cairo, Egypt in the period from 23rd-26thFebruary, 2015.

The Nile-ECO-VWU is a collaborative research Project of 10 international and regional consortium member institutions and partners (including: NBCBN, Makerere University, Egerton University, UNESCO-Chair for water Resources of sudan, Ain shams university, UNESCO-IHE, Delft and ITC- University of Twente, Netherlands, Szent István University-Hungary and Water-Cap/Kenya). The project started officially in January 2015 and expected to end by December 2016.

The main purpose of this workshop was the official launch of the project involving the project partners and consortium members and to maximize the involvement of the basin stakeholders, international organisations and project next users, to ensure their contribution in the different stages of the project. The meeting presented the up to date knowledge in the area of wetlands ecosystems management and valuation tools and will be based on discussion groups on important issues related to ecosystems services and valuation and the role and engagement of stakeholders. Project partner’s representatives, Nile basin countries representatives from Wetlands authorities, NBI representatives, and international representatives from different organisations are expected to participate in this event.
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