For just and sustainable development of the Nile

Nile Basin Society:

Strategic Planning

Strategic planning was done using an on-line free software (see Resources below)

  • Step 1: Defining the Program
  • Step 2: Defining the Stakeholders
  • Step 3: Defining the Organization's Mission (statement)
  • Step 4: Identifying Goals: Guiding Hopes and Dreams
  • Step 5: Defining Objectives: Stepping Stones to Goals
  • Step 6: Selecting Activities: Getting the Work Done
  • Step 7: Measuring Outputs: Counting the Achievements
  • Step 8: Measuring Outcomes: Making a Difference

The Program:

The Nile Basin Society is mainly a communication initiative aiming at making environmental information accessible to all Nile Basin countries officials, NGOs, media and the population at large. Recently, we have expanded that role to also include capacity-building of local Nile Basin NGOs in using the Internet.

This will be achieved through:

  • Timely provision of relevant information and resources.
  • Training of Nile Basin NGOs and local media on the use of the Internet for information search, web page design and use of appropriate telecommunication advances to help exchange of information in-between such NGOs and also with global NGOs and media.
  • Providing technical help, hardware, software, internet connection and hosting for local NGOs.


  • Bringing together people from Nile Basin origin in Canada, using their collective knowledge, experience and contacts to carry on the programs and projects and affect the desired changes both in Canada and in Nile Basin countries.
  • The final outcome is bringing e Basin people together in a mutual co-operative understanding. The Ethiopian farmer upstream should understand the effects of land and water usage (e.g. in quality terms) on the Egyptian farmer downstream. The Egyptian farmer should realize that using the irrigation water irresponsibly does not only degrade the land, but is also at the expense of lives and livelihoods upstream. A shared basin consciousness if you will.
  • In the industrial world, the final outcome would be increased awareness of e Basin problems leading to more willingness to help. e Basin is paying the price of the global warming caused by the industrial world. Hopefully, donations from the public and increased funding from the governments to Nile Basin projects could be achieved.

Resources used in preparing the strategic plan

The following resources are available on the Internet:

Blue Nile Source