Nile Basin Society:
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 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
- 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: