Investing in the Nile Corporation for a Water Secure Future – is what the headlines read from Rwanda to Kenya and through all the 11 countries of the Nile Basin. Suffice to say, sustaining the waters of the Nile was the main Agenda of not only the 5th Nile Basin Development Forum, but also the entire mass of stakeholders who so generously graced the occasion to share their experiences and expertise and together find solutions to ensuring a water secure future in the Nile Basin.
Lake Victoria being the largest Lake in the Nile Basin, plays a very crucial role in this initiative and as an organization committed to ensuring the sustainability and restoration of the wetlands in the Lake Victoria, we were very pleased and honoured to be invited to share the work we have been doing towards this under the Winam Gulf Wetlands Resilience Project over the last couple of years.
A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step and as clearly depicted in our results portfolio, we have taken a number of steps forward since the initiation of the project and were happy to share our interventions especially with regards to our Community Conservation Agreements Model for Sustainable Management of Winam Gulf Wetlands in the Lake Victoria.
As an initiative working towards ensuring sustainable Management and Use of Wetlands and by extension that Lake Victoria’s water resources, our participation enabled us to get better insight, ideas and strategies on how to make more lucrative steps forward for the sake of our natural ecosystems and the communities depending on them.