The Nile is one of the major international rivers of the world and is shared by 11 countries in East and North Africa. The Nile River Basin has been characterised by many things, including water scarcity, rapid population growth, widespread poverty and conflict over control of the Nile waters. Climate change adds to this. The Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) is a major regional undertaking towards strengthening basin-wide resilience to climate change and ensuring climate compatible water resource management and development, stated in its Climate Change strategy.
The NBI Climate Proofing Course provides an introduction to the governance challenges, instruments and methodologies for the climate proofing of infrastructure investments along the investment cycle; from policy formulation to project identification, preparation, resource mobilization, construction and the operation and maintenance of new and existing infrastructure. At the end of the course, trainees are expected to have improved their understanding of the mechanisms of climate proofing processes and tools. Furthermore, you will be able to use and interpret climate information, organise stakeholder involvement and understand approaches towards risk assessment and risk treatment. You will also learn where and how climate proofing in the investment process needs to be anchored for the development of bankable and resilient infrastructure investments projects. Throughout the course you will find perspectives on ecosystem-based adaptation as part of nature-based solutions to climate change
The course is primarily targeted at nationals of Nile countries involved in the formulation of water resource management policies, as well as public and private stakeholders involved in project development, design and operation, such as planners, engineers, technical and managerial staff being responsible for operating infrastructures. Moreover, climatologists and climate proofing process facilitators, and high-level decision-makers are addressed.
The course is designed to equip participants with the necessary background knowledge to enable them to either take leadership in guiding and participate effectively in Climate Proofing processes or discussions.
The course may also be of interest to staff of donor agencies active in the Nile region; academics and students of transboundary water management; professionals working in the areas of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), transboundary river basin management, environmental resources management, international water law and diplomacy, and conflict management; and people of all walks of life, residing within the basin or other parts of the world, who have a curiosity about understanding what it takes to arrive at climate resilient water related infrastructure.
To be able to follow the course, trainees are required to have basic knowledge of geography, infrastructure project development, including the development of feasibility studies for infrastructure projects, engineering & design, as well as natural resources management and water management. Trainees also need to have basic computer skills to be able to launch and view multi-media instruction materials, download and read course notes, and participate in a discussion platform.
On this page, when you scroll to the top, you will find enrol button. Click on this button and add your registration information on the page displayed. Click "create My NBI eLearning course account". Then the booking is complete, and you will have enrolled. Where can I obtain more information on the course? For more information on the NBI Induction course, please call the number +256 414 321 424, or send an email to: email@example.com.
Mr. Tom Waako holds a Master of Science Degree in Engineering Hydrology from IHE Delft, the Netherlands. He has experience of more than 24 years in Integrated Water Resources Management, with over 15 years dedicated on the transboundary dimensions of the Nile basin. He has worked as a Program Officer at the Nile Basin Initiative Secretariat since 2003 in which time he has coordinated various institutinal and program realted interventions of NBI. For the induction course, he will provide support for this course.
English is the language used in multi-media instructional materials, for communication between trainees and moderators and in discussions on the discussion platform.
In the medium to long term and based, among other things, on feedback on the English course, the NBI may consider translation of the English course to other major languages used in the Nile region.
Admission is open to anybody interested in the course, but priority will be given to citizens of the Nile riparian countries and to people involved in one way or another to the Nile cooperation process.
The course will be free of charge to persons admitted to the course.
It will help you understand and appreciate transboundary challenges and opportunities in the cooperative basin management.
There are no course fees for you, as it aims at strengthening capacity and deepening knowledge of transboundary water resources in the Nile Basin.
Applicants must preferably be citizens of the Nile riparian countries or involved in promoting Nile cooperation. Applicants must also have attained a basin level of education (secondary school level) and have basic knowledge of knowledge of geography, natural resources management, water management and international water law principles. Trainees also need to have basic computer skills to be able to launch and view multi-media instruction materials, download and read course notes, and participate in a discussion platform.
Participants need a computer or mobile communication appliance like a smart phone or tablet plus internet connectivity to be able to participate in the online course.
Participants will receive course notes in PDF format and have access to online multimedia materials.
A Certificate of Successful Completion of the course shall be issued to participants who successfully complete the course. Participants who enroll to the course but are unable to attain the score required for the certificate of successful completion will receive an acknowledgement of their participation in the course.
To be able to receive the Certificate of Successful Completion of the Course, participants must fulfil the following requirements: (a) complete all three modules and 19 lessons of the NBI Induction Course; (b) take the knowledge check quizzes of the 19 lessons; (c) take the graded quiz for the three modules and obtain a score equal to or greater than 50 marks (out of a maximum 100 marks); (d) participation actively in the discussion platform; (e) write a short essay on water governance in the Nile Basin (special report); and (f) provide feedback on the NBI Induction Course (for improvement).
At present (2016) the NBI course is not accredited with any education accreditation body.
Credit points are a standard measure of work load (study hours) in university courses. At present (2016), the NBI Induction Course is not linked to any regular university course. Therefore, it will not be possible to transfer credit points from this course to your university course.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
On this page, when you scroll to the top, you will find enrol button. Click on this button and add your registration information on the page displayed.Click " create My NBI elearning course account". Then the booking is complete and you will have enrolled.
Please contact email@example.com.
For more information on the NBI Induction course, please call the number +256 414 321 424 . Or send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
A computer connected to internet, and an up todate browser.
Yes, you can participate in the course upon enrolment. But you are encouraged to participate in the entire course.