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Introduction to the NBI Policy Framework on Transboundary Water Management (coming soon)

This course is intended to acquaint participants with the broader NBI Policy Framework and with the outputs from the project on Strengthening the Policy Frameworks for Transboundary Water Resources Management in the Nile Basin (2022) This involved an in-depth review and learning process regarding the currently existing arrangements for transboundary water cooperation in national policies and related institutional frameworks.

About this Course

The course targets nationals of Nile basin countries working in the areas of transboundary water management or the formulation of water resource management policies. The course is designed to provide a background of the NBI policy framework and improve understanding of transboundary water management and best practice in the Nile basin.
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 transboundary river basin management, environmental resources management, and international water law and diplomacy.

Requirements

We recommend that you have basic knowledge of natural resources management and water management. You also need to have basic computer skills to be able to launch and view multi-media instruction materials.

Admission Process

On this page, when you scroll to the top, you will find enrol button. Click on this button and add your registration information to 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: e-courses@nilebasin.org.

Course Staff

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Sowed Wamala

Sowed instructs this course. He holds a master’s degree in computing and information systems, a post graduate diploma in computer science and a Bachelor of Science degree in physics and mathematics. He is technically qualified as a Microsoft certified systems engineer, Microsoft certified technology specialist, postgreSQL certified systems administrator, oracle certified associate, cisco certified network associate and certified Linux professional administrator. Sowed has a wealth of experience including the Nile Basin Decision support System, .NET application development, water resources databases and GIS.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which language will be used?

English is the language used in multi-media instructional materials, for communication between trainees and moderators and in discussions on the discussion platform.

Are there plans to develop courses in other languages such as French and Arabic?

In the medium to long term and based, among other things, on feedback on the English course, the NBI may consider the translation of the English course to other major languages used in the Nile region.

Who is eligible to participate in the course?

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.

Do I have to pay to take the course?

The course will be free of charge to persons admitted to the course.

What is the benefit for me if I do the course?

It will help you understand and appreciate transboundary challenges and opportunities in cooperative basin management.

How much does the course cost?

There are no course fees for you, as it aims at strengthening capacity and deepening knowledge of transboundary water resources in the Nile Basin.

What are the requirements for admission to the course?

Applicants must preferably be citizens of the Nile riparian countries or involved in promoting Nile cooperation. Applicants must also have attained a basic level of education (secondary school level) and have basic 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.

What equipment do I need to be able to participate in the online course?

Participants need a computer or mobile communication appliance like a smartphone or tablet plus internet connectivity to be able to participate in the online course.

Is a certificate awarded at the end of the course?

A Certificate of Successful Completion of the course shall be issued to participants who successfully complete the course.

What do I need to receive the Certificate of Successful Completion of the Course?

To be able to receive the Certificate of Successful Completion of the Course, participants must fulfil the following requirements: (a) complete all 6 lessons of the NBI Policy Framework Course; (b) take the knowledge check quizzes of the lessons; (c) take the graded quiz for the module; (d) provide feedback on the NBI Course (for improvement).
You will need a minimum of 80% of the possible scores to get the certificate.

Is the NBI Course accredited?

At present (2022) the NBI course is not accredited by any education accreditation body.

I am a university student. Can I obtain credit points from this course that I can transfer to my University Course?

Credit points are a standard measure of workload (study hours) in university courses. At present (2022), 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.

What is the process of application for the course?

On this page, when you scroll to the top, you will find enrol button. Click on this button and add your registration information to 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: e-courses@nilebasin.org.

What computing skills and equipment are needed for the course?

A computer connected to the internet, and an up-to-date browser.

Can I participate in a course which is ongoing?

Yes, you can participate in the course upon enrolment. But you are encouraged to participate in the entire course.

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