10 January 2013

The Nile Gathering in Aswan, Egypt

This week I am attending the Nile Gathering, the first official conference of The Nile Project. This is an innovative approach to the cultural and political complexities faced in the Nile River basin. The Nile River includes 11 riparian countries and no official river treaty exists that gives every country a voice. There is an existing Nile treaty, but it was drafted during colonial era before many of the countries established as individual nation-states. You can read more about the project in the news here.

This Project seeks to foster communication and education about the Nile River through music and cultural exchange. Being the first gathering, will be exciting to see what comes out of the next few days.