May 22-24, 2017
The Media and the Nile. Joint reflections by journalists and researchers
Which role do media and science communication play in controversies over transboundary waters? This is one of the research questions addressed by the project “Open Water Diplomacy. Media, science and transboundary cooperation in the Nile basin”, funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and implemented by IHE Delft, University of Wits (Johannesburg), Nile Basin Capacity Building Network (NBCBN), Africa Water Journalists and SciDev.net.
The question will be debated at the workshop on “Communicating Water Science for Transboundary Cooperation in the Nile Basin” hosted by NBCBN in Cairo on the 22nd and 23rd of May. Researchers, journalists and policy makers from different Nile basin countries will gather together to discuss a pilot case study mapping online debates on the Nile in Ethiopia, to watch three videos about how the media talk about the Nile in Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia, to learn from previous experiences of media training in the Nile basin, and to plan future joint training activities for journalists and researchers.