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The Nile Talk Forums bring together experts in Nile and other transboundary river issues of the world to discuss experiences in diffusing tensions, sharing the common good, building trust and developing collaboration and cooperation.

The Nile Talk Forums are a monthly event, happening virtually over Zoom and open to interested academics and the public. Each forum includes one expert speaker touching on a specific relevant topic and a moderated, open-floor question and answer session at the end.

Please see below for past and upcoming Nile Talk Forums. You can register to each forum below or view the webinar recordings of past forums. 



  • Nile Talk Forum 1

    Date: October 28, 2020 @ 9AM EST

    Title: The Changing Geopolitics in the Nile Basin, Avoiding Conflict and Building Cooperation

    Speaker: Dr. Ashok Swain | Director of Research, School of International Water Cooperation, Uppsala University, Sweden

    View the webinar recording ->

  • Nile Talk Forum 2

    Date: November 30, 2020 @ 8AM EST

    Title: GERD Negotiation Challenges and Ways Forward, Technical Aspects

    Speaker: Dr. Yilma Seleshi | Associate Professor in Water Resources Engineering, School of Civil & Environmental Engineering, AAiT, Addis Ababa University

  • Nile Talk Forum 3

    Date: December 21, 2020 @ 8AM EST

    Title: Dam Safety Management in Ethiopia

    Speaker: Michael Abebe | Vice President of the International Commission on Large Dams (ICOLD)

  • Nile Talk Forum 4

    Date: January 28, 2021 @ 8AM EST

    Title: Downstream Upstream Relationship and the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) Filling and Operation Agreement Flexibility

    Speaker: Wossenu Abtew | Principal Engineer, Water and Environment Consulting

    Register here ->