The Akagera River Regional Project, through the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI), has organised a two-day awareness training, whose objective is to equip the local officials at district level in Rwanda to fight environmental degradation.
The training was organized by the NBI; through its confidence building and stakeholder involvement (CBSI) programme. It aimed at developing water resources of the Nile Basin, in a sustainable and equitable way to ensure prosperity, security and peace for its entire people.
The project manager, Nabide Isah Kiti, , explained that it was a four-year project which started operations in 2006 and is due to end in 2009.
Akagera River Project is shared by 4 countries namely Burundi, Tanzania Rwanda and Uganda.
He further said that the project will facilitate through reducing catchment protection, agro forestry and apparently.
It is still in its pilot stage but needs additional interventions which will be identified in cooperation with development strategies for the basin.