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The Nile Basin Research Programme brings researchers together from across the Nile Basin and promotes cooperation in a fertile academic environment.

As a catalyst for new research initiatives, it supports cross-border cooperation and seeks to stimulate academic confidence through competence building.

NBRP is a guest research programme and a research component of the Nile Basin Initiative. It is aimed at senior researchers from the Nile Basin. The programme has its secretariat at the University of Bergen. It is officially supported by the governments of the region and is funded by the Norwegian Government.


NBRP serves as a framework for research on topics specifically relevant to the Nile Basin. This strategic, multidisciplinary research programme focuses on contested resources; climate dynamics; health; and socio-economic challenges. The research reflects regional priorities. NBRP targets post doctoral and senior researchers of regional institutions.