NBCBN-RE was initiated in year the 2000 and continued for five years (2005), with the objective to create an environment where the professionals from the water sectors sharing the River Nile resources can exchange their ideas, practice and learn from each other to reach a common vision to develop the water resources of the basin efficiently. Within this framework phase II was taking place between 2006 and 2010.
The main themes of the project were:
1. Nile Basin Reservoir Sedimentation Prediction and Mitigation Project
2. Nile River Erosion and Protection Project
3. Local Action Project