The Ministry of water resources and electricity in Sudan in collaboration with UNESCO-IHE and, ENTRO, NBCBN, University of Khartoum, Addis Ababa University, Cairo University and University of Juba took the responsibility to organize an international conference to create a platform from the researcher and the stakeholders in the Eastern Nile Region. NBCBN sponsored regional researchers to present their research papers in this conference. The conference was organized in Khartoum, in the period from 6 to 8th May 2013
Dr. Amel Azab, the network manager gave a presentation on the NBCBN climate change research project in the UNESCO-IHP special session on “Water Sciences for Peace and Sustainable Development in the Eastern Nile: Perspective of Future Cooperation”. The main objectives of the NBCBN climate change research project were presented. The conference was very successful and was appreciated by all the participants and a recommendation was to have a regular meeting for exchanging knowledge and experiences between professionals in the region. As an output of this conference, the participants agreed on the Khartoum declaration 2013.