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Two young men in a boat pass a flooded homestead in South Sudan. (photo: The Niles / Bullen Chol)
When deeds speak, words are nothing
Mankind’s impact on nature is threatening the environment and the very resources we need to survive. The Niles correspondents set out to explore where and how people in the Nile Basin region rethink. The findings for now: We are an endlessly innovative species. Cooperation is our superpower. When deeds speak, words are nothing.
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The re<think issue

MiCT The Niles
The Niles correspondents set out to explore where and how people in the Nile Basin region rethink.
11.02.2022
Editorial

The board is bigger than we think

MiCT The Niles
The triple crisis of climate change, biodiversity loss, and pollution makes it ever more challenging to meet everyone’s basic human needs. It is like a complex board game that needs us to rethink our approach to win.
11.02.2022
re‹think policies & investments

Rethinking regional investments

Henry Lutaaya
With more pressure on resources from growing populations, plus the looming threat of climate change, the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) is rethinking its investments to ensure they are as effective as possible.
11.02.2022
re‹think policies & investments

Green investments to battle climate change

Dagim Terefe
The vital ecosystem of the Nile Basin is already in the firm grip of climate change. Can green investments throw a lifeline to the region?
14.02.2022
Fishers on Lake Edward. (photo: Flickr / Travel Aficionado) Fishers on Lake Edward. (photo: Flickr / Travel Aficionado) Fishers on Lake Edward. (photo: Flickr / Travel Aficionado)
re‹think policies & investments

Lake Edward: My fish, your fish, our fish

Tuver Wundi
Cooperation policies and coordinated patrols on Lake Edward, between the DRC and Uganda, give hope for sustainable fisheries to enable current and future generations to share the water resource.
15.02.2022
The Association for the Protection of the Environment (APE) teaches women how to recycle different materials. (photo: The Niles / Asmaa Gamal)
re‹think the way we use resources
Recycling began in our mothers’ kitchens
16.02.2022  |  Society
The Flipflopi is the world’s very first 100 percent recycled plastic dhow (sailing boat), covered in 30,000 multicoloured flip flops. (photo: Redningsselskapet / Sofi Lundin)
re‹think the way we use resources
Lake Victoria: Plastic on the water we drink
17.02.2022  |  Society
Godi Swalleh Safi, Executive Director of Help Food Security and Livelihoods Africa (HF-Africa), moulding plastic waste into interlocking bricks.  (photo: The Niles / Waakhe Simon Wudu)
re‹think the way we use resources
Dealing with the scourge of waste
18.02.2022  |  Economy
Florence Nzambuli at her home in Mutomo, Kenya.  (photo: The Niles / Pius Sawa)
re‹think the way we live & work
Climate change: ‘To whom does it belong to’?
18.02.2022  |  Society
The Katosi water treatment plant. (photo: The Niles / Ronald Musoke)
re‹think the way we live & work
Rethinking water security
21.02.2022  |  Politics
Erosion at the Mpanga River. (photo: The Niles / Henry Lutaaya)
re‹think the way we live & work
Water hostilities
23.02.2022  |  Society
A fisherman retrieves his casted net at night.  (photo: Anthony Ochieng / TonyWild)
re‹think the way we live & work
Rusinga Island’s climate-smart fishers
24.02.2022  |  Economy
A worker on Mahmoud Yasin’s farm. (photo: The Niles / Elzahraa Jadallah)
re‹think the way we eat
Tuti Island farming: Survival of the wealthiest
24.02.2022  |  Economy
A cattle farmer herding his animals.  (photo: The Niles / Pius Sawa)
re‹think the way we eat
How to unlock opportunities and lower emissions
25.02.2022  |  Society
A drip irrigation line. (photo: Flickr / Joby Elliott)
re‹think the way we eat
Improving food security: One drip at a time
25.02.2022  |  Economy
Wetlands across the Nile Basin are threatened by pollution, siltation, conversions into agricultural land, settlement, infrastructural development, climate change and deforestation. (photo: Flickr / John & Mel Kots)
re‹think the way we use land
Wetlands: A vital tool to mitigate climate change
7.03.2022  |  Society
A satellite image of the Sudd taken from the China-Brazil Earth Resources Satellite 4. (photo: Flickr / John & Mel Kots)
re‹think the way we use land
South Sudan’s struggle for its wetlands
8.03.2022  |  Politics
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re‹think the way we communicate
Cease nationalistic reporting, embrace diverse sources
9.03.2022  |  Opinion
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re‹think the way we communicate
Stick to the facts, avoid sparking conflict
10.03.2022  |  Opinion
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re‹think the way we communicate
About sharing resources
11.03.2022  |  Opinion