What Do We Do
What Do We Do
The NILE Journeys is a platform of Nile basin communities and citizens that aims to work towards regenerating the land, the river and society all within a culture of peace, dialogue and collaboration.
The platform is the safe container that will host the NILE Journeys activities online and on the ground. The online dimension will allow for dialogue, knowledge sharing and connection to occur. The on-the-ground dimension will develop into a network of learning spaces across the region.
The NILE Journeys online
An interactive online platform will offer an online dialogue and a participatory learning space. This interactive space will serve as a window to cast light on positive stories about the Nile in specific and Africa in general. It will also serve as a learning space for people interested in learning more about the region from people and communities of the region.
The NILE Journeys on the ground
The NILE Journeys will create and connect community spaces across the region, called Community Hubs. These will act as acupuncture points along the Nile for impact on the regeneration of the social and ecological fields. The hubs will create a network of experiential and participatory learning spaces transferring skills to their community members within and across hubs. Stories emerging from these hubs will be documented so as to highlight positive narratives about Africa to her citizens and beyond. This will be achieved through projects and programmes addressing youth, culture, permaculture, land regeneration, water, value chain integration, entrepreneurship development and exchange.
Last but not least, the NILE Journeys will develop a land-based practice anchored in indigenous wisdom on how to be with the land, regenerate the land and heal trauma of the custodians of the land. This body of knowledge will be collected through research and practice and will be documented and shared through guidebooks, stories, action research, online applications and offline experiential tools, such as board games.
Overall, to use a metaphor echoing nature, the NILE Journeys intends to attend to the soil, while the online and physical Community Hubs will be encouraged to plant their seed and flourish in harmony in a shared ecosystem. Each seed shall grow at its own pace according to its genuine shape.
The River Nile, Abay for Ethiopians, Hapy/ Iteru for the Ancient Egyptians, and Omugga Kiyira to the people around Jinja in Uganda, and with so many other names across its trajectory, is the longest river in the world. Travelling some 6700kms across 11 countries, the Nile, unlike any other river in the world, flows South […]