Is Regional Integration in the Nile Basin possible? The water-energy-food nexus in practice by Dr. Harry Verhoeven

Professor Harry Verhoeven, Associate Professor, School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University Qatar, visited FAFS (September 27) and delivered a lecture on "Is Regional Integration in the Nile Basin possible? The water-energy-food nexus in practice"​.

Professor Verhoeven discussed the hydropolitics of the Nile Basin (Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia) and how the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam alters the region’s political economy. Drawing on his research in all Nile Basin riparian countries, Dr. Verhoeven offered a thought provoking lecture about the benefits of collaboration through application of the Water-Energy-Food (WEF) Nexus in policy making and the potential pitfalls of an overly simplistic understanding of regional integration that may fail to do so.​