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IFGR support the journalistic project "Voices of the Nile"

IFGR invites you to discover the project of two young journalists, who set off to discover the Nile. Arthur and Bastien want to change how Africa is often portrayed by showing that on the banks of the Nile, the inhabitants act to preserve and celebrate the river.

Their project? To travel the 3000 km that separate the source of the Nile in Ethiopia from its delta, and film civil society acting for change. After a first phase of interviews in France, in Marseille, they left for Ethiopia at the beginning of November. From Addis Ababa, to the spiritual sources of the Blue Nile, via the banks of Lake Tana, they are going to meet Ethiopian civil society to observe and understand the links that unite it to the Nile. Their adventure will continue in Sudan and Egypt.

The choice of the longest river on the African continent is not insignificant. On the one hand, its historical and cultural richness calls for an imagination. On the other hand, the challenges of cross-border management between 11 states and the environmental pressures it is undergoing make it a fascinating subject of study. Arthur and Bastien have clearly understood the importance of these issues, which they highlight in their journalistic work.

Through their video and photo reports, they highlight the guardians of the Nile river. Initiatives for the Future of Great Rivers (IFGR) supports this journalistic project, which is part of our association’s approach: promoting rivers and the services they provide to the territories they cross, sharing expertise and solutions to make them key elements of tomorrow’s world, and raising awareness among the greatest number of people about the preservation of the common good that is freshwater resources.

You can follow Arthur and Bastien’s adventure, day by day on their website and on social networks: Facebook, Instagram, Linkedin and Youtube.

⇒See the latest video on the water hyacinth’s scourge in the Tana Lake, at the source of the Blue Nile

Photo credit © Arthur Larie and Bastien Massa

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