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EIPSA Press Release on Agreement on the Declaration of Principles (DoP) between Ethiopia, the Sudan and Egypt

After long years of struggle, confrontation and negotiations over the utilization the Nile waters, Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt signed an Agreement on Declaration of Principles on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam Project (GERDP) on 23rd March, 2015. The signing of the Declaration of Principles (DoP) by the three countries is a turning point in the history of the Nile politics. The DoP is the first step and a foundation in turning dispute and confrontation into cooperation. It is also a sign of common understanding and determination by the three countries to elevate their relations to a higher level and enhance their cooperation.


Agreement on Declaration of Principles between Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan

Agreement on Declaration of Principles between The Arab Republic of Egypt, The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia And The Republic of the Sudan on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam Project (GERDP)


Mindful of the rising demand of the Arab Republic of Egypt, the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and the Republic of Sudan on their transboundary water resource, and cognizant of the significance of the River Nile as the source of livelihood and the significant resource to the development of the people of Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan, the three countries have committed to the following principles on the GERD:


Utilizing The Nile: A Matter of Life and Death for Ethiopia

Sanyii Belayineh Hunde

There have been different narratives regarding the management and utilization of the world`s longest river-the Nile. These stories mainly are reflected in different forms and styles. But their messages have been the same. One of the narratives is based on obsolete, partial and unfair self declared water `right` propagated by the most downstream state-Egypt. According to Egyptian policy makers, they have "a historical right to the Nile which is declared under the 1929 exchange of notes with Britain and the 1959 agreement with Sudan." But, Egypt`s such self-declared `historic right` is a historic wrong which Egypt is not yet trying to undone and solve. Based on such a historic wrong, Egypt has claimed that it has a fixed amount of water i.e. 55.5 Billion Cubic meters of the Nile waters. 


EIPSA Election Guidelines


Ethiopian International Professional Support for Abay (EIPSA) is an organization established by Ethiopian professionals residing in various counties in order to support efficient and timely implementation of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). It was launched in 22, June 2013 with the mission of enhancing and expanding knowledge on water and protecting Ethiopia`s national interests on transboundary watercourses in accordance with internationally accepted principles. Providing expertise and  professional support through cooperation with the National Committee for the Coordination of Public Participation on the Construction of the Grand Renaissance Dam,  assisting national initiative to protect Ethiopia`s interest on the international stage, establishing a database on Nile related information and research based knowledge are some of the main objectives of EIPSA.


Notice for EIPSA Members

EIPSA Election Notice (EEN) is hereby given to the qualified members of our organization, that the election for the Executive Committee (EC) has been called and ordered to be held on December 1 through 8, 2014 using online balloting system. The election will be held online using forms on www.eipsa1.com/election website.



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