Welcome to the 5th Nile Basin Development Forum (NBDF) due to take place at Marriott Kigali Hotel in Rwanda, from October 23 – 25, 2017. The Forum is jointly organized with the government of Rwanda, Ministry of Natural Resources. The NBDF is a high level Forum that brings together diverse categories of stakeholders to exchange information and views on the steps necessary to achieve sustainable management and development of the shared Nile Basin water resources. Dedicated to the theme ‘Investing in Nile Cooperation for a Water secure Future’, the 5th NBDF will provide a wonderful Forum for you to refresh your knowledge base and explore the innovations towards a water secure future and to build a common understanding on shared risks, opportunities and prospects of the shared Nile Basin water resources. We look forward to seeing you at the Forum in Kigali!