The Nile Research Center
The Nile Research Center is determined to research key aspects of the Nyabarongo river and the Nile. Rwanda and the region of the larger lakes is gaining increased levels of interest, both from the public and the private sectors. Understanding the climate, pollution and inhabitants of the river is crucial in developing this region.
The Research Center aims to generate knowledge on the interaction between the river Nile and its inhabitants. A thorough and interdisciplinary research objective is required. There are a lot of opportunities for collaboration with local and global institutions. Four main topics for research are distinguished.
Climate change is one of the major challenges of this era, impacting us all on a global level. Water is considered the wolrd’s most important natural resource. Climate change has a serious impact on the Nyabarongo river, which acts as a natural buffer.
In-depth research on the role of this river in the context of climate change is needed.
The Nile Research Center will provide infrastructure for both research on site as well as support research from other institutions – providing measurements and local support.
The Nile Institute is equipped with a pontoon, providing easy access to boats sailing the river.