GERD: new norms of cooperation in the Nile Basin? uri icon

abstract

  • This article analyzes the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam both as an outcome of shifts in the regional hydropolitical dynamics in the past decade and as a catalyst of future cooperation developments in the Nile Basin region. First, it analyzes the GERD in the context of changing power relations, including a critical discussion of the role of multilateral cooperation process and norms. Second, it examines the GERD as a shaper of future hydropolitical dynamics, and how the complex trilateral cooperative process around the GERD (2011-2015) can represent a constructive step towards wider institutional transboundary cooperation and regional economic integration in the Nile Basin.

publication date

  • 2016
  • 2016