Activity 1.2 - Reframing

5 - Suggested answers

 

Established way of communicating

Alternative 

It is a competition, my country’s interests come first

Communicate benefits of transboundary water cooperation

The Nile belongs to…

Draw attention to the fact that it’s a vast resource shared by millions of people.

This is a security issue

Draw attention to it being a development issue

They are purposely being difficult/they don’t want us to have access to…

Focus on appreciation and respect for each community’s unique situations and needs with regard to the Nile waters. Highlight the unique needs of different communities.


“Moving forward I think the region is going to have to look toward creating a river of prosperity for everybody instead of a river of division and grief” - Cleo Paskal, author of Global Warring, in an interview with Aljezeera Television Network."