Consultative Meeting of Civil Society Organizations and Fora of the ICGLR, from September 8 to 9, 2019 in Nairobi

Admin NEWS December 4, 2019

The Consultative Meeting of Civil Society Organizations and Fora of the ICGLR, held from 08-09 September 2019 in Nairobi in the Republic of Kenya, held as part of the follow-up to the ICGLR Pact and the Framework Agreement for Peace , Security and Cooperation for the DRC and the Region, on the rights of women, their political and economic empowerment, with regard to the situation of women and young people, their security and their protection in the Great Lakes region .

In which 55 participants took part (see list in appendix) composed of:

  • Women members of the Advisory Board of the Women’s Platform Regional and sub-regional organizations working on women’s issues, including the Fond pour la Femme Congolaise (FFC), COCAFEM / GL whose mandate was to mobilize CSOs in Congo ( for FFC), Burundi, Kenya, Uganda, CAR, Rwanda, South Sudan (for COCAFEM / GL)
  • The five (5) ICGLR forums: Regional Women’s Forum, Forum of Parliaments, Private Sector Forum, Regional Youth Forum and Civil Society Forum Special Representatives of the United Nations and the African Union, as well as the Executive Secretary of the ICGLR
  • Women leaders of the Women’s Platform Advisory
  • Board Office of the Special Envoy of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission on Women,
  • Peace and Security Office of the African Union Commissioner for Peace and Security
  • UN-Women, United Nations Population Fund, United Nations Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
  • Technical and financial partners: CARE International, Directorate of Development and cooperation, German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) and Norway

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