Summary: The objective of the project is to improve community safety and social cohesion in the area at the intersection of Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso through interventions aimed at mitigating the conflict vectors that are the marginalization of some young people, the lack of trust between the populations and the Defense and Security Forces, and conflicts between pastoralists and farmers.
Challenge: With about 325 km of shared border between Mali and Burkina Faso, and 838 km with Niger, the border region between these three countries remains in a situation of acute fragility characterized by recurring droughts, insecurity caused by the crisis of 2011-2012 in northern Mali, increasing the presence of terrorist groups, and organized crime.
Although they already existed in the past, population displacements and irregular migration are increasing. Beyond this fragile environment, the general lack of government services, inadequate decentralization and the very limited presence of state security forces are major obstacles to any strategy to promote stability in the African subregion. 'Where is. As a result of political, social and economic marginalization, the Malian, Nigerian and Burkinabé community borders of the Liptako-Gourma regions have suffered and continue to suffer from isolation and extreme poverty.
Solution: The project responds to the need to promote national cohesion among the populations and to strengthen community safety through interventions contributing to the priority areas of "national reconciliation", "natural resource management" and "sustainable livelihoods" of the project. Peace Consolidation Fund. It will implement activities to strengthen the social fabric, manage natural resources and prevent conflict. The project approach aims at national ownership by involving national, local and community authorities, NGOs and civil society organizations in all stages of project planning, implementation and evaluation. This approach will be implemented with the aim of sharing experience and South-South cooperation.
- Inclusive and participatory approach; Project activities will be developed taking into consideration the active participation of communities in the planning and implementation of the project (including through community volunteers). Implementation of initiatives aimed at the participation of all sectors of society, in particular youth and women.
- Implementation through local operations. In a bid to build capacity and given the sometimes difficult security situation in some areas, the project will be implemented through local partners including national UNVs, local civil society organizations, local religious organizations, local authorities, and local authorities. and locally recruited consultants.
- Do not harm. The project will have a sensitive approach and based on the knowledge of the field. In order to avoid negative impacts that the project may have on peacebuilding, studies and consultations with stakeholders will be the basis for implementation decisions.
The project is being implemented in close collaboration with the respective governments of the three countries, several UN agencies (IOM, UNCDF) and local NGOs / CSOs. Country
Providers: Burkina Faso (coordinating central role), Mali, Niger
Beneficiary countries: Three border regions (Gao, Sahel, Tillabery) of Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger
Supported by: United Nations Peacebuilding Fund (PBSO)
Implementing Agency: UNDP
Project status: In progress
Project duration and schedule: 24 months including a six-month extension - August 15, 2017 - 15 July 2019