T.A and Capacity Building to ICGLR


Aperçu

  • Référence: P-Z1-KF0-035
  • Date d’approbation: 15/07/2013
  • Date de début: 24/02/2014
  • Date d'évaluation: 01/04/2013
  • Statut: En coursOnGo
  • Agence d'implémentation: SECRETARIAT EXECUTIF - CIRGL CONFERENCE INTERNATIONALE DES GRANDS LAC
  • Emplacement: INTERNATIONAL CONF ON GREAT LAKES REGION

Description

The overall goal of the Project is to strengthen institutional capacity of the Conference Secretariat and its implementing agencies and to operationalize the ICGLR Regional Certification Mechanism, one of the six core tools to track the chain of custody of four selected natural resources. The main objective is to create comprehensive tracking systems within ICGLR producer countries that will ensure only certified mineral shipments reach the world market and that mineral products from mining sites that are associated with the activities of armed groups are excluded. The project also aims at contributing to institutional strengthening of the ICGLR and capacity building of its staff which would enhance ICGLR's ability to deliver on its mandates. The Project will consists of mainly three interrelated components, namely;

(i) Institutional Strengthening, USD889,800.00 (UA587,392.64)

Specifically, this components supports: a) consultancy for development of donor coordination; b) organization of donor coordination meetings; c) consultancy for development of M&E system for RINR; d) organization of training workshop for 8 staff (CS and MS) for introduction of M&E system; e) follow-up visit of consultant to MS after one year of M&E introduction; f) provision of technical advisory services by M&E consultant; g) recruitment of a long term consultant for communication, coordination and outreach to Member States; and h) recruitment of natural resources audit assistant in charge of supporting the auditing committee and auditing procedures. These activities will be achieved through the following support processes

(ii) Implementation of Certification Scheme, USD936,100.00 (UA617 ,957.13):

a) Provision of technical and legal advisory services for domesticating ICGLR certification requirements; b) Consultative process in MS for certification legislation; c) Consultancy for development of best practices manual for introduction of ICGLR certification in fragile MS taking into consideration conflict sensitivity and human rights aspects) ; d) Organization of capacity building workshops (4 per country) for introduction of certification scheme; e) Organization of cross-border training workshops for border officials (Burundi, DR Congo and Rwanda) for introduction of certification scheme; f) Recruitment of a Consultant for design; organization and implementation of cross border training workshops; g) Consultancy on Gender Mainstreaming on Natural Resources; h) Workshop on mainstreaming gender on natural resources;

(i) Commissioning of independent third party baseline audits of in-country chain of custody; j) Organization of audit report workshops to validate results from auditing; k) Organization of a regional conference on best practices in the formalization of the artisanal sector.

(iii) Project Management and Capacity BuildingUSD423,695.26 (UA279 ,698.22)

This component aims to enhance the capacities of ES/ICGLR to implement timely and efficiently the RINR. It will include recruitment of Project expert (TAs) to conduct project management plan, procurement, Short-term M & E, and an Assistant to the Audit procedures for the project. Apart from project management of the respective functions, the recruitments will strengthen the capacity of Conference Secretariat (CS) staff through hands-on knowledge and transfer of skills to the staff of the CS. The tracking of the project performance and activity implementation will be conducted by a TA on Monitoring & Evaluation to be recruited on short-term assignments. Additionally, the project management and capacity Building Component will also cover the costs for recruiting an independent external auditor to conduct and report on audits of the Grant, communication, printing and some basic administrative costs of project implementation


Objectifs

The main objective is to create comprehensive tracking systems within ICGLR producer countries that will ensure only certified mineral shipments reach the world market and that mineral products from mining sites that are associated with the activities of armed groups are excluded. The project also aims at contributing to institutional strengthening of the ICGLR and capacity building of its staff which would enhance ICGLR's ability to deliver on its mandates


Justificatif

The overall goal of the Project is to strengthen institutional capacity of the Conference Secretariat and its implementing agencies and to operationalize the ICGLR Regional Certification Mechanism, one of the six core tools to track the chain of custody of four selected natural resources and trade in minerals. In the absence of such a mechanism, the on-going activities and incomes thereby generated support illegal activities by armed groups. They continue to fuel endemic conflicts and persistent insecurity and thereby retard progress of the populations of the region. The Project is designed to break the link between armed conflict and mostly illegal mineral resource activities and revenues. It is expected that a successful implementation of the RINR will cut off negative and conflict-inducing forces from access to mineral revenues. This in turn would deprive these groups of the means to continue their violent activities and serve as a disincentive for future rebel activities. A reduction in rebel activities will lead to a considerable improvement of the security situation in mining areas and to an overall stabilization of the sub-region for development. Furthermore, the six tools are designed to re-establish control of government services towards the artisanal mining areas and improve the overall governance and formalization of the sector. Lastly, and in line with the core mandate of the ICGLR, an additional important objective of the RINR is to foster regional exchange and understanding between the ICGLR MS. On a highly aggregated level, it is expected that these improvement in security and governance will make additional financial means available for MS governments and therefore unfold the full potential of a well-managed mining sector as a driver for development.

The Bank is uniquely positioned to succeed with the project, as it has experience providing similar support to Mano River Union, a sub-regional body whose members are similarly fragile states endowed with natural resources. The Bank has further experience with the implementation of similar projects in many fragile states including individual member states of ICGLR covering capacity building and technical assistance.

The FSF is a key part of Bank interventions for development in sub-regional bodies and fragile states, addressing the urgent needs which, some national and regional bodies are unable to properly cope with. The Bank uses the FSF whose response packages are flexible, rapid and adaptable. The proposed operation therefore will help to create comprehensive tracking systems within ICGLR producer countries that will ensure only certified mineral shipments reach the world market and that mineral products from mining sites that are associated with the activities of armed groups are excluded. The project would also contribute to institutional strengthening of the ICGLR and capacity building of its staff which would enhance ICGLR's ability to deliver on its mandates. Appendix I list some of the projects being financed with FSF resources in Burundi.


Bénéfices

The main beneficiaries of the project are the ICGLR whose capacity will be strengthened to effectively deliver on its mandate. The ICGLR member states will also benefit such that the regional certification mechanism will be operational for tracking mineral products where only certified mineral shipments reach the world market, thus delinking illegal mineral products from armed groups who are a major source of conflicts and insecurity. The project will also benefit the governments to re-establish their control over natural resources thereby improving overall governance and economic growth. The artisanal mining sector, civil societies and local inhabitants will also benefits as crimes and insecurity associated with illegal exploitation of natural resources will reduce and their respective governments will use revenues from natural resources for economic development. Societies of the region will also benefit as environmental and gender issues will be better addressed under better security and stability.


Contacts clés

YAMUREMYE Hercule - BIFO


Coûts

Source Montant
Co-financierUAC 1.485.048
TotalUAC 1.485.048