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Establishment of a peace infrastructure in Niger

Wednesday, 27 June 2018 10:45 Written by 
  • Location(s): Ghana, Niger
  • Type(s): Solution
  • Theme(s): Peacebuilding, Inclusive and sustainable growth, Justice, Sustainable Development
  • SDG(s): 16. Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • Locations in Africa: Ghana, Niger
  • Types in Africa: Solution
  • Themes in Africa: Inclusive and sustainable growth, Justice, Technology
  • SDGs in Africa: 16. Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • Types of ComSec Solutions: Solution

Summary

Exchange of regional experiences on building peace infrastructure at a kick-off and orientation workshop facilitated by experts from the West African Network for Peacebuilding (WANEP), which included national consolidation structures peace and security and civil society organizations under the anchor of the High Authority for Peacebuilding (HACP).

Problem

Niger is characterized by a multiplicity of conflict risk factors that compromise its development efforts. In 2014, a study identified the pressure of access to natural resources and the poor redistribution of public resources (extractive industry resources), risks derived from population growth, political and institutional instability as well as border issues as the main ones. conflict factors in Niger. In addition, the study reported that despite the existence of a variety of actors dealing with different types of conflict, coordination and capacity for conflict prevention / management remains weak.

Solution

Exchange of regional experiences on the establishment of a peace infrastructure at a kick-off and orientation workshop facilitated by experts from the West African Network for Peacebuilding (WANEP), with the support of UNDP and to which took part in the national peacebuilding and security structures and the civil society organizations under the High Authority for Peacebuilding (HACP).

The workshop was organized following the recommendations of the Study on Conflict Factors in Niger in 2014. The sharing of experiences from countries in the region (Ghana, in particular) convinced the High Authority to consolidate peace ( HACP) hitherto reluctant to the need for better coordination of national structures for peacebuilding and security. At the end of the workshop, a monitoring committee was set up under the aegis of the HACP to steer the process.

Supported by: UNDP

Implementing Agency: High Authority for Peace Consolidation (HACP)

Contact:
Amata DIABATE,
Economic Adviser,
UNDP Niger,
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