First Regional Stabilization Facility Technical Coordination Committee Meeting
The First Regional Stabilisation Facility (RSF) Technical Coordination Committee Meeting took place on 27 November 2019 at the conference room of the Radisson Blu Hotel, in N’Djamena. This meeting, which is part of the implementation of the RSS, was effectively attended by the Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC) for Chad, the Representative of the United Nations System for Central Africa, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Country Director, the Representative of the Oslo Advisory Group for the Lake Chad Region, the Incoming Force Commander of the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF), representatives of countries funding for the RSF, Steering Committee members from LCBC member countries and stakeholders involved in the implementation of the RSS.
The purpose of this meeting was to present, for validation, the report of the launching phase of the RSS prepared by LCBC in accordance with the implementation schedule of the RSS. The report included an update on the setting-up of the RSS Secretariat at LCBC, with its civilo-military cooperation components, mechanism for facilitating transboundary cooperation, monitoring-evaluation and knowledge management review. It also highlighted efforts to inform, raise awareness, mobilise and engage various stakeholders around the RSS.
The meeting also entailed developing the strategic memo for agencies recruited for the implementation, coordination and implementation of the various pillars contained in the RSS, present an overview of the various Territorial Action Plans (TAPs) of the areas affected by the Boko Haram crisis, with the backing of the various governors concerned, and the support and supervision of LCBC.
Participants reviewed the mapping of the various interventions underway as part of the stabilization of the Lake Chad Basin, to better coordinate various actions, ensure better monitoring and evaluation and set up a virtual knowledge management platform. This platform will serve as a communication and coordination tool by all stakeholders and other partners in the implementation of the RSS, help in the development of a resource mobilization plan and the establishment of the Multi-Partner Trust Fund to fund the various pillars of the RSS and finally, to agree on the organisation of the First Investment Forum on the Lake Chad Basin.
Following the discussions and deliberations after the various presentations, including a brief on the security situation on the ground, which happens to be the same area of implementation of the strategy, participants validated the report of the first phase which will be forwarded to the Council of Ministers of LCBC for final adoption.