Brussels, 4th – 5th December 2019: The International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR)’s Levy Mwanawasa Regional Centre for Democracy and Good Governance (LMRC) participated in the Meeting of Regional Organisations on Mediation in Brussels, Belgium from 4th – 5th December 2019. The meeting was focused on the interface between the effects of climate change, peace, ceasefire mediation as well as digital technologies mediation.
The objective of the meeting was to improve strategic cooperation amongst the participating organisations by identifying approaches and practices that work well from a shared learning perspective, including by capturing regional experiences that may have a bearing on an interregional or global context.
LMRC was represented by the Executive Director Dr. Frank Okuthe. Other participants were high-level representatives (Head of Political Division/ Director/Chief of Staff level) and their senior expert focal points on conflict prevention and mediation within the respective organisations.
The European External Action Service (EEAS) in consultation with the UN’s Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs (DPPA) produced an outcome report of the meeting detailing key observations, including good practices and lessons learnt.