ICGLR Regional Learning and Research on Development Responses to Displacement in the Great Lakes Region

Overview Project Great Lakes Region Displaced Persons and Border Communities Project Funded by The World Bank Implemented by The International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) Objective To support regional learning on development responses to forced displacement Timing 2018 - 2021 Status Project has kick-started the implementation Components  (1) Regional Learning, (2) Regional Research, (3) Management & Institutional Capacity Building Background Disp ...

ICGLR’s Regional Centre holds staff seminar on resource mobilization

Lusaka, 9 November 2018: The Levy Mwanawasa Regional Centre for Democracy and Good Governance (LMRC) held a Staff Capacity Building Seminar on Resource Mobilization on 9th November, 2018 in its Conference Room. The main objective was to build capacity of LMRC Staff in resource mobilization to effectively contribute to achieving the mandate of the organization, that of being the Technical and Scientific Organ of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region. The meeting was graced by the ...

Assessment and Planning of the “Displaced Persons and Border Communities project”

Bujumbura, 11th October 2018: The Displaced Persons and Border Communities project team comprising of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) Conference Secretariat, its scientific and technical organ, Levy Mwanawasa Regional Centre (LMRC) and the World Bank held an assessment and planning meeting on 11th October 2018 in Bujumbura, Burundi. The main objective of the “Displaced Persons and Border Communities Project” is to support regional learning on development responses ...

UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy to the Great Lakes Region pays a Courtesy Call on the ICGLR – Levy Mwanawasa Regional Centre Executive Director

Lusaka 3rd October, 2018: Today, the United Nations Secretary General’s Special Envoy to the Great Lakes Region, Ambassador Said Djinnit, paid a Courtesy Call on Dr. Frank Okuthe, the Executive Director. He was accompanied by the United Nations Resident Coordinator Ms. Janet Rogan and his Personal Assistant Mr. Benoit Pylyser. The main purpose for the UN Special Envoy’s visit was to express his office’s support to the Centre and the work that was being done by the team. Special Envoy hailed Zamb ...

Regional body has done well fighting armed groups and Kigali knows it

Rwanda announced recently that it could withdraw from the International Conference of the Great Lakes Region over its failure to stop insecurity. Fred Oluoch spoke with ICGLR’s executive secretary about members’ concerns. Has the ICGLR Secretariat received communication from Rwanda about its intention to withdraw? We have not received any official communication from Rwanda. The procedures of withdrawal are clear. According to Article 35, a member state that has ratified ...

Workshop on ICGLR’S Thematic Focus on Democracy and Elections

Bujumbura, 29th - 30th August 2018: The International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) and the Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa (EISA) facilitated a 2-day workshop in Bujumbura, Burundi from 29th -30th August, 2018 on ICGLR’s Thematic Focus on Democracy and Elections. The workshop brought together relevant staff, financial and technical partners of the Democracy and Good Governance (DGG) programme at the ICGLR Secretariat. Other participants were drawn from th ...