2nd International Conference of Ministers on cross-border transhumance: the technical departments of the West and Centre Blocks hold their meeting in Ndjamena
N’Djamena April 14, 2023, the technical meetings of the experts from the Centre and West blocks of the N'Djamena Declaration on cross-border transhumance between the Sahel and North Equatorial Africa regions ended today at noon.
These last meetings of the three geographical blocks of the CBFP (East, West, Centre) had among other objectives to finalize the Action Plans and Country Investment Plans related to cross-border transhumance, Zoonosis, security and sustainable development.
These highly expected documents will be presented to the political decision-makers of the countries concerned during the 2nd International Conference of Ministers in charge of Forests/Protected Areas/Environment, Livestock, Agriculture, Peace/Security, on cross-border transhumance Nexus: transhumance, protected areas, natural resources, security and development from July 10 to 12, 2023 in Yaoundé, Cameroon.
The program of this important meeting held globally, moderated by Mrs. Bertille Mayen, GIZ Senior Technical Advisor, is as follows:
- On April 12, 2023; technical meeting of the Centre block, protocol session chaired by Mrs. Hassane Yamita Tété, Secretary General of the Ministry of Environment, Fisheries and Sustainable Development; technical work and introductory presentations and the presentation of the progress of the Action Plans and Country Investment Plans.
- The 13th was devoted to the joint countries of the West and Centre Blocks (CAR, Chad), with a review of the Action Plans and Investment Plans of these countries.
- The last day, April 14, 2023, enabled the countries of the West Block (Cameroon, Niger, Nigeria, CAR, Chad) to evaluate the cross-border agreements project, to discuss the cross-border collaboration between countries, and to evaluate the implementation of the N'Djamena Declaration and the Country Investment Plans and Action Plans.
The technical meeting of the Centre and West geographical blocks of the N'Djamena Declaration was also marked by the intervention of the CBFP Facilitator from the Federal Republic of Germany and Goodwill Ambassador of the COMIFAC Declaration.
In his closing remarks, the Honorable Dr. Christian Ruck congratulated the participants for their commitment and the quintessence of their work. He noted the need to update the maps of the different geographical blocks and to continue the discussions in the countries in order to obtain the expected documents as soon as possible.
The CBFP facilitator announced to the participants that he will begin a pilgrimage to the donors at the beginning of May in order to better involve them in the July conference. He thanked the leaders and co-leaders of the different blocks for their commitment and efforts throughout the German facilitation.
The Secretary of the Ministry of Environment and Fisheries of Chad, in his closing remarks, congratulated the experts and the German facilitation for the work done. He urged the parties to complete the expected documents before giving a rendez-vous to all in July in Yaoundé, Cameroon.
This thematic summary and Compendium serve to compile the discussions, recommendations and conclusions reached over 4 intensive days of work in thematic ateliers (Streams), plenary, side events and political discussions.
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