CBFP MOP19; Summary of proceedings of side Event II: Monitoring the implementation of the N’Djamena Declaration and the development of Country Investment Plans in preparation for N’Djamena 2

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A side-event entitled "Monitoring the implementation of the N'Djamena Declaration and the Development of Country Investment Plans in preparation for N'Djamena 2” was held on 07 July 2022. Experts from the 3 geographical and thematic blocs of the N'DJAMENA Declaration attended the day of strategic reflection on the subject of transhumance. A roadmap and a logical framework which the experts had established during previous work sessions were presented at the meeting. Other presentations delivered during the gathering highlighted the wide range of activities conducted by conservation actors, from the perspective of peaceful management of transhumance.

 

The event was moderated by Mr. Mayen Bertille, Project Manager at the German Technical Cooperation (GIZ) (resource person of the GIZ BSB Yamoussa project) and chaired by his Excellency, Dr. TABOUNA Honoré, ECCAS Commissioner for the Environment, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Rural Development (DERNADER). Other attendees included Professor Michel BAUDOUIN, Director of ERAIF, leaders and co-leaders of the Geographical Blocs, International Organizations, Technical and Financial Partners, conservation projects and programs, national and international experts. The key ideas that came out of the reflections are captured in the summary of the proceedings of this workday.

 

The plenary meeting was divided into four main sessions:

  1. The first session (setting the context) featured:
  • The introductory statement by Mr. Bertille Mayen, moderator of the Side Event, who recalled the context of the implementation of the Ndjamena Declaration and touched on:
  • monitoring the implementation of the N'Djamena Declaration and institutional - organizational support of peaceful transhumance provided by ECCAS
  • progress in developing  country investment plans and lessons learned that can help to finetune the process and
  • progress in developing cross-border agreements.
  • The summary report of the 06/07/2022 side event on cross-border transhumance, presented by Dr Pabamé.
  1. The second session: focused on sharing experiences and findings of research carried out in the three geographical Blocs: Centre, West and East. The session featured the following presentations:
  • Presentation on the topic of Pastoralism and conservation in Chinko and Eastern CAR;
  • Presentation of the MEO follow-up sheet on the N'Djamena Declaration for the Centre Bloc, by Mr. Florent ZOWAYA;
  • Presentation on the development of Niger’s Country Investment Plan (PIP), by Mr. Salifou MOHAMADOU
  • Presentation on IGAD, its area of intervention and its activities related to the issue of cross-border transhumance and the ECCAS-IGAD MOU currently under development
  • Presentation of ECCAS Regional Action Strategy on cross-border transhumance, by Dr Bachirou.
  1. Third session: Roadmap for the implementation of the country experts’ recommendations.
  2. Fourth session: Developing the roadmap below for organizing N'Djamena II in conjunction with line ministries, institutions and partners, as well as the German CBFP Facilitation.

 

In addition, the speeches were enriched by statements delivered by:

  • His Excellency, Dr. TABOUNA Honoré, DERNADER ECCAS Commissioner who dwelt at length on regional strategies for Transhumance Management based on a multidisciplinary and economic approach;
  • Saleh Adams, FOF/NORD Regional Delegate, presented the experience of BSB Yamoussa in the inclusive process of peaceful transhumance management through the sub-regional forum of traditional chiefdoms;
  • Joseph LEKEALEM, Cameroon Director of Wildlife and Protected Areas provided an update on progress in developing Cameroon’s Country Investment Plan (PIP) and lamented the lack of technical and financial support for the States as they implement the process.

 

Three main strands of thought emerged from the lively and insightful discussions:

  1. Adopt a multidisciplinary approach to the peaceful management of cross-border transhumance for peaceful coexistence as an alternative to the traditional management of transhumance which carries with it the seeds of multivariate conflicts;
  2. Anchoring “Peaceful Transhumance Action” within country institutions and at the level of their strategic partners in order to ensure smooth coordination of activities conducted by actors is key (see diagram proposed below).
  3. Ensure sustainable financing of Country Investment Plans

Having covered all the agenda items, the Side Event closed at 7 p.m. sharp to everyone’s satisfaction.

 

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