Countries and sub-regional institutions concerned with N’Djamena Declaration jump start its implementation in Douala, Cameroon - Towards continuous collaboration between the Sahel and the Congo Basin

The Honourable Dr. Christian Ruck, Federal Republic of Germany CBFP Facilitator gives a new impetus to the implementation of the N'Djaména Declaration - Douala (Cameroon).
 
12 to 15 July 2002, an Expert follow-up meeting to the N’Djamena Conference was held to develop country investment plans geared towards transboundary transhumance, zoonoses, the fight against transboundary poaching, security and sustainable development between the Sahel and the Congo Basin. The Country Expert Meeting was held with the financial support of the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the technical support of the Federal Republic of Germany CBFP Facilitation and the German Technical Cooperation (GIZ), GIZ BSB Yamoussa Project. The Press Release, the proposed political / institutional support, the roadmap for country investment plans and N’Djamena 2 and the task force specifications are available for download on the CBFP website. The final communique, the proposed political / institutional support, the roadmap for country investment plans and N’Djamena 2 and the task force specifications are available for download on the CBFP website ...
 

For the first time in the N’Djamena process, the Douala meeting witnessed the largest turnout yet, a sign of major progress and growing enthusiasm of countries and sub-regional institutions for the implementation of the N’Djamena Declaration.   Close to a hundred people attended in the meeting, including:

  • All the 8 countries concerned: Cameroon, Niger, Nigeria, Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sudan, South Sudan and Chad.
  • Regional and sub-regional organizations: ECCAS, COMIFAC, CILSS, GABAC, IGAD, CEBEVIRHA, CBLT, OCFSA, the Climate Commission for the Sahel region/CCRS).
  • Civil society
  • International NGOs
  • Multilateral organizations.

The country expert meeting was chaired by the Cameroon Minister of Forestry and Wildlife, His Excellency Mr. Jules Doret Ndongo, Acting Chairman of COMIFAC. It was graced by  Honourable Dr. Christian Ruck, Federal Republic of Germany CBFP Facilitator, Dr Honoré TABUNA, ECCAS Commissioner for the Environment, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Rural Development; Pastor Dr Cosma Wilungula Balongelwa, Director General of the Congolese Institute for Nature Conservation (ICCN), Mr. M. MAHAMAT GUEILLET Hemchi, Technical Advisor to the Chadian Presidency for Agriculture and Livestock; Executive and Permanent  Secretaries of sub-regional organizations, senior representatives of Prime Ministries, Ministries of Defence, Security, Agriculture, Livestock, Animal Production, Foreign Affairs, Territorial Administration, Forest and Environment of the countries concerned.

Taking ownership of and adopting the products of deliberations of the partners’ geographical blocs on the implementation of the N'Djamena Declaration

    Countries and sub-regional institutions concerned with the N’Djamena Declaration take ownership and approve all the products from the deliberations of each geographical block monitoring the implementation of the N’Djamena Declaration, namely:

  • the programmatic logical framework,
  • the budgeted roadmap,
  • the political and diplomatic action sheet and,
  • the outline for developing Country Investment Plans

At this stage, the estimated cost of all the measures proposed and resulting from the deliberations of the geographical blocs so far amounts to nearly EUR 150 million for the countries concerned.

Political, institutional and organizational support for the implementation of the N’Djamena Declaration approved by the countries concerned and sub-regional institutions.

The German CBFP Facilitation would no longer serve as the main organizer of country expert meetings and the process leading up to N’Djamena 2. This responsibility would rest with ECCAS working closely with IGAD and ECOWAS for the political component, with COMIFAC/OCFSA handling operational and organizational aspects.  The German CBFP Facilitation and the Leaders and Co-Leaders of the partners of the geographical blocs would play a supporting role.

The proposal on political, institutional and operational support produced by the Douala meeting is available for download below:

-R-Proposition de Portage de la Déclaration de Ndjamena_EN.pdf (743.2 KiB)

 

Roadmap towards N’Djamena 2 and Donors’ round table adopted

A roadmap has been adopted as part of preparations for N’Djamena 2 and the Donors round table. The roadmap is also available for download below.

-R-FEUILLE DE ROUTE Douala VF FR 22_07_21_EN.pdf (482.8 KiB)

 

Read about the work products of the geographical blocks on the follow-up of the implementation of the N'Djamena Declaration:

 

Documentation of the EAST Block - follow-up of the implementation of the N’Djamena Declaration

Results of the work of the geographical block WEST.  Please download the Document here below:

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Documentation of the West Block - follow-up of the implementation of the N'Djaména Declaration

Results of the work of the geographical block WEST. Please download the Document here below:

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Documentation of the Center Block - follow-up of the implementation of the N’Djamena Declaration

Results of the work of the geographical block CENTER. Please download the Document here below:

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