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Supporting the stabilisation and peace process (Mali)


Titre : Supporting the stabilisation and peace process (Mali)

Pays : Mali

Durée : 2016 to 2018

Commissioned by : German Federal Foreign Office

Following a military coup and an alliance forged between separatist rebels and terrorist Islamic groups, Mali faced a major political and security crisis in 2012. With the help of international military forces and the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) stationed in the country, the Government regained control of northern Mali and the country returned to democratic rule in 2013, when elections were held. A peace agreement signed in 2015 between Mali’s Government, pro-government armed groups and the key armed resistance group against central state authority is the main framework of reference for efforts to re-establish stability, achieve reconciliation and build peace.
The country’s key institutions face a wide variety of challenges. They are expected to accelerate the slow pace of implementation of the peace agreement, make the needs of the civilian population heard, mediate in conflicts, promote dialogue and reconciliation and also ensure that a peace dividend is visible for the population. Their human resources, financial and organisational capacities are limited, and there is insufficient coordination with ministries, state administrative structures, local authorities and the population. Human rights violations have yet to be addressed, which would pave the way for reconciliation throughout society. This continues to prevent stabilisation and the establishment of peace in the country.

Description _ The project is based on the experience and results of the Supporting the Dialogue and Reconciliation Process in Mali (2013–2016) project, which laid the foundation for the work of the Ministry of National Reconciliation and the Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission. During the first critical phase of the peace process, it helped to improve communication about the peace agreement and promote dialogue and conflict resolution in the regions. The current project is working with new partner structures and additional micro-projects to stabilise living conditions.
The project cooperates with the Ministry of National Reconciliation, the Trust, Justice and Reconciliation Commission, the Office of the President’s High Representative for Implementation of the Peace Agreement, the representation of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in Mali, decentralised state services, local authorities, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), foundations and experts. The partnerships are one of the cornerstones of the project.
The project operates in three areas of activity : * policy advice and institution building for the Ministry of National Reconciliation, the Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission and the Office of the President’s High Representative for Implementation of the Peace Agreement * nationwide support for dialogue and reconciliation measures ; micro-projects relating to reconciliation in the Mopti, Timbuktu, Kidal and Menaka regions * stabilisation measures by means of micro-projects in the Gao region.

Objectif : An inclusive stabilisation and peace process takes account of the development and reform needs defined in the peace agreement. By creating a tangible peace dividend, it promotes the population’s trust in the process and in Mali’s state authority. The institutions of the country’s peace architecture contribute to the process.

Partenaire du projet : Ministère de la Réconciliation Nationale (Ministry of National Reconciliation)

Présentation : GIZ

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