Civil society for a human security strategy in Mali

Contract partner: WANEP - West Africa Network for Peacebuilding, Regional SecretariatCountry: Mali Funding amount: € 800.000,00Project start: 01.11.2013End: 31.12.2016

Short Description:

Overall goal

In view of the complex and rapid changing realities, addressing the current crisis in Mali requires a comprehensive human security approach. Meaningful intervention to resolve the crisis is only possible if a platform for multi-level dialogue addressing the underlying root causes of the conflict is developed, sustained by communities in Mali and supported by other stakeholders.

Local civil society organizations (CSOs) are key to prepare, support and inform an inclusive and people-centered dialogue process. They can play an important mediating role and present a capacity to counter violent extremism, in particular within the scope of a regional framework.

With the overall goal to contribute to human security and sustainable peacebuilding efforts in Mali, the Austrian Development Cooperation supports the West Africa Network for Peacebuilding (WANEP), the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC) and Human Security Collective (HSC) to work towards the following key objectives:

• A strong, vibrant Malian civil society network that mobilizes a critical mass around the issues of human security and peacebuilding;

• Enabled network members formulating and upscaling a human security strategy for Mali that is gender-sensitive, feasible, and pays attention to the structural causes of the conflict;

• The international community, including regional bodies, engages with civil society for the development of security policies.

The project activities will focus on (1) preparing and setting up a multi-level process, (2) supporting national consultations and human security strategies, including strategies to counter violent-extremism, and (3) developing multi-stakeholder engagements and feedback mechanisms. By incorporating an international advocacy component, the project partners ensure that the initiative is connected to global policy processes affecting the West African region.

project number2717-00/2013
source of fundingOEZA
sector Frieden und Sicherheit
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    • 2= policy is the principal objective of the activity
  • Donor/ source of funding: The ADA is not only implementing projects and programmes of the Austrian Development Cooperation , but also projects funded from other sources and donors such as
    • AKF - Foreign Disaster Fund of the Austrian federal government
    • BMLFUW - Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water
    • EU - Funds of the European Commission
    • Others - various other donors are listed in ADA’s annual business report.
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