Great Lakes Project - Securing Peace in Uganda, Burundi and Rwanda

Contract partner: ICG - International Crisis GroupCountry: Subsahara-Afrika, regional/länderübergreifend Funding amount: € 300.000,00Project start: 01.07.2008End: 30.06.2010

Short Description:

Overall goal

Aim of the project is to support the efforts of national governments, the EU, the UN and other international and regional organisations, to build lasting peace and prevent and contain the outbreak of further conflict in the Great Lakes.

ICG provides a source of informed, independent analysis of key trends and developments on the ground in the Great Lakes region, with a particular focus on Burundi and Uganda, and monitors and reports on events in the wider Central Africa region that affect prospects for peace in these two countries.

Practical policy recommendations aimed at supporting the peace process in Burundi, ending the conflict in Northern Uganda, and advancing necessary institutional reforms to improve governance in both countries are given.

ICG mobilises political support - within Burundi and Uganda and the wider Central African region, as well as in Europe, North America and the international community at large - for the implementation of such policy recommendations.

In particular, the project focuses in Uganda on issues in connection with the Juba peace process (LRA), the Security Sector Reform and land-related conflict potential in Northern Uganda, and in Burundi on the internal political crisis and transitional justice.

project number2235-00/2008
source of fundingOEZA
sector Frieden und Sicherheit
  • Policy marker: are used to identify, assess and facilitate the monitoring of activities in support of policy objectives concerning gender equality, aid to environment, participatory development/good governance, trade development and reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health. Activities targeting the objectives of the Rio Conventions include the identification of biodiversity, climate change mitigation, climate change adaptation, and desertification.
    • 1= policy is a significant objective of the activity
    • 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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  • Tied/Untied: Untied aid is defined as loans and grants whose proceeds are fully and freely available to finance procurement from all OECD countries and substantially all developing countries. Transactions are considered tied unless the donor has, at the time of the aid offer, clearly specified a range of countries eligible for procurement which meets the tests for “untied” aid.