UNODC contribution to the UN Regional Integrated Strategy for the Sahel (Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger)

Contract partner: UNODC - United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime Country: Subsahara-Afrika, regional/länderübergreifend Funding amount: € 1.350.000,00 Project start: 01.11.2013 End: 31.12.2017

Short Description:

Overall goal

The main objective of the project is to support the development of accessible, efficient and accountable criminal justice systems in the Sahel, in order to effectively combat illicit trafficking drug trafficking, organized crime, terrorism and corruption in the region. By doing so, national authorities will be in a much better position to identify and dismantle organized crime syndicates and terrorist groups active in their respective countries, which will go a long way in deterring their illicit activities. To this end, the project will strengthen the capacity of national counterparts in the following areas:

1) National legislation and regional and international cooperation mechanisms;

2) Scientific evidence in support to judicial investigations and proceedings;

3) Borders and interdiction;

4) Investigation, prosecution and adjudication of criminal cases;

5) Material and financial aspects of adjudications;

6) Fair judicial procedures and human rights; and

7) National prison systems.

The activities will primarily focus on Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger, and to a lesser extent on Algeria, Libya, Nigeria and Senegal. About 500 persons per year are expected to be direct beneficiaries of the activities such as trainings and regional conferences.

The project falls under the UNODC Contribution to the UN Regional Integrated Strategy for the Sahel 2013-2017, as well as the UNODC Regional Programmes for West Africa (2010-2014) and the Regional Programme for the Arab States (2011-2015). Through the implementation of project activities, UNODC will contribute to the UN Regional Integrated Strategy for the Sahel, in particular its security and governance pillars, within the political and operational frameworks of the Economic Community for West African States (ECOWAS).

project number 2601-01/2013
source of funding OEZA
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.
  • Type of Aid – Aid modalities: classifies transfers from the donor to the first recipient of funds such as budget support, core contributions and pooled programmes and funds to CSOs and multilateral organisations, project-type interventions, experts and other technical assistance, scholarships and student costs in donor countries, debt relief, administrative costs and other in-donor expenditures.
  • Purpose/ sector code: classifies the specific area of the recipient’s economic or social structure, funded by a bilateral contribution.
  • 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.