Vision and Mission

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WHAT IS OUR VISION :

By 2018, the Conference Secretariat (CS) is an efficient and effective institution and the focal point coordinating the implementation of the Pact and other related initiatives of Member States and other stakeholders .

WHAT IS OUR MISSION:

To be an effective and dynamic institution which: • Coordinates;

• Facilitates

• Monitors and

Ensures the implementation of the Pact and other initiatives, in order to attain peace, security, stability and development in the Great Lakes Region.

WHAT IS OUR ROLE:

The Secretariat is the technical arm and coordinating body of the ICGLR process.

Its functions are the following:

• Ensuring the implementation of the decisions of Summit and the Inter-Ministerial Committee, and reporting on it;

• Ensuring implementation of the Pact and execution of the Programs of Action, Projects and Protocols;

• Organizing the meeting of the Summit, the Inter-Ministerial Committee and of the other conference structures and forums;

• Harmonizing of co-operation with the partners and relevant regional economic communities;

• Establishing a work program and budget relating to its activities ensuring of their implementation.

WHAT IS OUR ADDED VALUE:

• The Pact promotes one joint initiative of 11 countries of the Region in dealing with issues of peace, stability and development in the Great Lakes Region;

• The Pact creates an institutional and legal framework in addressing issues pertinent to the Great Lakes Region;

• The Pact establishes a Peer Review Mechanism specific to the Great Lakes Region;

• The Pact defines common standards and approaches to relevant issues in the Great Lakes Region;

• The ICGLR provides a comprehensive regional approach to peace building reconstruction and development

Headquarters of the ICGLR on Boulevard du Japon, No 38, P.O.BOX 7076, Bujumbura, BURUNDI