Democracy And Good Governance


The Heads of State and Government of Member States of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region during the signing of the Pact on Security, Stability and Development in the Great Lakes Region, committed to entrench values, principles and norms on democracy, good governance and respect for human rights in the framework of Programme of Action for Democracy and Good Governance in order to:
  • Establish regional mechanisms which work together to strengthen the rule of law in the region, to promote human rights and combat impunity.
  • Consolidate the democratization process by enhancing institutional capacity, by promoting political participation of all segments of society, and by developing and implementing communication and information strategies.
  • Harmonize and coordinate policies on the protection and rational management of natural resources in the region.


The Regional Action Program on the Promotion of Democracy and Good Governance comprises three sub-programs and three protocols. The sub-programs are the following:

1. Rule of law, the Fight against Crimes against Humanity, and Human Rights which includes
2. Consolidation of Democratization Processes which includes
  • The Regional Forum for Parliamentarians;
  • The Forum for Women
  • The Multi-Purpose Youth Forum
  • The Consultative Commitee on Vulnerable Groups;
  • The Forum for Civil Society
  • The management of Information and Communication.
3. Rational Management of Resources

Which comprises the Régional Initiative on the fight against the Illegal Exploitation of Natural Resources comprised of the Six Tools as adopted by the Special Summit of ICGLR Heads of State and Government in Lusaka, Zambia in December 2010. The Six Tools are as follows:

  • Regional Certification Mechanism
  • Harmonization of National Legislations
  • Regional Database on Mineral Flows
  • Formalization of the Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining (ASM) Sector
4. The Protocols are



The International Conference
on the Great Lakes
Region - ICGLR​

For Peace, Security, Stability and Development

The International Conference on the Great Lakes Region - ICGLR

For Peace, Security, Stability and Development