The ICGLR has three decision making organs as follows:

Heads of State and Government Summit

This organ comprises of the Heads of State and Government of ICGLR Member States. It is chaired by a Head of State and Government of a Member State in rotation. The summit is held every two years to assess the implementation and domestication of the 2006 Pact on Security, Stability and Development in the Great Lakes Region. It is during this summit that various policy actions to accelerate the implementation of the Pact are approved.

The Regional Inter-Ministerial Committee (RIMC)

The RIMC is an organ composed of Ministers in-charge of Foreign Affairs in ICGLR Member States. It is the Executive organ of the conference that meets in an ordinary session twice a year or in an extraordinary session on the request by one Member State with the consent of absolute majority of other Member States.

The role of the RIMC is to report progress on the implementation the 2006 Pact on Security, Stability and Development in the Great Lakes Region and recommend policy options to the Heads of State and Government Summit.

The National Coordination Mechanism (NCM)

This organ is present in all ICLGR Member States and its role is to facilitate the implementation of the 2006 Pact on Security, Stability and Development in the Great Lakes

Our Mission

To reinforce the capacities of social and political institutions of ICGLR Member States in the areas of Democracy, Good Governance, Human Rights and Civic Education.

Our Approach

Operational Research and Analysis to Inform Policy Making Processes; Capacity Building and Training; Monitoring and Evaluation of Policies and Practices; Facilitating multi-actor Dialogue and Knowledge Banking and Dissemination.

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