Lusaka, 10th November 2017: The ICGLR Levy Mwanawasa Regional Centre (LMRC) hosted a Consultative Meeting with Experts working on Resilience in Zambia at its Headquarters in Lusaka, on 10th November 2017. The goal of the meeting was to discuss the implementation of the Eastern Africa Resilience Innovation Hub (EARIH) programme and to identify potential areas of partnership with other organisations working on resilience in Zambia.

CaptureParticipants to the meeting included three Senior Programme Specialists from the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) of Canada and heads or representatives from the Consulting House (TCH)/EARIH, the Southern African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (SACCORD), the Zambia Centre for Inter Party Dialogue (ZCID), the Zambia Institute of Diplomacy and international Studies (ZIDIS), the Dag Hammarskjöld Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies of the Copperbelt University (CBU),  the Department of Political Science and Public Administration of the University of Zambia (UNZA) and the ICGLR LMRC Management Team and staff.

The Eastern Africa Resilience Innovation Hub (EARIH) is a Consortium funded by the IDRC comprising of three organisations namely the ICGLR LMRC, the Consulting House (TCH) and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development-Conflict Early Warning and Response Mechanism (IGAD-CEWARN).

Participants exchanged experiences and lessons learned from their respective interventions in the areas of resilience and conflict prevention. Then, they proposed options for the way forward, including the need to intensify efforts to ensure that research findings go beyond policy uptake; to create synergy between research institutions and the academia with a view to rise the next generation of researchers by supporting research work on resilience; as well as to establish a peer learning platform through which information can be shared. They also recommended strengthening resilience work initiatives in the Great Lakes Region by including other partners and building on the EARIH comparative advantage. 

In addition, IDRC expressed interest to collaborate with the ICGLR LMRC in integrating diverse efforts in the Region on a number of thematic areas including youth unemployment, Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) and management of extractive industry.

 

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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