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The Life & Peace Institute (LPI) and the African Union Border Programme (AUBP) are in the process of establishing a Borderlands Civil Society Consultative Forum which among others will serve as a consultative mechanism to support the implementation of the AUBP. The Forum will develop a joint workplan to strengthen collaboration and coordination in programming related to cross border cooperation[1] and border governance. Furthermore, the forum will adopt a monitoring and evaluation mechanism to track its performance and effectiveness in the process.

In this regard, the AUBP and LPI will invite applications from qualified borderlands CSOs to register as members of the forum. Suitable members of the forum must fulfil the requirements below:

  • Must be located or have projects/programmes in the borderlands of the East and Horn of Africa region
  • Be legal entities registered under respective laws of respective countries where they operate
  • Must have been involved in cross-border cooperation programming for at least 3 years
  • Have good reputation with the State and the communities where they operate
  • Have access to reliable internet connectivity to facilitate their participation in online consultations
  • Must be involved in at least one of the following programme areas: -
    • capacity building and advocacy on border governance-related topics
    • conflict prevention and resolution
    • border security especially combating cross-border crime, terrorism, and other forms of crime
    • border management
    • cross border trade
    • cross border cultural initiatives
    • cross border health
    • cross border education
    • transboundary resource management including environmental conservation and agro-pastoral activities
    • any other cross-border activities

Interested civil society organizations are asked to complete the online application form and sign the data protection declaration by 10.10.2021

Upon completion kindly send to: aubp@africa-union.org


Click the link below:

Application Form for the AUBP/LPI Borderlands CSOs Consultative Forum

Posted by Abraham Kebede

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