Since the adoption of the “Regional Initiative Against the Illegal Exploitation of Natural Resources” (RINR) through the Lusaka Declaration of Heads of State and Government in December 2010, the Executive Secretariat of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) has become the platform for dialogue in the development of regional strategies and has provided technical support to accompany the implementation process of the RINR at national level in Member States. Furthermore, the ICGLR Conference Secretariat is mandated to monitor the progress of implementation of the six tools of the RINR and assume the control role to ensure the credibility of the Initiative.
The six tools of the RINR adopted by ICGLR Heads of State and Government to implement the Protocol on the Fight against Illegal Exploitation of Natural Resources include, (1) Regional Certification Mechanism, (2) Harmonization of National Legislations, (3) Regional Database on Mineral Flows, (4) Formalization of the Artisanal Mining Sector,(5) Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) and (6) Whistleblowing Mechanism .
To fast-track the implementation of the six tools of the RINR, a Technical Unit on Natural Resources was established at the ICGLR Executive Secretariat based in Bujumbura, Burundi.
To ensure effective accomplishment of the above-mentioned tasks, the ICGLR Secretariat is recruiting a Technical Assistant to support the work of the ...
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