Support to the strategic development of UN DPO OROLSI’s regional engagement in the Sahel

07/07/2020 - 21/02/2021

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At the request of the Assistant Secretary-General for Rule of Law and Security Institutions, OROLSI seeks to establish a comprehensive approach to strategically and operationally strengthen rule of law and security institutions. Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger have been identified as priority countries. The objective of OROLSI’s engagement in those three priority countries is to provide strategic advice and technical support complementary to existing strategies and frameworks by drawing on specialist expertise available in OROLSI and its partners, within the Global Focal Point for Rule of Law arrangement.

In this regard, OROLSI sought the support of ISSAT/DCAF to jointly and gradually develop the regional engagement in the Sahel, starting in three priority countries (Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso), and building on OROLSI’s experience and expertise in MINUSMA and UNOWAS. The objective of ISSAT’s support is to analyze the key findings of previously conducted assessments, map relevant existing frameworks by international partners and identify gaps in areas under OROLSI purview. This analysis and mapping shall lead to the development of tailored recommendations on how OROLSI can complement those frameworks and address identified gaps including through the implementation of programmatic activities in this region.

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