A delegation led by the RECSA Executive Secretary, Mr. Théoneste Mutsindashyaka undertook a successful mission to the Democratic Republic of Congo from July 3rd to 5th, 2017; seeking to consolidate gains made in implementing the Nairobi Protocol for the prevention, control and reduction of small arms and light weapons in the Great Lakes Region, the Horn of Africa and bordering states..
During the visit, the delegation held bilateral talks with the DRC Deputy Minister for Internal Affairs Hon. Basile Olongo, Minister for Defense Hon. Crispin Atama Tabe and the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Hon. Aggé Matembo.
Cat Tully, FDSD Trustee, for example, underlines The critical role of effective, accountable and inclusive institutions in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals , alongside widespread participation, in being able to address the complex issues thrown up by sustainable development, such as climate change, inequality or security. It may be argued that SDG 17 – the Means of Implementation – addresses this challenge through its focus on policy coherence and delivery through multi-stakeholder partnerships ( and ). However, it does not fully address the needs for widespread participation and accountability in monitoring, design, implementation, and scrutiny, as well as in addressing the ‘crisis of democracy’ in many countries.