2nd SECCI TECHNICAL COMMITTEE MEETING Meeting minutes and Recommendations

Date: 2020
Type: Report


The second Technical Committee (TC) meeting for the EUTF co-funded project Support for Effective Cooperation and Coordination for Cross-border Initiative (SECCCI) was held virtually on 11th August 2020. The TC's two main objectives: 1.To discuss and define realistic ways forward for the remaining timeframe of implementation of SECCCI project activities until project's end in February 2021, by identifying which activities can be achieved and which should be accelerated; 2.To ensure SECCCl's sustainability ensuring that SECCCI, as an existing cross-border structure for development, can be scaled-up and replicated. · Based on the AU Borderlands Development Strategy where the mandate of the major stakeholder at different levels (AU, RECs, Member States, Local Communities, Private Sector, CSOs etc) are clearly defined. · In this respect, Mr. Okeke informed the participants that UNDP has recently established the African Borderlands Centre, a continental-wide hub that provides the knowledge base and coordination framework for addressing borderland and cross-border challenges in Africa. Given the strong consistency between the SECCCI mandate and the objectives of the UNDP African Borderlands Hub, UNDP is already exploring options and solutions to align and integrate the SECCCI project within the African Borderlands Hub's vision.