Mandera CSIC working on key issues

Mandera, June 7, 2017:

The latest quarterly meeting of the Mandera County Security and Intelligence Committee (CSIC) generated a number of key issues that will guide the work of the committee and its partners throughout the summer.

The meeting, which was held in Mandera’s Red Sea Resort on Wednesday, June 7, was attended by six members of the CSIC, as well as representatives from four Jamii Thabiti downstream partners and a number of civil society organisations and peace partners in the county.

The issues discussed in depth at the meeting included:

  • How to build closer collaboration between non-state actors and security agents for the benefit and security of the county.
  • Sharing of work plans amongst peace actors to avoid duplication and purposes of coordination.
  • How CSOs can educate the public on responsibilities of good citizenry.
  • For the CSIC to identify inter-communal conflict hotspots and come up with action plans to counter any election related conflicts in the upcoming general election.
  • To seek inter-governmental /departmental (county & National government) solutions for victims of VAWG, particularly those who have been ostracised by relatives for refusing to curtsey or bow at informal justice systems.