2. Installation of problem-solving platforms, which serve as working groups for conflict resolution and consensus building, especially on land tenure and resource use issues

Published: 22 February 2023
Last edited: 22 February 2023

The project initiated various platforms for problem solving (e.g., one on delineation of borders between territorial units); the platforms serve as working groups for conflict resolution and consensus building. When creating the platforms, the project appointed members from the different stakeholder groups, provided them with intensive training and guidance, and established complaint mechanisms.


Management planning
Scale of implementation

Enabling factors

GIZ considered the reality of marginalized groups within the Indigenous population and their development vision. To this end, it closely involved the local population in project conception, relying on Free Prior Informed Consent (FPIC) as a decisive principle for action. In addition, promoting dialogue between local communities, Territorial Councils, and Municipalities is necessary to minimize conflict and build trust between different actors. 


Lessons learned

  • Safeguard systems and conflict analyses can help identify risks and integrate appropriate measures into the project concept and implementation. 


  • In the project planning phase, it is crucial to allow enough time and budget for participatory development of the project approach and for meaningful safeguards processes.

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