AREA OF EXPERTISE
AREA OF EXPERTISE
The prefectures of Vakaga and Bamingui-Bangoran are located along the border with Chad and Sudan. State services gradually withdrew from the North-East due to the conflicts and as the crisis unfolded (armed conflicts, food crises and degradation of natural resources). Nevertheless, the security context has improved in recent years, allowing the return of some of the administrative authorities (prefects and sub-prefects) to Bamingui Bangoran, as well as some deconcentrated services and state agencies. However, the cruel lack of resources and infrastructure needed by these authorities and the various service managers makes their deployment and installation difficult. The effective presence of the State in this region and all the basic social services available such as education, health, housing and access to drinking water are therefore still affected by the effects of the crisis. In fact, this is a region where opportunities for the development of agricultural and non-agricultural income-generating activities are limited and access to Water, Hygiene and Sanitation services is fragile.
Triangle Génération Humanitaire, Première Urgence Internationale and the Norwegian Refugee Council have decided to join forces to create a consortium for a 4-year action. The consortium covers all areas of North-Eastern CAR in a multi-sectorial approach : Water, Sanitation and Health, Food Security and Livelihoods and Education and Protection. The general objective of this consortium is to improve the socio-economic situation of vulnerable populations in the North East by facilitating and strengthening their access to basic services, sustainable natural resources and renewed economic opportunities. This will be achieved through the strengthening of state structures and community dynamics and by relying on participatory local development plans.
Triangle Génération Humanitaire is working in Vakaga prefecture, while Première Urgence Internationale and the Norwegian Refugee Council share Bamingui Bangoran as an intervention area. TGH, PUI and NRC are developing various activities such as advocacy campaigns with the authorities, and they are supporting public and para-state actors in setting up and strengthening basic services. They are also in charge of improving and strengthening sanitary infrastructures, access to water and waste management. On the education field, the NGOs encourage the establishment of school and protective environments and propose an accelerated education programme for out-of-school children. Secondly, NGOs are working to strengthen access to production resources and markets for agro-pastoral products. Furthermore, in Bamingui Bangoran, PUI and NRC are setting up alternative economic activities around the Bamingui and Saint Floris parks. In both prefectures, support is provided for animal health and TGH and PUI are contributing to the revitalization of the prefectural action committee for the monitoring of local development plans. Finally, the organizations support the production and marketing of agricultural production and help to structure and operationalize existing sales groups and cooperatives. They also contribute to the creation of vocational training and literacy schemes for young people who are not professionally qualified. In Vakaga, TGH encourages the creation and revitalization of businesses.
Sectors and areas of intervention of TGH, PUI and NRC in Vakaga and Bamingui-Bangoran prefectures in CAR