D.R. Congo, North-Kivu, city of Goma, District Goma,
Qr. Himbi, Avenue de la paix n° 235
Phone: +243 991 324314
Who are we ?
Le Réseau d’Analystes des relations internationales dans la région des grands lacs(RARIP-RG) or in English “The network of analysts for international relations in the Great Lakes Region” is a non-government organization committed to peacebuilding and the promotion of environmental justice in the Great Lakes Region, through finding reliable information and analysis.
This group was created in 2014 by a group of Congolese and Rwandese citizens who had gathered for peace under the coordination of Mialumbu Bwale La vie.
This network now constitutes an excellent exchange framework of analysts which take part in dialogues between organizations of the civil society and local and international NGO’s, all who are working on general issues which affect their daily lives and the social well-beings of people in the Great Lakes Region. Common topics of discussion and analysis include:
– The security of human rights
– Peace (management and resolution of conflicts)
– The promotion of women, children and gender equality
– Democracy and good governance
– Protection of the environment and natural resources
– Research, analysis and communication
Why our organization ?
RARIP-RGL wants to find solutions through the following different pillars:
1. The management and resolution of conflicts
Retreats about peaceful co-existence will be organized for citizens of diverse countries for reflection-sessions on current issues. Following the reflection-sessions, there will be collection of ideas so everyone can share their perspectives and work on coming to resolutions together.
Following these meetings or conferences, varying types of groups will be created within universities, secondary and primary schools and communities, with the goal of reflecting and taking action towards peace and conflict resolution.
2. Democracy and good governance
– Fight against corruption, diversions, influence peddling, illegal enrichment
– Transparency in the exploitation of natural resources
– The implementation of awareness programs for religious leaders and leaders of the civil society organizations in each country of the Great Lakes Region. The goals of these programs being the promotion of women leadership and working towards the implementation of an electorate favorable to women
– Sensitization of state- and non-state actors for the respect of public freedom, before, during and after elections (leaders of political parties, leaders of the social society, media, ONGDH, police, ANR, judicial power) in the region.
3. Human rights and environment
– Warning and filing a complaint against the violation of human rights and danger in order to educate and protect those in need. This includes abandoned children and those recruited for undeserved work (i.e. soldiers, miners)
– Creation of a commission for the protection and promotion of the environment by alerting communities of the current issues, abuse and pollution of the environment, followed by creating plans and taking concrete measures to stop those abuses.
– Promoting the plans of trees that will be subsidized and protected by binding legal measures; motivating or encouraging governments to adopt laws against the destruction of the environment and for them to ensure their respect towards nature; protecting water against pollution and cleaning up habitats.
– Programs of legal and judicial assistance for victims of torture and sexual abuse.
– Monitoring and securing the respect of the rights for the oppressed, especially children and women.
– Creating campaigns for the fight against deforestation, and working towards reforestation through the use of the ‘community nursery’
4. Research and communication
– Undertake research (socio-historical research) in order to discover the people’s origins and reveal their convergences. Through this revelation, a peaceful co-existence will occur, and shed light on the origin of the ethnic hatred as maintained by politicians (divide to reign/rule).
– Establishing a research center in order to allow the population of the region to be equipped and informed about the different realities concerning justice, environmental issues, human rights, peace, democracy and good governance of the area