On the 7th June 2016, Dr Georges Muamba Tshibasu, the Executive Secretary of GVTC received Mr Arnayd de Vanssay, Rural Development Team Leader and Mr Machiels Olivier, Programme Officer, Climate Change Focal Point and Delegation Evaluation Correspondent of European Commission, Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (DEVCO), European Delegation to Rwanda-Kigali.
The objective of the European Union Delegation mission was to understand the mandate of GVTC, its vision, objectives, activities, achievements, partners, as well as the challenges this intergovernmental organization is facing within its day to day activities.
The Executive Secretary of GVTC, together with his two Executive Deputies, shared much more about GVTC and its scope, the vision, the goal, the structures, the management tools which allow GVTC to executive its mission to promote conservation of protected areas within the three countries (DRC, Rwanda & Uganda).
Challenges and priories were also addressed as follows: (1) ensure a high level political commitment; (2) the implementation of the GVTC Transboundary Management Plan; (3)ensure a conservation compatible socio-economic development of communities depending on protected areas; and (4) a financial sustainability for GVTC.
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