The ISSSS supports stabilization efforts in five provinces in Eastern Congo, namely North-Kivu, South-Kivu, Ituri, Haut-Uele and Bas-Uele. In the five provinces, 13 Priority Zones were identified and formally recognized in July 2014 by SSU, UNCT, International and national NGOs, STAREC, governmental representatives and civil society representatives from each province. The ISSSS is currently active in six zones (including Beni Nord).
For each Priority Zone a Conflict and Needs Assessment (CANA) was conducted in 2014. Four of them have been updated in 2016. Based on the CANAs, provincial stabilization strategies and priority action plans have been developed together with the key stakeholders (provincial ministries, UN agencies, local and international NGOs, donors and MONUSCO representatives).