In order to operationalize the ISSSS, priority interventions have been planned and coordinated by the ISSSS Technical Secretariat, composed of MONUSCO’s Stabilization Support Unit (SSU) and STAREC.
The mission of the ISSSS Technical Secretariat finds its origin in a series of resolutions of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). The ISSSS Technical Secretariat aims to strengthen government engagement in the stabilization process, ensure the effective management of stabilization programs funded by the Stabilization Coherence Fund, strengthen the coordination of bilaterally funded programs aligned to the ISSSS, provide policy advice and up-to-date conflict analysis and document lessons learned based on a strong monitoring and evaluation system.
To support the roll out of the ISSSS and to maximize results of stabilization efforts the ISSSS Technical Secretariat relies on two operational mechanisms:
Mechanism 1: Multi-donor Stabilization Coherence Fund (SCF)
The SCF was established in 2015 and is governed by a National Funding Board, co-chaired by the Minister of Plan and MONUSCO’s DSRSG/RC/HC, and three Provincial Funding Boards, co-chaired by the Provincial Governors and MONUSCO’s Heads of Offices.
Financial support has been provided by the United Nations Peacebuilding Fund (PBF), the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Germany. The total amount of contributions to the SCF until December 2017 amounts to 40,265,165 USD.
Mechanism 2: Alignment of bilateral funded projects
The ISSSS Technical Secretariat also collaborates closely with bilateral donors and their implementing partners to align their projects to the ISSSS framework, enabling a coherent and holistic approach towards conflict transformation in the different priority zones. It further maximizes the impact of stabilization efforts funded through different mechanisms. The current aligned portfolio amounts to a budget of 120 million USD funded by the Netherlands, the United States, the United Kingdom, Sweden, Germany and UNDP/MONUSCO in partnership with the North Kivu Province.