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Cablegate: Developing a Matrix for Follow-Up Actions To

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Dept for AF/C, INL, S/SAI (Ross), S/P, PM, DRL/AE, EEB/ESC/IEC
USAID for A, AA/AFR, AFR/EA, AFR/SD, AFR/DP and AA/DCHA

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MASS, CG
SUBJECT: Developing a matrix for follow-up actions to
Secretary Clinton's August 10-12 visit to the
Democratic Republic of the Congo

REF: (A) KINSHASA 787; (B) KINSHASA 808

1. Background: A number of possible areas for U.S.-DRC cooperation
were discussed during Secretary Clinton's meetings with President
Kabila and Prime Minister Muzito (reftels). Embassy has developed a
matrix below, at para. 2., as the basis for implementing actions
discussed during the Secretary's visit. The same matrix in a graph
format will be sent to interested offices in Washington via e-mail.
Additional information with scopes of work for teams visiting the
DRC in furtherance of the plan of action and other data will follow
septel. End background.

2. Begin matrix:

A. Theme: Anti-corruption.
- Sub-areas: (1) The Congolese military (FARDC); and (2)
the Congolese civil service.
- Action items/next steps: Visit of Michael Hershman to
Kinshasa September 14-16. Visit to be followed by
October visit from a team of U.S. experts.
- U.S. Embassy POC: DCM Sam Brock. E-mail:
brocksv@state.gov; telephone: 243 81 556 0151 ext.
2602.
- GDRC Point of Contact: TBD.

B. Theme: Economic Governance
- Sub-areas: (1) Investment Climate; (2) Management of
- Mineral Wealth; and (3) Fiscal Transparency and Public
Financial Management.
- Action items/next steps: Visit of team of experts
in October. The team will include USG experts and one
member from the private sector, civil society or
academia.
- U.S. Embassy POC: Elizabeth Jaffee, Economic Counselor.
E-mail: jaffeeee@state.gov; Tel: 243 81 556 0151 ext.
2253.
- GDRC POC: TBD.

C. Theme: Security Sector Reform
- Sub-areas: Reduction of human rights violations,
including SGBV through (1) Sensitization of Congolese
police and military on SGBV; (2) Improved Salary Payment
Systems.
- Action items/next steps: Visit of team of U.S. experts
in October. The team would include USG experts and one
member from the private sector, civil society or
academia.
- U.S. Embassy POC's: Col. Thomas Crowder, Director,
Office of Security Cooperation; E-mail:
crowderta@state.gov;
Tel: 243 81 556 0151 ext. 2142; and
Phil Nelson, Political Counselor. E-mail:
NelsonPR@state.gov; Tel: 243 81 556 0151 ext. 2622.
- GDRC POC: TBD.

D. Theme: Sexual and Gender-Based Violence
- Sub-areas: TBD.
- Action items/next steps: Visit of the Secretary's Senior
Advisor for Innovation Alec Ross, together with S/P's
Mira Patel, to Kinshasa and Goma Sept. 9-12. This visit
will be followed by an October visit by a team of U.S.
experts.
- U.S. Embassy POC: USAID Director Steve Haykin. E-mail:
SHaykin@usaid.gov; Tel: 243 81 556 0151 ext. 2155 or 243
81 555 4434.
- GDRC: TBD.

E. Theme: Agriculture/Food Security
- Sub-areas: Build on the USG's broader goals and
objectives of promoting global food security.
- Action items/next steps: Visit of team of U.S. experts
in October. The team would include USG experts and one
Q in October. The team would include USG experts and one
member from the private sector, civil society or
academia.
- U.S. Embassy POC: Joe Hirsch, Director, Office of
Livelihoods, USAID; E-mail: jhirsch@usaid.gov;

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- Tel: 243 81 556 0151 ext. 2357.
- GDRC: TBD.

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