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The prospects for stabilization, recovery, and resilience in the Lake Chad Basin Region

Monday 24 January 2022, 1pm

A joint webinar organised by the Centre for Global Development, Centre for Global Security Challenges, the Lake Chad Basin Commission and UNDP:

Event Synopsis:

It is estimated that more than 30 million people are dependent on the water system of Lake Chad for their livelihoods.  Yet the Lake is shrinking caused by a range of human and environmental pressures.  The region, which spans the territories of Cameroon, Niger, Nigeria, and Chad, has experienced recent violent conflict from groups affiliated with Boko Haram.  The drivers of conflict are multiple and complex, and the region is the focus of layers of effort from local, national, regional and international actors to promote stability and ensure long term recovery and resilience for the affected population. In light of the above and with the support of the African Union and UNDP, in 2018 the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC) developed a five-year “Regional Strategy for the Stabilization, Recovery & Resilience of the Boko Haram-affected Areas of the Lake Chad Basin (RSS)”. It provides a robust framework for addressing these complex and urgent challenges and recognises the need for a comprehensive, multi-sectoral and coordinated set of local, national, and cross-border efforts. At the heart of its strategic approach is the recognition of the nexus between security, Humanitarian, Development and Peace (HDP) issues and calls for a “New Way of Working” based on “a whole of society approach” to be at the heart of the response to the Lake Chad Basin crisis.

This webinar aims to provide an overview of the current context and dynamics in the Lake Chad region and stimulate discussion on the various interventions led by the Lake Chad Basin Commission within the framework of the RSS.



  1. H.E Mamman Nuhu (Ambassador) (Executive Secretary- Lake Chad Basin Commission): “Overview of the LCBC RSS, Scope of interventions
  2. Dr Chika Charles Aniekwe (Senior Advisor & Head of Stabilisation, UNDP/Lake Chad Basin Commission): “Practicalities and Peculiarities of Civil-Military-Humanitarian Engagement in the LCB region
  3. Dr Pedi Obani (Assistant Professor, School of Law, University of Bradford): “Legal and institutional frameworks for water resources governance in the Lake Chad Basin Region
  4. Dr Uche Okpara, (UK Research and Innovation Future Leaders Fellow at the Natural Resources Institute, University of Greenwich): “Complex relationships between climate change, violent conflict, and fragility in the Lake Chad Basin Region


Event details

Date: Monday, 24th January 2022

Time: 13:00 GMT

Venue: Zoom (Register for link)

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