What will we do?
The G7 Lake Chad Risk Assessment Project is a concerted effort to address the critical gap in knowledge and action on climate and fragility risks in the region, in a timely and practical manner. The process-oriented, locally grounded, integrated risk assessment of the Lake Chad region, aims to provide:
- An identification of linked risks and resilience dimensions
- Substantive policy recommendations for foreign policy makers on entry points for intervention in the region, and effective modes of engagement.
The assessment will build upon the G7 commissioned report A New Climate For Peace and apply these conclusions to the Lake Chad context.
The project will use the Planetary Security Initiative (PSI)’s annual conferences in 2017 and 2018 as a platform to both generate and validate knowledge and to share the assessment approach and findings amongst the global community of practice on climate and security.
The assessment includes the following components:
- A comprehensive analysis of the interconnected and compound climate-fragility risks based on primary data and a strong participatory process.
- A climate-fragility check on policies, strategies, initiatives and programs of the G7 as well as national governments from the region and other important actors such as the EU and the World Bank.
- Targeted policy recommendations to ministries of foreign affairs and donors and practical recommendations for implementing agencies on addressing climate and security risks in the Lake Chad region.
Inception phase: 4 September 2017 – 31 December 2017
Assessment phase: January 2018 – June 2019
The assessment will be carried out by a consortium of leading research institutes led by adelphi:
- adelphi – to lead in project management, development of assessment approach, lead in climate-fragility assessment and drafting outputs.
- Institut de recherche pour le développement (IRD) (France) – to provide climate expertise on Lake Chad, including a base line of climate and environmental context.
- Woodrow Wilson Center – to support with analysis, report editing and outreach activities.
Local expertise and engagement will be provided by a
- local research team, led by Maiduguri-based conflict analysis expert, IRD local partners and Lake Chad Basin Commission
Stay up to date
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adelphi resources on Lake Chad
- VIDEO Janani Vivekananda (project leader) on the adelphi workshop on Lake Chad climate fragility
- VIDEO Dan Smith (SIPRI) on Climate Change, Marginalization, Terrorism - What to do about Lake Chad?
- VIDEO Carl Skau on the UN Security Council mission to Lake Chad 2017
- VIDEO Peter Fischer (German Federal Foreign Office) on G7 activities on climate and fragility