What will we do?
The 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 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.
Assessment phase: November 2017 – 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.
- Centre Européen de Recherche et d’Enseignement des Géosciences de l’Environnement (CEREGE) (France) – to provide climate expertise on Lake Chad, including a base line of climate and environmental context.
Local expertise and engagement will be provided by
- Grassroots Researchers Association (GRA) - a Maiduguri-based non-profit organisation conducting empirical research and conflict analysis in northeast Nigeria and the Lake Chad Basin region
- CEREGE local partners and Lake Chad Basin Commission
- Centre de Recherches en Anthropologie et Sciences Humaines (CRASH) in N’Djaména provides research on the conflict context in the Lake Chad region
Stay up to date
- The Twitter accounts @adelphi_berlin and @ClimateDiplo and the hashtag #LakeChad will help you stay up to date with the developments in the Lake Chad region and with the progress of the Lake Chad Risk Assessment Project.
- The Lake Chad Crisis Knowledge Hub provides further resources on the current situation in the Lake Chad Basin region.
- You may also subscribe to our bi-monthly newsletter “Environment, Conflict and Cooperation” to receive latest news, and visit www.ecc-platform.org for articles and videos revolving around climate and security.
adelphi resources on Lake Chad
- VIDEO Janani Vivekananda (project leader) on the adelphi workshop on Lake Chad climate fragility at the 2017 Stockholm Forum on Peace and Development
- 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
- ARTICLE Stockholm conclusions on climate-fragility risks around Lake Chad
- CASE STUDY Lake Chad – Interstate Conflicts and Cooperation
- INTERVIEW The most complex humanitarian crisis of our time? – Hinrich Thölken (German Federal Foreign Office) on Lake Chad
- FACTSHEET Lake Chad Risk Assessment Project