The French Development Agency & European Union
With the aim of increasing resilience and autonomy, particularly among young people who are prepared to invest in the economic recovery of the region, this project lasts 4 years and concerns 4 geographical areas: the Diffa region in Niger, Borno State in Nigeria, the Lake Chad region of Chad, and the Extreme North region of Cameroon. The RESILAC project involves 90 000 direct beneficiaries and 1 600 000 indirect beneficiaries.
Four intervention pillars
1. REINFORCEMENT OF HUMAN CAPITAL AND SOCIAL COHESION
- Social cohesion
- Mental health and trauma
- Secure management of access to natural resources
2. ECONOMIC RECOVERY
- Local economy and youth employment
- Rural youth and jobs
- Reinforcement of value chains
3. REINFORCEMENT OF INSTITUTIONAL CAPACITIES AND PROGRAMMES
- Implementation of the project with the public and local authorities,
- Local civil society organisations
- Lesson learning and feedback about successful methods
4. KNOWLEDGE PRODUCTION
- Programme monitoring and evaluation system
- Action-research and knowledge management programme
Groupe URD is in charge of the fourth pillar. We carried out exploratory field visits in Cameroon, Niger, Chad and Nigeria in 2017 in order to refine the operational planning of the project.
An innovative approach
RESILAC is designed to be an agile solution that adapts continuously to the region’s climatic and security challenges.
This approach also makes it possible to:
- Monitor the development of the project and continuously learn lessons, while ensuring that the project respects the principle of “doing no harm”,
- Shed light on operational issues that emerge during the project due to the short-term production of knowledge.
See the results of the initial data collection survey:
- Detailed Regional Report, July 2019;
- Data in Mindif and Dargala, in the Far North region of Cameroon, July 2019;
- Data in the Diffa region of Niger, June 2019;
- Data in Lake Chad province, June 2019.