The Lake Chad Region, which traditionally has had porous borders between the four countries around the lake (Cameroon, Niger, Nigeria and Chad), has been affected by a major crisis in the last ten years. This cannot be seen solely as a security crisis. It has a variety of roots, with numerous other factors are at play, whether economic, sociological, climatic, etc. Coordinated by Johanna Baché, this study aims to improve understanding of the context and the source of current and future tensions, identify endogenous conflict prevention and resolution mechanisms and the impact that the crisis has had on their effectiveness, and identify existing measures to build peace and reinforce dialogue.
The objective of this study is to allow the RESILAC teams to identify conflict prevention, mediation and resolution mechanisms in order to define reinforcement strategies to deal with conflicts in the territories where the project is being implemented.
- Analyse the nature and the causes of current conflicts/tensions in the operational areas.
- Identify endogenous conflict prevention, mediation and resolution mechanisms at the community, local, national and regional levels.
- Identify local, national and international measures to build peace and dialogue in the operational areas.
- Support agile decision-making.
The RESILAC project was launched in December 2017 for a duration of 4 years. It aims to contribute to economic recovery and rebuild the social fabric in the region. Groupe URD provides technical support and is responsible for monitoring, knowledge management and learning.