1st Annual International Forum on the Development of the Lake Chad Region

Lake Chad Basin: Climate Change, Security, Resilience and Development Recovery

April 11 - 12, 2022 | Abuja, Nigeria


About the Event

1st Annual International Forum on the Development of the Lake Chad Region

The Annual International Forum on the Development of Lake Chad will bring together high level local and international actors and decision makers, which includes, amongst others, representatives from ministries of Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria, the LCBC and the World Bank and governors and other stakeholders.

The 1st edition of the forum will have as participants several personalities including PROLAC’s supervising ministers from the four countries (Cameroon, Niger, Nigeria, Chad), the LCBC, universities, research institutions, project beneficiaries, the media, etc. The hybrid event will take place on 11th-12th April 2022 at the International Conference Center in Abuja, Nigeria.


9:00 - 10:30

Session 1: Opening Ceremony

11:00 - 12:30

Session 2: Climate change and natural resources

Moderator: Pr. Zakaria Ousmane Ramadane
14:00 - 15:30

Session 3: Peace and Security in the region

Moderator: Prof. Maikorema Zakari(University Abdou Moumouni, Niamey)
16:00 - 17:30

Session 4: Resilience and Development

Moderator: Mr. Alioune Tine Founder of Africajon Center (Dakar), Senegal
8:30 – 10:00

Session 5: Knowledge Management

Moderator: Prof. Ibrahim Baba Goni, Université de Maiduguri
8:30 – 10:00

Session 6: Implementation of Projects and Programmes in the Lake Chad Basin, Lessons Learned

Moderator: Pr Allou Mahaman Tidjani (University Abdou Moumouni)
8:30 – 10:00

Parallel Session Link between conflict, environmental degradation, and climate change

Moderator: Dr ALI Abdelrahmane Haggar (University of N’Djamena)
10:30 -11:40

Session 7: Restitution of technical workshops

Chief Rapporteur (Dr. Sitou Lawali, Reader, University Dan Dicko of Maradi)
14:00 - 16:00

Session 8: Final Communiqué and Closing of Forum Chief Rapporteur

Meet the Speakers

Mamman Nuhu

Executive Secretary, LCBC
Head of Mission, MNJTF

Sadiya Umar Farouk

Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, Nigeria

Mohammed Alkali

Managing Director/ CEO NEDC

Florence Sylvestre

Director of Research at Research Institute of Development

Ibrahim Baba Goni

Professor of Hydrogeology at the Department of Geology, University of Maiduguri, Nigeria

Kossoumna Liba’a Natali

Géographe et Professeur titulaire des Universités. Il est diplômé de l’Université Paul Valéry Montpellier III en France

About the Organisers

The Lake Chad Region Recovery and Development Project (PROLAC, $170 million) is the first World Bank-funded regional project dedicated to help address challenges in the Lake Chad region. Together with an additional financing to the Multi-Sectoral Crisis Recovery Project for North Eastern Nigeria (MCRP AF, $176 million), the two projects will lay the foundations for future regional and coordinated investments that will improve access to regional markets, promote value-chain development and revive cross-border and regional trade.

Our Sponsors

Our Sponsors

It is not possible to host several seminars in different locations without helping hands. We have several sponsors who volunteer to help us physically and financially to make things happen.

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