The Permanent Mission of Nigeria, in collaboration with the Permanent Missions of Cameroon, Niger and Chad Republics to the United Nations, the University of Oklahoma, Kaabah Foundation (Nigeria), Association la Plume pour la Culture et le Developpment (Chad) and Al-Najat Foundation (Kuwait), among others, formally wish to invite you to the Third International Conference on the Lake Chad, 5-6 August 2019 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.
ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
The present humanitarian crisis in the Lake Chad Basin Region is one of the most challenging and complex in the world for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals United Nations Agenda 2030 and African Union’s Agenda 2063. It is not only the scale of the current humanitarian crisis that requires the Lake Chad Basin Region to be placed very high on the global agenda, but also the nature and dynamics the crisis places on the intersection of fragile ecosystems degradation, governance structures and resource stresses caused by climate change (The Intersection of Global Fragility and Climate Risks). To deliver effective and sustainable responses to the climate crisis, there must be collaboration across sectors, establishing public-private partnerships, across different institutions and at all administrative levels so that the policy environment is consistent and supported by all (UN-Water).
The two-day conference with a theme, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Implementation in Lake Chad Basin Region (LCBR): UN System and Non-State Actors Exploring New Ways of Cooperation, will focus on the following;
- Strengthening the knowledge base for SDG implementation in the Lake Chad, including successes, challenges and barriers; continue highlighting the interdependent relationship between and among climate action and related security risks, water, economy, education, and health and well-being in the Lake Chad Region
- Facilitating multi-stakeholder engagement on SDGs implementation in the Lake Chad Basin region between national governments, the private sector, the Lake Chad Basin Commission, Non-Governmental Organizations, Civil Society, academic impact institutions, among others.
- Deployment of technological and business Innovations (e.g. e-Learning, e-Health, satellite communications technology, atmospheric water generation, aquaponics) in Lake Chad Basin region;
- Innovative resource mobilization (accessing international climate finance and global philanthropy resources for SDGs implementation in the Lake Chad basin region); and
- Create networking opportunities for stakeholders interested in accelerating sustainable development goals in the Lake Chad region.
Learn more about climate change and conflict dynamics in the Lake Chad region
This assessment was led by adelphi in cooperation with the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD)/Centre Européen de Recherche et d’Enseignement des Géosciences de l’Environnement (CEREGE), France, and local conflict analysts from the Lake Chad region.
Shoring up stability: Addressing climate and fragility risks in the Lake Chad Region