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THIRD INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS IMPLEMENTATION IN LAKE CHAD BASIN REGION: UN SYSTEM AND NON-STATE ACTORS EXPLORING NEW WAYS OF COOPERATION

 WHEN

  5-6 AUGUST 2019

 WHERE

  UNITED NATIONS HEADQUARTERS
 ROOM 11
 NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK

HOSTED | BY

Permanent Mission of Nigeria to the United Nations
University of Oklahoma Outreach
Al-Najat
Association la Plume pour la Culture et le Développement

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;

  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. Deployment of technological and business Innovations (e.g. e-Learning, e-Health, satellite communications technology, atmospheric water generation, aquaponics) in Lake Chad Basin region;
  4. Innovative resource mobilization (accessing international climate finance and global philanthropy resources for SDGs implementation in the Lake Chad basin region); and
  5. Create networking opportunities for stakeholders interested in accelerating sustainable development goals in the Lake Chad region.

Lake Chad

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

 

HIGH IMPACT TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE MODEL

 

The High Impact Technical Assistance (HI-TA) model is a research-based model developed in 2010 by Dr. Belinda Biscoe, Senior Associate Vice President for University Outreach at the University of Oklahoma. The HI-TA model is grounded in principles of effective technical assistance. This model emphasizes expert knowledge of the service providers, collaborative problem identification/assessment and capacity-building in the receiving client, target setting for both the service providers and the receiving clients, as well as multiple strategies for delivering the intended services. The HI-TA model focuses on the achievement of significant outcomes, which are key to addressing SDGs 3, 6, 13, and 17 issues devastating peoples across Africa and the world. Short-term and intermediate outcomes are tracked on the road to achieving more significant impact outcomes, which translate into transformational changes in the lives of individuals and communities.

 

HI-TA/CBF Overview

 

CO | ORGANIZERS

Al-Najat Society Foundation, Kuwait

Association la Plume Pour la Culture et Le Développement, Chad

Conference of Non-Governmental Organizations in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations (CoNGO)

Society and Diplomatic Review

Affecting Change International

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Al-Najat
CoNGO
IAAIAGC
KAABAH Foundation
SADR Partnership

CONSORTIUM | PARTNERS

 

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Belinda Biscoe, PhD

Senior Associate Vice President
University of Oklahoma Outreach

Jane Irungu, PhD

Executive Director, Public Service Institute
Interim Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion
University of Oklahoma

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Anthony Natale, PhD

Interim Executive Director
Public Service Institute
University of Oklahoma Outreach

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John Steffens, PhD

Assistant Vice Provost Emeritus
University of Oklahoma Outreach

Umar Ibrahim

Umar Ibrahim, PhD

Senior Counsellor
Permanent Mission of Nigeria to the United Nations

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Dairou Sidiki, PhD

Président de l’Association
Association la Plume pour la Culture et le Développement
Chad

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Gloria Kins

President
Society and Diplomatic Review

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Robert St. Thomas

Owner
GTG Services, LLC

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David Neely

President and CEO
Affecting Change International

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Ajia I. Meux, MSW, MA

Communications and Project Manager
Public Service Institute
University of Oklahoma Outreach

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Abraham Joseph, PhD

Senior International Adviser on Global Programs and Partnerships
Public Service Institute
University of Oklahoma Outreach

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Rev. Dr. Liberato Bautista, PhD

President
Conference of Non-Governmental Organizations
in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations
(CoNGO)

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Debbra Johnson

Founder, Debbra A.K. Johnson, LLC
Co-chair, UNISDR ARISE U.S. Network

 

CONTACT | INFORMATION

Have a question about the conference?

 

PHONE

(405) 325-3694

ADDRESS

3200 MARSHALL AVENUE
SUITE 290
NORMAN, OKLAHOMA 73072

PSI is a UN Academic Impact member institution.

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