The Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC) was established on 22 May 1964 by the four countries bordering Lake Chad: Cameroon, Niger, Nigeria, and Chad. The Central African Republic joined the organization in 1996 and Libya was admitted in 2008. Egypt, the Republic of Congo and the Democratic Republic of Congo are observer members. The headquarters of the Commission is located is in N’Djamena, Chad. The mandates of the Commission include: the management of the Lake Chad and its shared water resources, preservation of the ecosystems and promotion of regional integration, peace, security, and development in the Lake Chad Region. LCBC is a basin organization, member of both the African Network of Basin Organizations (ANBO) and the International Network of Basin Organizations (INBO). The Commission if funded by contributions of member states, but there is an ongoing consideration for an autonomous funding of the Organization.
Vision of LCBC
The Lake Chad Region would like to see by the year 2025: