The Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) have been assisting the Lake Chad Basin Commission since 2005. The German development cooperation programme ‘Sustainable Water Resources Management in the Lake Chad Basin” is a cooperative project carried out with the German Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR). Following the re-organization, the project is now divided into a technical component (BGR) and an organizational/institutional component. The two components are created to assist LCBC on one hand in its institutional and organizational reform and on the other hand to enhance its technical capacities. The overall project duration is from July 2011 to June 2017. The aims are to support LCBC in its organizational development and to strengthen its planning, cooperation, and communication capacities for a better performance of its tasks and to achieve sustainable results.