Validation Workshop of the Lake Chad Basin Updated TDA

On 8 February 2019, a Regional Workshop to validate the report of the Lake Chad Basin Transboundary Diagnostic Analysis (TDA) was held in the Tinga – Tinga Conference Room of the Ledger Plaza Hotel in N’Djamena.

The workshop was organised by the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC), with the support of the GIZ. This two-day meeting is part of the validation of the Updated TDA and the Strategic Action Programme (SAP) of the Lake Chad Basin.

It was attended by Directors, Heads of Division, Technical Experts, LCBC Project and Programme Coordinators and Focal Points from LCBC member countries. They were tasked with reviewing and validating the updated TDA and reviewing the conclusions and recommendations addressed to LCBC’s SAP. The SAP will also be revised during the 2019 – 2020 period, with the support of GEF-UNDP.

It should be noted that the TDA and SAP were developed in 2007 and 2008, respectively, as part of a GEF-UNDP project titled “Reversal of Land and Water Degradation Trends in the Ecosystem of the Lake Chad Basin”. Over ten years old, the information contained in these two strategic documents therefore needs to be revised, to at least, take into account new challenges such as climate change and variability, security and gender, which had not been sufficiently discussed in the previous documents. Therefore, it is necessary to review this TDA, thereby integrating priority problems and appraising new emerging problems, in order to have, at the end, two strategic documents capable of addressing new challenges and opportunities and to help LCBC in the management of transboundary environmental problems.