G7 Climate-Fragility Risk Assessment on Lake Chad

The Lake Chad region experiences a multitude of crises: lack of employment and education opportunities, resource scarcity and violent conflict, exacerbated by the effects of climate change, making Lake Chad region Africa’s largest humanitarian emergency. 
The session looks at how resilience to these challenges can be promoted with a view to inform a forthcoming G7 initiative to better link peacebuilding with climate change adaptation on the ground in the region. It builds on a previous stakeholder dialogue in Stockholm in May 2017 on the links between climate change and security in the Lake Chad region.  
This special session is targeted at policy-makers, experts and civil society interested in sharing their perspectives and lessons learned on climate-fragility risks and existing initiatives in the Lake Chad region. 

Guiding Questions:

• The link between climate change and other key security risks in Lake Chad region and its impacts on the population/society?
• The contribution multilateral/regional cooperation and processes can make to support the Lake Chad region?
• The specific needs of the Lake Chad region with regard to Climate-Fragility which have to be considered in programming?


• To raise awareness of climate-fragility risks in the Lake Chad region
• To facilitate exchange between local actors and the international community
• To inform programming on climate-fragility risks in the Lake Chad region with experiences from the field

Organized by adelphi.