24 April 2018

Lake Chad Climate-Fragility Risk Assessment Briefing and Risk Profile Launch

The Planetary Security Initiative, SIPRI and Adelphi have the pleasure to announce a side event during the 2018 Stockholm Forum on Peace and Development, on the 7th of May 2018. Project manager - Janani Vivekananda, and lead researcher - Chitra Nagarajan will brief this select group on the findings of the assessment to date, and launch the Lake Chad Risk Profile. There will then be opening up to a discussion about next steps to implementing Action 4 of the Hague Declaration on Planetary Security: Supporting Joint Risk Assessment in Lake Chad.

“The Lake Chad Basin is currently suffering one of the world's largest humanitarian crises with residents around Lake Chad struggling with extreme food insecurity. There has been widespread violence. Approximately 10.7 million people need immediate humanitarian assistance.”

This side event will present up-to-date findings from the project, plus a briefing on a joint field mission and an outline of next steps for action on climate-fragility risks in Lake Chad.

Aims:
• Launch the Lake Chad Climate-Fragility Risk Profile
• Brief on findings from the UNDP-Adelphi joint mission to the Lake Chad Region
• Update on progress and next steps for action on Action Area 4 of the Hague Declaration (Joint Risk Assessment in Lake Chad)
• Discussion  

For more information, please contact Amiera Sawas at amiera.sawas@sipri.org