Lake Chad Basin region: Yesterday, today and future prospects between humanitarian crisis and climate change. GLOBE Nigeria partners with Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Programme on energy security and climate change in Sub-Saharan Africa to host the Second Discussion on the Lake Chad Basin at the National Assembly of Nigeria.
Venue: Senate Meeting Room 221
This workshop promises to follow up from the first discussion organized by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in September 2017 in Yaounde, Cameroon. It will build on the Yaoundé discussion to gain insight and in depth understanding of the humanitarian crisis around the Lake Chad basin.
This forum will bring together experts from the development community, environmental sector, researchers, academics, the diplomatic community, members from civil societies, and GLOBE MPs to give their perspectives on the humanitarian crisis exacerbated by Climate change around the Lake Chad Basin. The workshop aims:
i.To understand historical antecedents of the Lake Chad Basin in order to chart a better future for the Basin.
ii.To understand the food security issues in the basin
iii.To understand the role of the legislature in charting a better future for the Lake Chad basin
iv.To highlight the role of Nigeria in addressing climate change with reference to its Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) as submitted to the UNFCCC
v.To highlight climate change and green growth challenges and opportunities in Africa, and in the Lack Chad basin in particular
vi.To sensitize the public and highlight the relevance of collective efforts in addressing the myriads of environmental problems in the basin.
A workshop communiqué is expected to be produced to suggest practical actions to address the food security issues in the Lake Chad Basin, amongst others.