• Cameroon
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
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  • African Development Bank (AFDB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Jul 18, 2018
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  • Agriculture and Forestry
  • Climate and Environment
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 2.91 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please see updated project documentation for more information.
Bank Documents
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ AFDB website

Updated in EWS Feb 26, 2020

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Project Description

Lake Chad is Africa's fourth largest lake, the largest in Western and Central Africa, with over 20 million people relying on lake-based economic activities; expected to increase to 35 million by the year 2020.

The programme aims to promote transboundary water convernance, water use efficiency and sustainable livelihood strategies for riparian communities to improve the participatory water governance rules approved by riparian countries for the sustainability of Lake Chad and improve rural population livelihood to reduce poverty.
The programme will also result in further global environmental benefits such as the development of a sustainable management system for the wetland areas in the Lake Chad basin and the establishment of baseline data for biodiversity and water resources in the Basin with a community based approach.

There has been consequential food insecurity, combined with a lack of potable water, has had implications on the health status of the Basin's population.
This program will improve social conditions through water and biodiversity conservation and therefore increase food and energy security by stabilizing crop yields and increasing fuelwood availability.

(Source: Disclosure from AFDB)



Investment Description
  • African Development Bank (AFDB)

Total cost: 4146238.03
Currency: UAC

Source(s) of financing
Cofinanced: 4146219.49

Private Actors

The activities proposed for GEF financing will build on the institutional level approach in the PRODEBALT through community level activities in the SAP implementation.

Contact Information

Task Manager: DIOP Ahmadou Bamba, RDGC4 / no contact details provided at the time of disclosure


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