The Lake Chad case: a source of food and water standing between environmental disaster and international cooperation. What role for Italy?
Teatro della Terra - Biodiversity Park, EXPO, Italy
2016-01-19 to 2016-01-20
Niamey - Niger
Experts meeting, preparatory of the Session de la Session of the Council of Ministers
61st Ordinary Session of the Council of Ministers
Niamey - Niger
2017-11-02 to 2017-11-05
First conference on the development of a framework for a regional stabilization strategy for the Lake Chad Basin region affected by Boko Haram
2019-07-16 to 2019-07-18
The 2nd Meeting of The Lake Chad Basin Governor's Forum
The 2nd Lake Chad Basin Governors Forum to convene in Niamey to assess cooperation and firm up plans for the region’s stabilizationNiamey, 11 July 2019 -- The Lake Chad Basin Governors’ Forum for Regional Cooperation on Stabilization, Peacebuilding and Sustainable Development will hold its second gathering in Niamey, Niger, from 16 to 18 July 2019 under the aegis of Government of Niger and the eight governors of the areas most affected by the Boko Haram insurgency. The 2019 Forum will reflect on the progress and challenges since the inaugural Governors’ Forum in May 2018 in Maiduguri, Nigeria, as well as the adoption and endorsement of the Regional Stabilization Strategy (RSS) by the Council of Ministers of the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC) and the African Union Peace and Security Council.One of the high points of the 2019 Forum will be the official launch of the United Nations Development Programme’s Regional Stabilization Facility, a mechanism aimed at funding the technical support for the implementation of the RSS.The Governors' Forum is organized by Lake Chad Basin Commission under the leadership of its Executive Secretary His Excellency Amb. Mamman Nuhu, hosted by the Government of the Republic of Niger and supported by African Union, UNDP and CMI. The Governors' Forum is funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Germany.Expected participants:H.E. Mahamadou Issoufou, Head of State and President of the Republic of Niger
H.E. Mohammed Ibn Chambass, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for West Africa and the Sahel
H.E. François Lourceny Fall, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Central Africa
Ms. Ahunna Eziakonwa, Regional Director for Africa, UNDP
H.E. Mr. Midjiyawa Bakari, Governor or the Far North Region, Cameroon H.E. Mr. Abate Edi, Jean Governor of the North Region, Cameroon
H.E. Mr. Mohamed Mouddour, Governor of Diffa Region, Niger
H.E. Mr. Issa Moussa, Governor of Zinder Region, Niger
H.E. Mr. Issaka Hassane Karanta, Governor of Niamey Region, Niger H.E. Mr. Crowther Seth, Deputy Executive Governor of Adamawa State, Nigeria
H.E. Mr. Babagana Umura Zulum, Executive Governor of Borno State, Nigeria
H.E. Alhaji Mai Mala Buni, Executive Governor of Yobe State Nigeria
H.E. Mr. Ali Haroun, Governor of Hadjer Lamis Region, Chad
H.E. Mr. Adam Nouky Charfadine, Governor of the Lake Region, ChadDate: Tuesday 16 July to Thursday 18 July 2019
Venue: Radisson Blu HotelThe Opening Ceremony will begin on Wednesday 17 July at 9 AM local time (GMT+1).
A press briefing will be held at the Radisson Blu Hotel on Tuesday 16 July at 3 PM local time (TBC) (GMT+1).
The closing press conference will take place on Thursday 18 July at 4:30 PM local time (GMT+1).
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Media contacts: Lake Chad Basin Commission: Ibbo Daddy, +227 96 40 22 00
Organizing Committee: Amadou Djibo, +227 20 73 47 00; Abdramane Ben Hamey,+ 227 91 97 97 15
UNDP (Cameroon): Joseph Fajong, + 227 81 06 78 27
UNDP (Niger): Lamine Bal +227 90 35 43 25
UNDP (Nigeria): Lucky Musonda,+ 234 817 346 6677
UNDP (Chad): Etienne Darveau, + 235 60 83 25 46
About the LCBC: The Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC) was established on May 1964 by the four countries that border Lake Chad (Cameroon, Niger, Nigeria and Chad). The Republic of Central Africa and Libya respectively joined in 1996 and in 2008. The mandate of LCBC is to sustainably and equitably manage the Lake Chad and other shared water resources of the Lake Chad Basin, to preserve the ecosystems of the Lake Chad Conventional Basin, to promote regional integration, peace and security across the Basin.