Lake Chad Sustainable Water Management I Component 3: Knowledge and Data Management

The Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC) was established in 1964 by the four riparian countries, Niger, Nigeria, Cameroon and Chad. The Central African Republic joined the LCBC in 1998 and Libya in 2009. The Commission pursued the following three objectives: a) to increase regional cooperation among the members; b) to mediate conflicts arising between members over border violations and disputes; and c) to protect the transboundary water resources of Lake Chad Basin for the benefit of all riparians.

The project rendered an important contribution to strengthening the Commission’s capacity in carrying out its functions. The project advised and supported the partners in developing knowledge management and water resources management concepts. Training and upgrading measures as well as on-the-job training on various aspects of knowledge management, integrated water resources management on basin level, remote sensing techniques, development and implementation of water resources management plans and institution building were also provided to the Commission’s staff.

Type of services provided:

  • Support of the Lake Chad Basin Commission in organisational development, knowledge management, information technology (including remote sensing) and integrated water resource management;
  • Drafting of inter-governmental protocols for the exchange of hydrological data between the member states;
  • Harmonisation of data collection, processing and evaluation with the member states;
  • Installation of suitable information technologies for data storage and transfer;
  • Development and implementation of a website for interactive visualisation of hydrometeorological information for Lake Chad Basin;
  • Training of the Commission’s staff on various aspects of knowledge management, integrated water resources management, development and implementation of water resources management plans and institution building;
  • Organisation of regular workshops with representatives of the member states.
GIZ
Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development
07/2005 – 02/2011
Contract value: 980,000 €