Transboundary Water Management: Adaptation to Climate Change and Resource Conservation in the Waza-Logone Wetlands

Detailed description of project:

The Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC) was founded in 1964 with the aim of assisting its member countries in meeting transboundary water management challenges. It does this on the basis of its Water Charter and the Lake Chad Basin Vision 2025. Amongst others, its mandate is to: i) ensure sustainable transboundary integrated water resource management (IWRM) taking into account the effects of climate change, ii) collect, evaluate and disseminate information and data for joint projects and research programmes, iii) monitor and evaluate progress of measures in the basin, iv) investigate complaints and contribute to conflict resolution.

LCBC currently lacks the sufficient capacities and practical experience to adequately perform its steering and advisory role with respect to the sustainable development of transboundary water resources considering the impacts of climate change.

The aim of the joint programme of GIZ and the Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR) is to support the LCBC in competently performing its tasks. The aim of the GIZ module is to implement measures that improve transboundary water resource management, taking into account the impacts of climate change, in a transboundary intervention zone. The module has three main outputs:

  • Output 1: Support to the Executive Secretariat of the CBLT
  • Output 2: Operationalisation of a regional management structure
  • Output 3: Implementation of measures in an intervention zone


Type of services provided:

AHT is responsible for achieving output 3 and its indicators as well as for tasks at the interface to outputs 1 and 2. This includes:

  • Output 1:
    • Operationalisation of the LCBC’s Lake Information System (LIS): Support to data acquisition for the LIS, the development of monitoring reports, and the implementation of the LCBC’s communication strategy, training/capacity building measures: data acquisition, LIS, IWRM, etc.
  • Output 2:
    • Support to the development of a ‘hot spots’ map: delineation of the intervention zone in the Waza-Logone wetlands, inventory of main challenges/’hot spots’, and development of maps
  • Output 3:
    • Identification, planning, and support to implementation of climate change adaptation measures (farming, livestock, and fisheries) in cooperation with Chadian and Cameroonian NGOs in 5,000 households;
    • Development of ToR and selection of local NGOs for implementation of measures using the Farmer-Field-School (FFS) approach;
    • M&E of project activities and GIZ module indicators, including increased incomes of beneficiary households;
    • Documentation and dissemination of best practices through conferences, workshops, radio, fact sheets, etc.;
    • Development of adaptation recommendations for LCBC member countries.


Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development
05/2020 – 03/2022

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