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