The Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC) was established on 22 May 1964 by the four countries bordering Lake Chad: Cameroon, Niger, Nigeria, and Chad. The mandates of the Commission include: the management of the Lake Chad and its shared water resources, preservation of the ecosystems and promotion of regional integration, peace, security, and development in the Lake Chad Region.
In 2018, Lake Chad Basin Commission, with support from the African Union and UNDP, the LCBC launched a Regional Strategy for the Stabilization, Recovery and Resilience (RSS) for the Lake Chad Basin regions affected by the Boko Haram crisis. The RSS ‘seeks to establish a common approach and an inclusive framework for all stakeholders to support a timely, coordinated, and effective transition from stabilization to early recovery and the resumption of stalled development processes’ (LCBC, 2018).
The Lake Chad Basin Commission RSS Secretariat is coordinating the implementation of the RSS and ensuring coordination of humanitarian, development and peace actors working in the LCB region. A critical part of RSS implementation is the Knowledge Management Platform (KMP), which is envisaged as a high-quality web-based resource for policy makers, practitioners, and civil society.
Sadé Resources will serve four purposes: (1) as the go-to source for news and information on all aspects of the stabilization, recovery, and development effort around Lake Chad; (2) as a space for networking and interaction of the practice community; (3) as a dynamic tool for improved coordination and crisis response; (4) as a repository for policy documents, strategies and action plans, assessment reports, lessons learnt and good practices, both regional and global.
Read more about the Regional Strategy in our factsheet!