This project, commissioned by the G7, is the first ever climate and fragility assessment of a specific region. It is the product of an intensive two-year period of research across Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria. The assessment draws on long-term hydrological data from the Lake Chad basin and brand new analysis of 20 years of satellite observations. It also builds on more than 200 interviews with community members, including past and present members of armed groups, experts and officials. The study provides entry points and guiding principles to address climate-fragility risks in the Lake Chad region and beyond, it also underscores the universal need for risk-informed responses to complex crises if current development goals are ever to be met.
This assessment was led by adelphi in cooperation with the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD)/Centre Européen de Recherche et d’Enseignement des Géosciences de l’Environnement (CEREGE), France, and local conflict analysts from the Lake Chad region.
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adelphi is a Berlin-based think tank and public policy consultancy on environment, development, and foreign policy. With a staff of more than 200, adelphi provides high-quality interdisciplinary research and strategic policy analysis, public policy consulting and training, and facilitates dialogue for governments, development partners, and international organisations.
The Lake Chad Risk Assessment project was made possible through the generous support of the Federal Foreign Office of Germany and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.