Adapting to climate change in the Lake Chad Basin

German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

The project supports the Lake Chad Basin Commission through capacity development and in particular the provision of expertise on climate change and strategies and measures for adapting traditional and modern agricultural practices accordingly.
A range of adaptation measures are being developed and rolled out in order to identify best practices and make them accessible to all relevant actors in the member states. A platform for regional knowledge transfer facilitates the exchange of information and data on climate change. Initiatives are implemented to raise awareness of climate change among local producer groups and associations. In a pilot zone crossing the Chad-Cameroon border, data is recorded on the effects of climate change on agriculture and pilot measures are developed for improving yields by combining traditional and modern adaptation practices (AHT GROUP AG). Improvements are made to the value chain in order to promote food security and boost the local/regional market in the cross-border region.

Open to Applications : 
Application Time Frame : 

Not applicable

Climate Objective : 
Administrator Type : 
National Government Entity
Financial Instruments Offered : 
Not Applicable
Direct Access : 
Not Applicable
Fund Size : 

EUR 3 million (2013-2018)

Financing Award : 
Not Applicable
Trustee : 
Not applicable
Implementing Entity : 

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

Steps to Access & Application Procedure

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Organizational and Decision Making Structure

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Monitoring and Reporting Procedures

The project is subject to international reporting processes as the OECD/DAC-criteria or the indicator and monitoring framework for the SDGs, according to which implementing entities report to the German government. Furthermore, the performance of German development cooperation is evaluated independently by the German Institute for Development Evaluation (DEval).

Co-financing Requirements (if applicable)

Not applicable

Other Eligibility Criteria Beyond Geography and Income

Not applicable

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