The Lake Chad region is one of the poorest and environmentally degraded areas of the world. However, the region is also undergoing an unprecedented crisis, with over 10 million people in need of humanitarian aid. Climate change has worsened this vicious cycle of poverty and conflict, undermining efforts at poverty reduction and resilience building.

This event will critically discuss the dynamics of climate change, insecurity and economic outcomes in the Lake Chad region. Speakers will debate how these three factors interact and reinforce each other, as well as their effects on the social, political and economic well-being of the people of Lake Chad. In addition, there will be a comprehensive assessment of both national and multinational approaches to tackling insecurity in the region, with the aim of deliberating on innovative public policies that would boost the sustainable development of the region.

Panel speakers:

Dr. Hakeem Onapajo, Department of Political Science and International Relations, Nile University of Nigeria

Murtala Abdullahi, Global Initiative for Civil Stabilisation

Dr. Ndubusi Nwokolo, Nextier SPD

Umar Mashio, Center for Lifelong Learning, Nile University of Nigeria

Moderator:

Abdulrasheed Isah, Department of Economics, Nile University of Nigeria

Date: October 15, 10:30 am – 11:45 am, Conference Hall