International conference 
Social cohesion in the Lake Chad basin: Overview of RESILAC's actions and perspectives for improving citizenship

For the past decade, a multi-faceted crisis with multiple actors have affected the Lake Chad basin region. The insurgency of non-state armed groups in the region has greatly exacerbated tensions between communities and territories. However, this conflict is not the only factor destabilizing cohesion within the territory. Several successive and additional crises have in fact generated new factors of tension and weakened traditional cohesion systems and endogenous conflict management mechanisms.
The conference "Social cohesion in the Lake Chad Basin: Assessment of RESILAC's actions and perspectives for improving the living together" provides a framework for discussion of the social cohesion activities implemented by the project and their capitalization, as well as the findings of the study on "Social cohesion: Supporting social cohesion through endogenous conflict prevention, mediation and resolution mechanisms", guided by Groupe URD. In addition to the feedback, the aim of the discussions will be to look at ways of improving the way people live together in the Lake Chad basin.

Tuesday, 4 October

8:30-11:30 (UTC +1)



8:00 - 8:30 : Participants' arrival

8:30 - 8:45 : RESILAC presentation

8:45 - 9:45 : Capitalization and questions

9:45 - 10:00 : Break

10h - 11h15 : Study presentation and questions

11h15 - 11h30 : End


Abderamane ALI GOSSUMIAN - National Coordinator of the Follow-up Committee of the Appeal for Peace and Reconciliation in Chad (CSAPR)

Henri MAHAMAT MBARKOUTOU - Teacher-researcher, Doctor in political and strategic history, expert in conflict analysis in the Lake Chad basin

Mariam SAWADOGO - Regional technical referent for social cohesion and natural resource management, RESILAC project

Hélène RONCERAY - Regional coordinator of the RESILAC project