The economy of western Chad is only marginally developed. The level of training is generally very low and, despite the demand, well-trained craftsmen are rare. There is not only a lack of expertise and qualified professionals, but also a lack of means to remedy this problem. As a result, the region is one of the most vulnerable and unstable in the country. The pressure on natural resources (water, land) is increasing and there is a worsening of conflicts over access to these resources between communes, between host communities and returning migrants, between farmers and herders and between sedentary and nomadic herders.
The lack of development, growing fragility and the propensity of the young population to resort to negative coping mechanisms combine to increase the risk of new instabilities emerging. The growing struggle for natural resources further complicates the maintenance of social cohesion and exacerbates conflicts. The impact of climate change is exacerbated by inadequate coping mechanisms. As a result, malnutrition and poverty are on the rise. Lack of participation in development planning, lack of employment, insufficient sources of income, especially for young men and women, and weak social cohesion are all conditions that hinder peaceful coexistence.
Addressing these issues can help to prevent instability, conflict, and uncontrolled external and internal migration in the long term. The aim of the module is therefore as follows: the conditions for peaceful coexistence are improved in selected municipalities in the provinces of Hadjer-Lamis, Bahr-El-Gazel and Kanem.
The project is structured in 4 components:
Climate, Environment and Biodiversity
Period: 02.2021 – 07.2023
Creation of a favourable context for the development of entrepreneurship:
Vocational training and improving the employability of young people:
Local and Municipal Development Planning:
Improvement of the economic situation of women: