Tuesday 24 November 2015 – 4:30pm
Development of Lake Chad – Current Situation and Possible Outcomes
Presentation of the study Development of Lake Chad – Current Situation and Possible Outcomes by Mr. Jacques Lemoalle, from the French Research Institute for Development (IRD) followed by a panel discussion with high-level speakers representing both the Nigerian government and the civil society. The panelists will also answer questions from the audience.
The increased international interest in Lake Chad as a geographical symbol embodies certain nagging worries: is the Lake going to dry up? What consequences would this have for the environment and for the millions of people who depend on it? This expert group review addresses the need to clear up the confusion surrounding Lake Chad, as this misunderstanding is an obstacle to formulating development policies on its behalf.