Expert conference


Between humanitarian crisis and climate change

This workshop will look at future prospects of the lake Tschad Basin region. Participants from the academia, the parliament, policymakers, civil society organizations, the media as well as development partners are expected.





09:00 –10:00Official Opening: Introduction, Welcome Remarks and Goodwill Messages

National Anthem


Mr. Innocent Onah, National Coordinator, GLOBE Nigeria

Dr Vladimir Kreck, Director Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Nigeria

Representative of the Lake Chad Basin Commission

Representatives of Present Ministries

Senator Bukar Abba Ibrahim, President of GLOBE Nigeria and Chairman, Senate Committee on Ecology & Climate Change

10:00 –10:30Group Photo/Health Break

10:30 – 12:00Presentation of Keynote Paper

“The Lake Chad Basin: Yesterday, Today and Future Prospects" - Prof. Haruna Kuje Ayuba, Professor of Environmental Science, Nasarawa State University, Keffi, Nigeria

Interactive Session

12:00 –13:00Lunch

13:00 – 14:00Chair: Dr. Chidi Magnus, President, Sustainable Energy Practitioners of Nigeria (SEPAN)

Paper 1: “Food Security Issues in The Lake Chad Basin: The Way Out” - Professor Musa Gwary, University of Maiduguri, Nigeria

Interactive Session

14:00– 15:00Chair: Rep. Sam Onuigbo, Vice President GLOBE Nigeria and Chairman, House Committee on Climate Change

Paper 2: “Sustainable Development Program of the Lake Chad Basin” - Mr. Bale Bura, National Coordinator, Sustainable Development Program of the Lake Chad Basin.

Interactive Session

15:00– 15:15Video Documentary “Nowhere to Run” by Yar’Adua Foundation

Interactive Session

16:00 – 16:15 Summary of Day 1

16:15 – 16:30 Program Close

09:00 – 09:30Introduction and Presentation of Highlights of Day 2 Activities

09:30 – 10:15Moderator: Dr. Eugene Itua, Eco Natural Capital, Lagos, Nigeria

Paper 3: Conclusions and Discussion on the first Yaoundé Discussion, “The Nexus between the Humanitarian Crisis in the Lake Chad Basin Region and Climate Change" - Prof. Mark Bolak Funteh, Associate Professor in Peace Studies, University of Maroua.

Interactive Session

10:15 – 11:00Moderator: Ms. Anja Casper, Independent Consultant

Paper 4: “Risk assessment and initial preliminary results” – Ms. Susanne Wolfmaier, Research Analyst at Adelphi working on the topics of climate, peace and security

Interactive Session

11:00 – 11:30Moderator: Dr. Mukhtari Aminu-Kano, Director General – Nigerian Conservation Foundation

Paper 5: “Towards addressing climate change in Nigeria: Perspectives on Nigeria’s Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs)” - Professor Emmanuel Oladipo, Adjunct Professor of Climatology, University of Lagos, Nigeria

Interactive Session

11:30 – 11:45 Moderator: Ms. Fondoh Blossom, University of Yaoundé

Panel Discussion: How to move forward?

11:40 – 11:45 Workshop Perception Survey

11:45 – 12:00 Vote of Thanks

12:00 – 13:00 Program Close and Lunch

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National Assembly of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Abuja, Nigeria

180924 Lake Chad