Delegation of the European Union to the
UN and other international organisations in Geneva

RESILAC – Lake Chad Inclusive Economic and Social Recovery Project

08/01/2019 - 16:37
Regional overview

The General Objective of the RESILAC project is to contribute to the economic recovery and to the strengthening of the resilience and the social cohesion of the territories of the Lake Chad Basin most impacted by the Lake Chad crisis and climate change.

This regional project is managed by the Chad Delegation but the Delegation in Nigeria will monitor the component implemented in Borno State.


Expected results (4 pillars): 

  • Strengthening of human capital and social cohesion;
  • Sustainable support for the local economy;
  • Reinforcing institutional capacities, advocacy and capacity building according to the roles of key stakeholders;
  • Production, promotion and capitalization of knowledge about the Lake Chad situation.  


Main activities:

  • The first phase of the project will focus on completion of studies for a better understanding of the intervention area, needs and adaptation of activities that may include the following:
    • Psycho-social support;
    • Organized and equitable access to natural resources;
    • High labour intensive micro-projects with rapid impact/ rehabilitation of community assets;
    • Creating sustainable jobs and sources of income for rural youth;
    • Diversification and adaptation of family production systems to climate change;
    • Improving the economic autonomy of the target groups;
    • Strengthening of public authorities, local authorities and CSOs;
    • Research. 

Main accomplishments to date:

  • Contract signed in January 2018.
  • Launching event in Maiduguri in July 2018. 



Source of funds: EU Emergency Trust Fund for Stability and Addressing Root Causes of Irregular Migration and Displaced Persons in Africa (ABAC Ref. T05-EUTF-SAH-REG05)

Total budget (EUR):  34.2M

Implementation period:  48 months (2017 – 2021) 

Implementing agency:  AFD & Action Against Hunger Consortium

Geographical Area: Nigeria (Borno State), Cameroon (the Far North), Niger (Diffa region), Chad (Lake Region)

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