Multinational - Programme to Rehabilitate and Strengthen the Resilience of Lake Chad Basin Systems

Project Summary

Approval Date 17 Dec 2014
Signature Date 27 Jan 2015
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2023
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2022
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Environment
DAC Sector Code 41010
Commitment U.A 13,330,000
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The program to rehabilitate and strengthen the resilience of Lake Chad Basin Socio-Ecological Systems (PRESIBALT) is a regional operation which is part of the Five-year Investment Plan (2013-2017) of the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC). It aims to enhance the resilience of vulnerable populations in Cameroon, Niger, Nigeria, CAR and Chad, which depend on the Lake basin’s natural resources. The planned interventions under this program are structured around three components: (i) Preservation and enhanced water resources management; (ii) Development of ecological services and value chains; and (iii) Institutional capacity building and Program management. PRESIBALT is a five-year project which will be implemented through a modular approach to take into account the security context prevailing in some parts around Lake Chad Basin and the extreme urgency to implement environmental safeguard actions and economic activities for the populations. With this approach, the program implementation will factor in various levels of security and local specificities. Implementing PRESIBALT will improve regional and local dialogue/cooperation for integrated natural resources management and intra-regional trade in agricultural produce, as well as address the social dimension of resilience, which will in the long run reduce potential sources of conflict. The program cost is estimated at UA 71.23 million, of which UA 53.82 million will be come from ADF resources.

Project Objectives

PRESIBALT’s overall goal is to improve the resilience of the populations who depend on Lake Chad Basin's resources for their livelihood. In more specifics, the project will: (i) strengthen the resilience of socio-ecological systems, (ii) develop key products in a context of climate change adaptation; and (iii) strengthen social peace through sound governance of shared resources.


The project's direct and indirect beneficiaries are 15.3 million people living on the banks of Lake Chad and its immediate hinterland. The program will contribute to strengthening their resilience and improving resources local governance. Women and unemployed youth will also benefit from job skills training, professional integration and income-generating activities.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Commission du Bassin du Lac Tchad (CBLT)
Commission du Bassin du Lac Tchad


IATI identifier 46002-P-Z1-CZ0-014
Last Update 24 Mar 2023


Contact Details

Name Ahmadou Bamba DIOP

Geographic Location

Country Multinational
Coordinates Location Name
10 15.83 Mayo-Kebbi East Region
9.3333 18.5 Moyen-Chari Region
9.5 16.5 Tandjile Region
15 10.5 Zinder
10.5 10.0 Bauchi State
11.34 16.25 Chari-Baguirmi Region
16 13.5 Diffa
11.5 18.5 Guera Region
15 15 Kanem Region
4.5 16 Mambéré-Kadéï