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The UNDP Regional Stabilization Facility for Lake Chad is pleased to introduce a new Policy Paper analysing civil-military and humanitarian coordination challenges in the Lake Chad Basin (LCB). Emergency interventions in contexts of violent extremism raise critical questions about the capacity of often competing and selectively cooperative actors to attain optimal and sustainable outcomes in stabilization, recovery, and resilience.
The subregion, which covers Cameroon, Chad, Niger, and Nigeria, has long endured peacebuilding, humanitarian, and development challenges. Boko Haram has fostered insecurity and instability in the LCB resulting in a protracted complex emergency. The depth of the human security challenges in the region necessitates civil-military and humanitarian interventions that are contextually adapted, scaled, harmonized, and sequenced to ensure the attainment of real, immediate, and long-term impact in affected communities’ livelihoods.
This Policy Paper results from a collaboration between UNDP, the Lake Chad Basin Commission, and the Institute for Security Studies. It is developed as a knowledge product by the UNDP Regional Stabilization Facility for the Lake Chad
Through the pandemic and beyond: New report reveals regional partnerships are key to COVID-19 recovery in Africa
A new report by the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) and UNDP showcases the evolving partnership between the two organizations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The brief report features the exemplary societal resilience across sectors, the sheer determination by Africans to cautiously minimize the health impact, as well as the social disruption and economic consequences of the pandemic.
UNDP and the African Union Commission partnered with community leaders to increase public awareness of the pandemic in border areas especially in the Lake Chad Basin, and Mano River and Horn of Africa regions. Both organizations documented how home-grown solutions emerged following the disruption of global supply chains. UNDP also remains a thought leader to our regional clients through the conduct of regional socio-economic assessments, and in articulating the impact of the pandemic on governance, peace and security in the Horn of Africa and the Sahel. This report reinforces the importance of whole-of-society partnerships in curbing and recovering from the pandemic.
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