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Civil-Military and Humanitarian Collaboration Dilemmas in the Lake Chad Basin – A UNDP Policy Paper

Jun 8, 2021

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

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