The project, led by the Centre for African Studies in Turin, focuses on water management in the Lake Chad and its regional and international implications. Water diplomacy holds a significant importance in the Sahel: exploitation of water resources, climate change, governance, access to basic services, demographic growth and conflicts scenarios constitute interlinked policy issues in the region. The project aims at researching best practices and critical points linked to the management of the Lake Chad basin, so as to highlight ways of sustainable use of water in energy, agriculture and manufacture, as well as linkages among security, governance and development.
IAI contributes to the project by conducting targeted research activities in the field of security, in view of an international conference on the Lake Chad basin, which will take place in Turin (or in digital format, if needed). The project envisages a diversified and multi-level approach, thanks to contributions from experts with different thematic background and researchers from the region.
IAI will also develop one or more podcasts dedicated to policy issues discussed within the project, as well as a digital platform so as to divulgate the research results.
Funding: Fondazione Compagnia di San Paolo, Autorità d’Ambito 3 “Torinese” via Centre for African Studies