Overview of the projects

Resilience and Employment in Lake Chad

Improving food security and healthcare access - RESTE

In Chad, almost two-thirds of the population are in a situation of acute or chronic vulnerability. Food insecurity, population displacements and the security situation are impeding the development of the country. In this context, the increasingly precarious situation of populations heightens the risks that they will develop alternative survival strategies, including rallying to violent radical groups, exploiting the most vulnerable, and the emergence of conflicts.

Through local development and improved access to basic services, the project aims to help maintain social and economic stability in the region of Lake Chad and the Sahelian strip to the West of the country. It is targeting young people and women in particular to improve their chances of access to a job or a lasting economic activity. Another component will look to improve food and nutritional security in the most vulnerable communities. The third goal is to increase access to drinking water, sanitation and hygiene. Finally, it will aim to reinforce local structure governance and social cohesion in communities.

By March 2022, the following results have been achieved:
• 3926 jobs created, and 11,219 people supported to develop income-generating activities
• 1647 people benefited from vocational training and/or skills development.
• 21 industrial zones and/or market infrastructures built, extended or improved, and 456 social infrastructures built or rehabilitated.
• 9 local development plans supported.
• 4,256 people received basic social services and 42,456 people received nutritional assistance. 80,835 people received food security assistance.
• 57 communities and/or local governments adopted and implemented local disaster risk reduction strategies.
• 250 hectares of land improved with agricultural management.
• 119,019 people sensitized through information campaigns on resilience building practices and human rights.
• 207 local government officials and basic service providers benefited from capacity building to improve service delivery, twelve institutions and non-state actors benefited from capacity building and operational support in security, border management, conflict prevention, protection and human rights. 4,517 people participated in conflict prevention and peacebuilding activities.

Photo credit : European Union

Chad

Fields of action

Agriculture, rural development and food security
Agriculture, rural development and food security

Implemented by

European Union

Timeframe

2017-2021

Amount

€27 million

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