Lake Chad: UNESCO promotes the consideration of the ecological crisis at the Berlin Conference
UNESCO and the partners of the Biosphere and Heritage of Lake Chad BIOPALT project participated in the HighLevel Conference on the Lake Chad Region held in Berlin from 3 to 4 September On this occasion UNESCO emphasised the need to address the ecological crisis together with the humanitarian and security crises in order to reduce poverty and promote peace and development in the Lake Chad basin
Director-General condemns the attack that claimed the lives of three Russian journalists Orkhan Dzhemal, Alexander Rastorguyev and Kirill Radchenko in Central African Republic
Biosphere and Heritage of Lake Chad (BIOPALT)
The inhabitants of the Lake Chad basin face many challenges Years of drought with 95 of the lakes surface area reduced and unsustainable management have led to significant imbalances in ecosystems which were not compensated by the recent increase of the lakes area since the 2000s The main sources of livelihoods in the basin agriculture livestock farming and fisheries depend on healthy environments The degraded ecosystems added to political and security unrest compromise these resources
How to strengthen social inclusion through artistic practice in Chad?
The arts have proven to be a powerful tool to support reconciliation rehabilitation and reintegration Many reports highlight the transformative power of art when working with populations with populations whose rights are denigrated Artistic activities are a powerful vector of social integration connecting people across their differences They can help people to look forward to a new life and a better future