Analysis of climate change risks and vulnerability in Chad Tchad


Programme des Nations Unies pour le développementGouvernement du Tchad

Services: Diagnostics and feasibility studies

Countries: Tchad

Dates of intervention: 2017/11

Amount executed: 7 756 €
Total amount of the service: 7 756 €

Main backer: Programme des Nations Unies pour le développement - Client

Main beneficiary: Gouvernement du Tchad

Support provider: SalvaTerra

Experts: Maden LE CROM

Certificate of satisfactory executionProjet "Gestion communautaire des risques climatiques au Tchad" - Analyse des risques et de la vulnérabilité liés aux changements climatiques

Context of the service

The project "Community-based Climate Risk Management in Chad" is being developed with the support of UNDP and the Global Environment Facility (GEF). It provides for (i) the establishment of a community-based early warning system (CB-EWS) for climate-related risk preparedness and (ii) risk management capacity building.
SalvaTerra contributed to the preparation of the project, in particular on the assessment of climate change risks and the assessment of the impacts of the project. Recommendations were also made for additional climate risk analyses of southern food and cash crops and rice growing areas in the southwest.

Services provided

The climate change expert conducted the following analyses:
- Review of existing information on current climate change and climate change scenarios;
- Analysis of vulnerabilities to climate change in the Saharan / Sahelian / Sudanian areas;
- Identification of current/observed and future/projected impacts of climate change in these three areas
- Identification of risks arising from project interventions and drafting of a risk management plan
- Identification of needs for additional studies.
In addition to interviews with local stakeholders, the analyses mobilized the following sources: Chad's initial national communication (2001), National Action Programme to Combat Desertification (2003), National Adaptation Action Programme (2010), Second National Communication (2012), National Strategy to Combat Climate Change (2017).

Summary of the service

Analysis of risks and vulnerability to climate change in the context of the development of the project document "Community-based climate risk management in Chad": State of knowledge on past and future climate change; Analysis of vulnerability and current and future impacts in the Saharan / Sahelian / Sudanese areas; Analysis of social and environmental risks related to the project and proposal of mitigation measures.