The International Conference
on Lake Chad

Programme

with support of UNESCO

 

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON LAKE CHAD

 

PROGRAMME OF ACTIVITIES

DAY/TIME

PLANNED ACTIVITIES

Day 1

  • Arrival  of Delegates, Ministers, Experts, Speakers and other Participants
  • Pre Conference events  (Gala Nite)
  • Registration 

Day 2

Opening

08:00 - 09:00

Registration Continues

09:00 – 09:05

National Anthem

09:05 – 09:10

Welcome Address by Hon Minister of Water Resources, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Engr. Suleiman H. Adamu (FNSE)

09:10 – 09:20

Goodwill messages (Permanent Delegate of Nigeria to UNESCO, AfDB, World Bank, World Renowned Environmentalist - UNESCO

09:20 – 09:50

Joint Keynote Address “Saving the Lake Chad to revitalize the Basin ecosystem for sustainable livelihoods, security and development by UNESCO and LCBC.

09:50 – 10: 15

Interlude (cultural dance and performance) 

10:15 – 10:25

Opening Address   by His Excellency Muhammadu Buhari GCFR,  President and Commander in Chief of the Nigerian Armed Forces

10:25 – 10:35

Vote of Thanks by The Director, Planning, Research and Statistics, Federal Ministry of Water Resources, Abuja.

10:35 – 10:40

National Anthem

10: 40 – 11:00

Photographs and Press interviews

11:00 – 11:30

Tea Break

 

Plenary Session1: Panel Discussion

11:30 – 12:10

Lead paper 1: Sustainable Trans-boundary Diplomacy and Management of Lake Chad: Towards a culture of Peace - UNESCO and DRC

12:10 – 12:50

Discussants

  • Expert in Trans-boundary Water Management
  • Expert in water diplomacy
  • Expert in Water Resource Management 
  • Water Policy Expert

12:50 - 1300

Question and Answer Session

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch Break

 

Plenary Session2: Panel Discussion

14:00 – 14:30

Lead paper 2: Dynamics of Water Resources within the Lake Chad Basin by Dr. Charles Ichoku, NASA Goddard Flight and Space Agency, USA. charles.m.ichoku@nasa.gov

14:30 – 14:50

Discussion

  • Expert in Water Dynamics
  • Researcher on Lake Chad Basin
  • Water Scientist
  • Expert in Trans-boundary Water Management

14:50 - 15:00

Question and Answer Session

15:00 – 15:30

Tea Break

15:30 – 16:15

Plenary Session3: Panel Discussion

 

Lead Paper 3: Water availability,  efficient use in various services, water reuse and sanitation - UNESCO

16:15 – 16:50

Discussion

  • Water Quality Expert
  • Water Policy Expert
  • Environmentalist
  • Scientist

16:50 - 17:00

Question and Answer Session

17:00

End of Day 2 Activities

Day 3

 

09:00 – 09:15

Brief Recap of day 1 Panel sessions

 

Plenary Session4: Panel Discussion

09:15 – 10:00

Lead Paper 4: (A presentation on the need to address the shrinking of Lake Chad (taking into consideration the requests of the community; causes of the shrinking of Lake Chad including, but not limited to climate change).Joint Paper by Prof Ibrahim Goni (University of Maiduguri) ibgoni@yahoo.com and Dr. Benjamin Ngatcha University of Ngaoundere, Cameroon  Email: ngatchangou@yahoo.fr

10:00 – 10:50

 

 

 

 

 

10:50 – 11:00

Discussion

  • Water Infrastructure Expert
  • Water Policy Expert
  • Researcher (focus on Lake Chad Basin)
  • Scientist
  • Policy expert

Question & Answer  Session

11:00 – 11:30

Tea Break

 

 Parallel Syndicate Sessions

11:30 – 12:30

Syndicate Session 1:  Restoration of Lake Chad: Sustainable Scientific Innovations

  • Call Paper (11:30 – 12:00)
  • Call Paper (12:00 – 12:30)

 

Syndicate Session 2: Lake Chad Water Transfer: Prospects, Challenges and solutions

  • Case studies on Inter-Basin Water transfer: Ubangi - Lake Chad Transfer - Study conducted by CIMA International 3400, du Souvenir Blvd., Suite 600, Laval, Quebec H7V 3Z2 Canada - Tel. (514) 337-2462 Fax. (450) 682-1013 – Lake Chad Basin Commission
  •  (11:30 – 12:00)
  • Case studies of The South–North Water Transfer Project China. - Chinese Embassy Abuja  (12:00 – 12:30)

 

Syndicate Session 3:  Water, food security, environmental, cooperation, social, cultural, educational and security aspects of the Lake Chad

  • Sustainable Water use for food security in the Lake Chad Basin (11:30 – 12:00) - Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) Abuja
  • Environmental, social and Cultural Framework for implementation of Large Water infrastructure  - UNESCO

(12:00 – 12:30)

 

Syndicate Session 4: Financing water Infrastructure in Africa; with specific reference to the restoration of Lake Chad

Case Study: Great Man-Made River project Libya

(11:30 – 11:50) - Libyan Embassy Abuja

  • Great Renaissance Dam in Ethiopia  (11:50 – 12:10) -  H.E Ambassador Samia Zekaria Gutu, Ethiopian Ambassador to Nigeria
  • SUEZ Canal in Egypt (12:10 – 12:30) - Egyptian Embassy Abuja

12:30 – 13:00

Parallel  Discussion of Presentations / Question & Answer Session

13: 00-14:00

Lunch Break

14:00 – 15:30

Syndicate Session 1:  Restoration of Lake Chad: Sustainable Scientific Innovations

  • Call  Paper (14:00 – 14:30)
  • Call Paper (14:30 – 15:00)
  • Call Paper  (15:00 – 15:30)

 

Syndicate Session 2: Lake Chad Water Transfer: Prospects, Challenges and solutions

  • Call Paper (14:00 – 14:30)
  • Call Paper (14:30 – 15:00)
  • Call Paper  (15:00 – 15:30)

 

Syndicate Session 3:  Water, food security environmental, cooperation, social, cultural, educational and security aspects of the Lake Chad

  • Call Paper (14:00 – 14:30)
  • Call Paper (14:30 – 15:00)
  • Call Paper  (15:00 – 15:30)

 

Syndicate Session 4: Financing water Infrastructure in Africa; with specific reference to the restoration of Lake Chad

  • Call Paper (14:00 – 14:30)
  • Call Paper (14:30 – 15:00)
  • Call Paper  (15:00 – 15:30)

15:30 – 16:00

Tea Break

16:00 – 17:00

Parallel  Discussion of Presentations / Question & Answer Session

17:00

End of Day 3 Activities

Day 4

OPENING HIGH LEVEL SESSION

09:00 - 10:00

Arrival of Presidents and Delegates

10:00 – 10:05                        

National Anthem

10:05 – 10:10

Welcome Address by His Excellency Muhammadu Buhari GCFR,  President and Commander in Chief of the Nigerian Armed Forces

10:10 – 10:40

Goodwill messages (Presidents of LCBC Member States, Champions of the Lake Chad, World Bank President, AfDB President etc, )

10:40 - 11:10

Documentary on Lake Chad - Issues and Perspectives – by LCBC

11:10 - 11-30

Cultural Display

Group Photograph

11:30 – 11:45

Tea Break

 

Plenary Session 5 : High Level Meeting and Presentation of reports of Syndicate Sessions and main recommendations

11:45 – 11:55

Report of Syndicate Session 1

11:55 - 12:05

Report of Syndicate Session2

12:05 - 12:15

Report of Syndicate Session3

12:15 - 12:25

Report of Syndicate Session4

12:25 – 13:25

Discussion of reports and recommendations

13:25 – 15:00

Lunch Break / High Level Meeting of Heads of Government / Secretariat Work

15:00 – 15:10

Presentation of Draft Road Map for “Saving the Lake Chad to revitalize the Basin ecosystem for sustainable livelihoods, security and development

15:10 - 15:20

Presentation of Draft Communiqué

15:20 - 15:30

Adoption of Road Map and Communiqué

15:30 – 16:00

 Official Closing of Conference

19:00 – 21:00

Presidential Dinner

 

 

 

THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON LAKE CHAD
Location: Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja, Nigeria.
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