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Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC)

30-MAY-2016 12:14

    The Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC) was established by four countries that bordering Lake Chad i.e. Cameroon, Niger, Nigeria and Chad on 22nd May, 1964.  It is basically basin organisation which is funded by the member state. In 1996, the Republic of Central Africa joined the commission and Libya joined in 2008. Currently, commission has four original member states out of which Sudan, Egypt, the Republic of Congo and the Democratic Republic of Congo admitted observer status.

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    Objectives of Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC)

    • To manage sustainability and equability of shared water resources of Lake Chad
    • To preserve the ecosystem around basin.
    • To maintain regional integration, peace and security around basin.

    Organisational Structure of Lake Chad Commission (LCBC)

    The Executive Secretariat:  It is an apex organ of the commission which executes the decisions of the Summit of Heads of State and the Resolutions of the Council of Ministers. Under the authority of the Executive Secretary there are two Directorates-General which are given below:

    1. The Directorate-General of Operations made up of three Departments

    • Projects Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Water Resources and Environment
    • Capacity Building, Information and Data Monitoring

    2. The Directorate-General of Administration and Finance with two Departments:

    • Finance and Equipment
    • Human Resources.

    The Consultative Committees: It is consists of - Donors Committee; Interministerial Committee; Committee of Stakeholders; Committee of Experts.

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