Inades-Formation Chad, Inades-Formation Cameroon and their partners have launched the implementation of the project to support the strengthening of the resilience and peaceful coexistence of the Lake Chad Basin communities.

This is a cross-border project to support the resilience of youth groups through the entrepreneurial development of market gardening and fishing in a secure environment, by learning, adopting and innovating production and market access instruments.

Its objective is to support the most vulnerable populations in seven districts/sub-prefectures of Cameroon and Chad to organize and take collective measures for the security of their territories, peaceful coexistence and the improvement of their livelihoods.

Indeed, in the Lake Chad Basin, poverty is deepening and becoming more entrenched in households, despite the efforts made by the relevant Governments and development partners to improve the well-being of the populations, the majority of whom are young people.  In the Far North region of Cameroon, only 24% of the population lives in urban areas. In Chad, only 21.8% of the population lives in cities.

Agriculture, livestock, fishing and trade (internal and cross-border) constitute the main means of livelihood for this population, mainly the populations living along the Logone River in Cameroon and Chad.

In this rural border area, households face food shortages due to climate change. The area is experiencing either droughts or floods, which disrupts agricultural and livestock production, a climate threat compounded by the insecurity that reigns in the region, following terrorist acts.

The outcomes of the project will be:

  • The improvement of the security situation in the 7 districts/sub-prefectures of Cameroon and Chad thanks to the collective actions of the populations.
  • The improvement of the livelihoods of the populations in the seven districts/sub-prefectures of Cameroon and Chad, especially young people.
  • The populations of the three regions of Cameroon and Chad enjoying greater public freedoms, entrepreneurial freedoms and freedom of movement.

The project is implemented in the districts of Kousseri, Logone Birni and Mora in Cameroon, and in the sub-prefectures of Loumia, Logoun Gana, Ndjamena Fara and Mani in Chad.

The target group of the project is young people living in the three districts and the four sub-prefectures.

The project’s partners are:

  • Cantonal development committees (Cameroon)
  • Cantonal development associations (Chad)
  • Groups of young market gardeners
  • Youth Fishing Groups
  • Village savings and credit groups
  • Regional advocacy platforms

Development of Youth Entrepreneurship and Resilience

In Tchad, poverty, unemployment, illiteracy and weak family structures contribute to making young men vulnerable to radicalization. According to the studies, young people are more tempted to make the adventure with Boko haram, as they hope to improve their living conditions. Concerned about this situation, Inades-Formation Chad has decided to undertake, with the help of its partners, actions that will help young people to have a better life.

The project “Development of youth entrepreneurship and resilience” is therefore aimed at helping to reduce the vulnerability of young people in communities around Lake Chad towards the Boko Haram sect by developing opportunities for youth entrepreneurship in the region. Market gardening and fishing.

The target audience consists of young people aged 15 to 24 and exposed to the threats and influence of the Boko Haram sect. More specifically, 500 young people interested in market gardening and fishing in the Lake Tchad basin sector. There are four sub-divisions in 02 regions that share the Lake Tchad basin, including sub-divisions of La-Loumia, Logoun Gana (Chari-Baguirmi region), Ndjamena Fara and Mani (Hadjer-Lamis region) .

The project is planned for a period of three years from 1 January 2017.

Financial partner


To develop the self-employment of 700 young people in the regions of Agneby-Tiassa and the major bridges through the creation of income-generating activities in the agro-pastoral sectors (BCP-Emploi-AFD)

The project is part of the overall framework of the Government Program “Youth Employment and Skills Development”, which aims to improve employability and entrepreneurship. The program comprises three (3) components:

  • Component 1 – Strengthening the employability of young people;
  • Component 2 – Development of entrepreneurship;
  • Component 3 – Institutional support.

Inades-Formation Côte d’Ivoire intervenes at Component 2 level and has the task of accompanying 700 young people, including 366 men and 334 women in the regions of the Great Bridges and the Agnéby-Tiassa.

The tasks of Inades-Formation Côte d’Ivoire are to help the beneficiaries in the development of business plans in order to select the best 700, taking into account economic opportunities and value chains with high potential in sectors Agro-pastoral sectors and to strengthen the capacities of the beneficiaries in techniques specific to the sectors concerned by the selected business plans, commercial management and financial management.

The beneficiaries of this project are mainly young people from urban and rural areas that are vulnerable, at risk (graduates, unemployed or underemployed, out of school, or out of school, looking for work), who have a project idea and Aged between 18 and 35 years.

The project started in 2016.

Financial partner :

  • State of Ivory Coast
  • French Development Agency