Lake Chad Basin: socio-economic resilience in the shadow of Boko Haram


©Institute for Security Studies

This report presents evidence-based analysis to support ongoing processes to build resilience in the Lake Chad Basin through human mobility and commerce. It shows how economic actors in the region have been affected by the Boko Haram conflict and how some government measures have exacerbated their vulnerability. It also highlights actions taken by these actors to sustain livelihoods and adapt to the crisis.

About the authors

The research for this report was conducted collaboratively by the authors – Remadji Hoinathy and Teniola Tayo – with support from other members of the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) Lake Chad Basin Programme. These are Malik Samuel and Akinola Olojo, and research consultants Illiassou Abdoulaye, Oumar Abdelbanat, Regis Zambo and Yerima Goni.

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