Risk Profile

Chad is prone to drought, floods, storms, insect infestation and epidemics. In 2013, 2.4 million people were at risk of food insecurity, aggravated by the poor agricultural production in the Sahel, and 32.000 people were affected by floods. Chad also registers refugee influxes and returns of Chadians due to on-going conflicts in neighbouring CAR, Libya, Nigeria and Sudan (OCHA, Humanitarian Overview, January 2014).

CADRI Support to Chad

In June 2013, CADRI conducted a scoping mission in Chad to define the parameters of a fully-fledged assessment of national capacities for disaster risk reduction, including preparedness for response. The National Disaster Risk Reduction Capacity Assessment exercise was conducted in November 2013 under Government and UN Country Team leadership, with participation of other national stakeholders. The Capacity Assessment identified capacity opportunities and gaps related to DRR and proposed recommendations on how these capacities can  be reinforced . The capacity assessment was conducted using CADRI methodology according to the five Hyogo Framework for Action priority areas, namely:

  • institutional arrangements for disaster risk reduction
  • risk identification, assessment and communication
  • knowledge, training and education; reducing underlying risk factors
  • enhancing disaster preparedness and response capacities.

During the mission, a 1-day training workshop was conducted targeting 20 members of the Chadian National Platform for DRR. The National Plan of Action for Capacity Development in DRR is planned to be developed with support from CADRI in early 2014. Subsequent technical support from CADRI partner agencies will be available for the implementation of certain capacity development activities in the National Plan.