Lake Chad, an unusual potential

When :

from Tuesday 19 November, 2019
09:00
to Sunday 5 January, 2020
18:00

Type of event :

Special Event

Where :

UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France

Contact :

n.raondry-rakotoarisoa@unesco.org

Discover the unusual potential of Lake Chad in 4 indigenous languages through the activities of the BIOPALT project in a photo gallery on the fences of UNESCO's headquarters.

Lake Chad is an important source of fresh water that supports more than 40 million people and faces growing challenges. Its potential, variability and diversity make it an asset in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Discover this photo gallery on the HQ fences: the unusual potential of Lake Chad in 4 indigenous languages through the activities of the BIOPALT project.

The BIOPALT project aims to contribute to poverty reduction (SDG 1) and promote a culture of peace (SDG 16) by strengthening the capacity of Member States to develop sustainable, equitable, inclusive and coordinated management of the water, natural and cultural resources of the Lake Chad Basin. The project combines the approaches of the International Hydrological Programme (SDG 6), the Man and the Biosphere Programme (SDG 15 and 13) and the Cultural Heritage Conventions (SDG 11 and 15) in the context of climate change mitigation (SDG 13).

The BIOPALT project is implemented by UNESCO through its Man and Biosphere (MAB) programme, International Hydrological Programme (IHP)) and World Heritage. It targets, in particular, young people, women and indigenous peoples.