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NIAMEY 23-24 January 2023

Mahatma Gandhi International Conference Centre


Since the last Conference held in Berlin in 2018, the crisis in the Lake Chad Basin has worsened, with increased violence, development deficits, humanitarian needs, and barriers to access to basic social services, production systems and humanitarian support. As a result, 5.3 million people remain displaced in the region. The combined consequences of increasing instability, the COVID-19 pandemic long-term effects, the impact of climate change and economic shocks have exacerbated the humanitarian situation. The Governments of Niger, Germany and Norway, together with the United Nations are co-hosting the 3rd High-level Conference on the Lake Chad Region, on 23-24 January 2023 at the Mahatma Gandhi International Conference Centre in Niamey, Niger.

Featured Speakers

Featured Speakers


Mr. Hassoumi Massoudou

Minister of State, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Republic of Niger


Mr. Erling Rimestad

State Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway

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Ms. Ahunna Eziakonwa

Assistant Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Regional Director for Africa


Ms. Katja Keul

Minister of State at the Federal Foreign Office, Germany

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Mr. Abdoulaye Mar Dieye

UN Under-Secretary-General and Special Coordinator for development in the Sahel


Ms. Joyce Msuya

Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator (OCHA)



Opening Ceremony Highlights
Conference Highlights
Closing Highlights