Inclusive development programme in host areas (DIZA)

Inclusive development programme in host areas (DIZA)

Funded by the European Union Emergency Trust Fund for Africa, the Inclusive development programme in host areas (DIZA) targets vulnerable people, namely indigenous people, refugees, internally displaced persons (IDPs) and returnees in various areas in eastern and southern Chad (Ouaddai, Sila, Salamat, Moyen Chari, Mandoul and Logone Oriental). The action aims to improve the living conditions of local and displaced populations through support for sustainable economic development. The action thus makes it possible to respond to food crises in the short term while reducing factors of vulnerability in the long term. It aims to improve access to basic social services, employment and income, local governance and to strengthen the resilience of the populations targeted by the project. The gender dimension is taken into account in all programme components.



Global objective

  • Improve the living conditions of the indigenous populations and refugees/returnees through support for inclusive local development, in order to minimise the factors contributing to inter-community tensions, instability and ultimately the risk of increased forced displacement and conflict.

Specific objectives

  • Support access to basic services and social protection tools for all populations (host communities, IDPs, refugees and returnees) through the creation of community investment funds;
  • Strengthen the creation of economic opportunities and jobs in order to empower people to achieve economic self-sufficiency;
  • Strengthen local governance mechanisms by strengthening the technical capacities of the authorities and by creating a dynamic of regular consultation between populations, local authorities and stakeholders.

Expected results

  • Chantiers HIMO pour la (re)construction des services essentiels communautaires ;
  • Création de fonds d’investissement communautaires pour le fonctionnement et le maintien des services essentiels communautaires ;
  • Amélioration de l’accès aux mécanismes de protection sociale pour les plus vulnérables ;
  • Accès au micro-crédit accompagné de mise à l’échelle et consolidation progressive ;
  • Création de chaînes de valeur dans les domaines agro-sylvo-pastoraux et valorisation des ressources naturelles ;
  • Formation professionnelle et technique ;
  • Renforcement des capacités des populations, autorités locales et parties prenantes dans la planification, la gestion et la redevabilité participatives, y compris des finances locales ;
  • Échanges culturels entre les communautés ;
  • Respect du droit des réfugiés par l’adoption de la loi d’asile, l’obtention de la liberté de circulation et d’installation, la liberté professionnelle, la documentation et le statut juridique sécurisant l’investissement et l’accès à la terre.
  • HIMO sites for the (re)construction of basic services at community level;
  • Establishment of community investment funds for the operation and maintenance of basic services at community level;
  • Improved access to social protection mechanisms for the most vulnerable;
  • Access to micro-credit accompanied by scaling and progressive consolidation;
  • Creation of value chains in agro-silvo-pastoral activities and valorisation of natural resources;
  • Vocational and technical training;
  • Capacity-building for local populations, authorities and stakeholders in participatory planning, management and accountability, including local finance;
  • Cultural exchanges between communities;
  • Respect of the refugee law through adoption of the asylum law, obtaining freedom of movement and installation, professional freedom, documentation and legal status securing investment and access to land.


Refugees (258 000), returnees (50 000) and host communities (250 000) of the regions of Ouaddaï, Sila, Salamat, Moyen Chari, Mandoul and Logone Oriental.


15 million

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  • Chad


  • Agriculture & value chains
  • Employment & revenues
  • Food security & zero hunger
  • Gender
  • Governance & capacity-building
  • Health
  • Local actors & livelihoods
  • Poverty
  • Social affairs & social protection


  • Pastoralists & Agro-pastoralists
  • Poor workers in the informal economy
  • Refugees
  • Vulnerable small-scale farmers
  • Women

Agir Pillars

  • Pillar 1: Improve social protection for the most vulnerable communities and households in order to secure their livelihoods

Sustainable Development Goals

SDG 1 SDG 2 SDG 5 SDG 8 SDG 16