Strengthening resilience and peaceful cohabitation in Chad (PRCPT)

Strengthening resilience and peaceful cohabitation in Chad (PRCPT)

Funded by the European Union Emergency Trust Fund for Africa with a contribution from the Federal Ministry for Economic Co-operation and Development of Germany (BMZ), the project targeted vulnerable populations in two strategic corridors of Chad (East and West). By intervening mainly in these vital corridors for the socio-economic development of the country, the ultimate goal of the PRCPT project was to contribute to the eradication of the main reasons for illegal migration. The project notably contributed to increasing resilience and improving economic opportunities. It also contributed to reducing cross-border destabilising factors through the implementation of local and communal development plans. One of the main priorities was the involvement of women. Women are often excluded from the distribution of resources and from civic and political participation. The promotion of young women took place in most of the project intervention areas within the framework of the current cultural and social context.

Global objective

  • Increase resilience and improve economic opportunities in Chad in order to reduce cross-border destabilising factors

Specific objectives

  • Improve the living conditions of local populations, refugees and returnees and create employment opportunities through the implementation of Local and communal development plans
  • Consolidate peace and prevent religious and community conflicts in Chad

Expected results

  • Improved local governance through support to local governance structures and emerging local planning efforts (Local and communal development plans)
  • Implementation of priority actions of Local and communal development plans in the field of job creation and socio-economic integration of young people, women and refugees / returnees
  • Promotion of local initiatives in favour of intercommunity, intra- and interfaith dialogue and the promotion of a culture of peace, tolerance and civic education


3 years : 01/10/2016 - 01/10/2019


The project was implemented in the following two corridors:
– the eastern corridor of the country, on the border with Sudan, covering the regions of Salamat and Sila (priority areas)
– the western corridor all along the border with Cameroon covering the regions of Hadjer Lamis, Chari Baguirmi, Mayo Kebbi
Some pilot activities were also conducted in the regions of Borkou, Ennedi (East and West) in Tibesti.


Populations in targeted areas

Key facts & figures:

  • 288 000 people participating in conflict prevention and peace building activities
  • 256 000 people having improved access to basic services
  • 9 500 people assisted to develop economic income-generating activities
  • 8 600 people receiving food-security related assistance
  • 540 jobs created


EUR 20 300 000


  • European Union Emergency Trust Fund for Africa (EUR 18 million)
  • Federal Ministry for Economic Co-operation and Development of Germany (BMZ)


  • German International Development Co-operation Agency (GIZ)


  • Local authorities and decentralised services

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  • Chad


  • Agriculture & value chains
  • Aide d’urgence
  • Employment & revenues
  • Food security & zero hunger
  • Gender
  • Governance & capacity-building
  • Health
  • Livestock & pastoralism
  • Local actors & livelihoods
  • Natural resource management
  • Poverty
  • Social affairs & social protection
  • Water & sanitation
  • Youth


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

Agir Pillars

  • Pillar 1: Improve social protection for the most vulnerable communities and households in order to secure their livelihoods
  • Pillar 2: Strengthen the nutrition of vulnerable households
  • Pillar 3: Sustainably improve agricultural and food productivity and the incomes of the most vulnerable households and improve access to food
  • Pillar 4: Strengthen governance in food and nutrition security


  • Local

Sustainable Development Goals

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