The Sahel region has experienced a deterioration of its security situation over the last decade with a rise in armed conflict, rebel groups and terrorism. Access to natural resources is one of the factors that plays a major role in tensions between communities.

The purpose of the FREXUS project is to increase peace and stability in areas where resource conflict is exacerbated by climate change. The project aims at developing and testing assessment tools and methodology regarding the linkages between resources uses, climate change and conflicts. while identifying and implementing activities to counter the challenges found especially in fragile contexts. It pursues an integrated and NEXUS-based approach that will be applied to counter negative spirals of resource scarcity and conflicts and, instead, establish climate resilient development opportunities. Frexus focuses on local communities and is dedicated towards the inclusion of the security stakeholders and the most vulnerable parts of the population, especially women.

The project is currently operating in Mali, Niger and Chad, with an objective to increase peace and stability in areas where resource conflict is exacerbated by climate change.

Title Region Frexus
event 22 Apr 2021

Nexus Blog // Lutte contre les changements climatiques: une opportunité pour la prévention des conflits au Sahel

Les conflits autour des ressources naturelles (eau, terre, énergie) jouent un rôle significatif dans la détérioration de la situation sécuritaire au…

event 22 Apr 2021

Nexus Blog // Combating climate change: an opportunity for conflict prevention in the Sahel

By Jakob Seidler. Conflicts over natural resources (water, land, energy) play a significant role in the deterioration of the security situation in…

event 21 Apr 2021

Nexus Blog // Atelier regional de demarrage des projects Nexus eau-energie-securite alimentaire et Frexus dans le Bassin du Niger

Lancement de deux projets financés conjointement par l'Union européenne (UE) et le ministère fédéral allemand de la coopération économique et du…


Alexandre Mesnil
Regional Coordinator FREXUS


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