Nexus Fact Sheet // Frexus: Improving security and climate resilience in a fragile context through the Water-Energy-Food Security Nexus
With the FREXUS project, is aimed to improve security and climate resilience in a fragile context through the Water-Energy and Food Security Nexus (Frexus), in Mali, Niger and Chad. The objective is to increase peace and stability in areas where resource conflict is exacerbated by climate change.
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 plays a major role in tensions between communities. In parallel, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has declared the Sahel one of the most vulnerable regions to climate change worldwide.
The vicious cycle of scarcity, competition, conflict and instability can be turned into a virtuous cycle of resilience, sustainable resources management, cooperation and security. Thus, some of the key ouputs the FREXUS project is aiming for are the following (see the Factsheet for the full project information):
- Baseline studies for the Niger River Basin and Lake Chad Basin on key factors and key actors as well as climate stressors of existing resource use conflicts
- Detailed Assessments at regional or national level
- Development and testing of a specific analytical tool to assess the linkages between resource scarcity, climate change, and conflict and security from anexus perspective
- Identification of at least 4 areas (local/transboundary-local, national or regional) for conducting comprehensive hotspot analysis
- Awareness-raising and capacity building measuresfor key stakeholders
- Assessment of the impacts of climate change and climate variability in the Niger Basin and the Lake Chad Basin
Nexus Fact Sheet // Frexus: Improving security and climate resilience in a fragile context through the Water-Energy-Food Security Nexus (English)
Alexandre Mesnil, email@example.com