Chad

Chad
Chad

Official Name: The Republic of Chad
Capital: N’Djamena
Independence Day: 11 August 1960
Currency: CFA franc (XAF)

Key Results

  • Chad is expected to benefit from the Solar-Desertec Sahara Solar Project, which promotes the generation of electricity in North Africa, the Middle East and Europe using renewable sources, such as solar power plants and wind parks. In addition, a Euro-Mediterranean electricity network, primarily made up of high-voltage direct current transmission cables, is under development. The energy generation and transmission project is designed to serve Algeria, Niger, Libya, Tunisia, Morocco, Egypt, and Chad.
  • The Missing Links on the Trans-Sahara Highway Project entails the construction of 225 km of road between Assamakka and Arlit, Niger.
  • The Optic fibre Link between Algeria and Nigeria via Niger entails the installation of 4 500 km of terrestrial optic fibre cable, costed at USD 80 million.
  • The Dakar-Ndjamena-Djbouti Road/Rail Project stretches 8,715 km of road and rail from Senegal to Djibouti. A total cost of USD2.21 billion is estimated for the road link and USD5.95 for the rail section.
  • The Central African Interconnection is a 3,800 km line from the DRC to South Africa through Angola,Gabon, Namibia and as well connecting to Equatorial Guinea, Cameroon and Chad.
  • The Douala-Bangui Douala-Ndjamena Corridor aims to modernise the highest priority multimodal ARTIN corridor in Central Africa and facilitate travel for people and goods across the borders between Cameroon, Chad and the Central African Republic.
  • The Central Africa Hub Port and Rail Programme responds to the future capacity problems in Central African ports by developing a regional hub port and rail linkage master plan and port expansion.
  • Africa has a target of committing 100 Million hectares of land for restoration through the application of the restoration opportunities assessment methodology. To-date, Chad has committed 1.4 million ha.
  • Chad signed the CAADP Compact in 2013, committing to prioritise agricultural transformation and development. Subsequently, the country’s National Agriculture Investment Plan was drafted in 2014. A methodology for integrating Agriculture Public Expenditure processes into Agriculture Joint Sector Review processes was developed. According to the CAADP Biennial Review Report, this resulted in better coordination of agricultural interventions through increased collaboration between governments, technical and financial partners, increased development and implementation of evidence-based policies. Chad has exponentially increased the size of irrigated areas from its value of the year 2000.
  • A Strategic Investment Programme (SIP) was established to upscale sustainable land and water management (SLWM) practices. The Programme saw the set-up of an Emergency Agriculture Production Support Project with the aim to address drought related crop failures and loss of livestock through emergency food support, restoration of vulnerable ecosystems and capacity building. It specifically supports communities and producer organisations in increasing the production of selected crops and livestock species.
  • The country is also currently receiving support of USD34.26 million from the Sahel and West Africa Program (SAWAP), specifically aimed at addressing land degradation and desertification, boosting food security, and supporting communities to adapt to climate change.