ADDIS ABABA, (Xinhua) --
The Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC)
and the African Union (AU) have organized a three-day
conference in N’Djamena, Chad, to deliberate on ways of
stabilizing the areas affected by Boko Haram.
conference from Thursday to Saturday, is themed
“Supporting the development of a framework for a
Regional Stabilization Strategy for areas affected by
Boko Haram,” according to an AU statement on Friday.
Framework for a Regional Stabilization Strategy is the
first step towards the development of a comprehensive
Regional Stabilization Strategy which will drive and
rationalize various initiatives aimed at stabilizing the
areas affected by Boko Haram.
Commissioner for Peace and Security, Smail Chergui, and
Chad Minister of Water and Sanitation, Sidick Abdelkeria
Haggar, have jointly presided over the official opening
ceremony of the Conference, together with Engineer
Sanusi Imran Abdullahi, LCBC Executive Secretary.
participants include representatives of victims and
civil society organizations from areas affected by Boko
Haram, governors and traditional leaders, officials from
the LCBC Member States, Benin and the AU,
representatives of the United Nations and their agencies
on the ground, and other international development
The LCBC is
an intergovernmental organization established on May 22,
1964 by the four countries that border Lake Chad:
Cameroon, Niger, Nigeria and Chad. The Republic of
Central Africa joined the organization in 1996 and Libya
was admitted in 2008.