Sustainable Development: Peace: The Prevention of Risks and Conflict in Chad (2009)
Located in central Africa with ten million inhabitants, Chad is a melting pot for many different ethnicities. Major conflicts for water and land come from migratory herdsmen and sedentary farmers. Local chiefs work with the various groups to come up with equitable solutions for conflicts that arise. In addition, they are working to come up with lasting solutions to reduce the number of future conflicts.
To get along, and to live in peace, the simplest solutions are often the most effective. Development projects owe their success to the involvement of the local people with respect for their customs. In addition international aid and in particular, to France which has been investing in rural water projects here for 15 years.