Where We Work

Chad

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Since 1976, COOPI has been working in Chad, a country deeply marked by continuous migration, the presence of armed groups, and climate change, all of which expose the population to acute vulnerability, particularly in terms of nutritional and food insecurity.

In the country, COOPI intervenes with a multi-sectoral approach. In the Lac and N'Djamena regions, it provides emergency education for internally displaced children and local communities, offers psychosocial support to victims of trauma, and promotes peace building, with a particular focus on women's empowerment, gender-based violence and discrimination, and conflict prevention.

In the Ouaddai, Sila, and Salamat regions, COOPI has developed projects on agro pastoralism, particularly with regard to conflict prevention and management between farmers and pastoralists and participatory management of agro pastoral resources.

Since May 2023 in response to the Sudanese crisis, COOPI has been working in Sila alongside refugees with projects in the areas of child protection and WASH.

COOPI in Chad today

In Chad, COOPI implements humanitarian response activities through a multi-sectoral approach, with a focus on the involvement of women and children.

In fact, COOPI works on: 

  • Child protection through the construction of safe spaces for play, psychological support and socialization, family reunification for unaccompanied or separated children, sensitizations against recruitment into armed groups, and peaceful cohabitation;
  • The education of children and youth through the support of formal, informal and literacy schools;
  • The sustainable management of agro-pastoral resources;
  • Women's empowerment and conflict prevention.

COOPI development lines in Chad

COOPI's priority areas of intervention in the near future in Chad will be:

  • child protection by strengthening through mental health promotion and psychosocial support to displaced persons, refugees and host populations, especially as a complement to emergency education activities;
  • education (in emergency or development situations) by building and rehabilitating school infrastructure, training teachers and decentralized services, raising community awareness, supporting vocational training, strengthening parent associations and management committees;
  • agro pastoralism and management of natural resources: strengthening and support of local authorities in the establishment and implementation of conventions, implementation of hydraulic and pastoral works and establishment of management committees, participatory management of agropastoral resources in peripheral areas of protected areas or areas highly exposed to the effects of climate change (desertification);
  • promotion of peace, combating and preventing violence and gender discrimination, empowerment of women.

THE SITUATION IN Chad

0 /189

HDI - Human Development Index


Source: UNDP - Human Development Report 2020

78% %

Illiteracy rate (% adults aged 15 and older)


Source: UNESCO Institute for Statistics 2016

39.6 %

Rate of malnutrition


Source: Global Nutrition Report 2021

0 %

Rate of population living below poverty line


Source: UNDP - Human Development Report 2020

COOPI'S ACTIVITY IN Chad

10

Projects
Source: COOPI Annual report 2022

140,391

Beneficiaries
Source: COOPI Annual report 2022

8

International staff
Source: COOPI Annual report 2022

37

Local staff
Source: COOPI Annual report 2022

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