Flag of Chad

Chad is a vast, landlocked country with an area of nearly 1.3m square kilometers. Chad is home to a range of important ecosystems, natural resources, and diverse plant and animal life. Its woody biomass cover is estimated to be 10.9m hectares, and plays a significant role in country’s socio-economic standing. However, this vegetation is threatened by climatic hazards and pressure from human activities including unsustainable agricultural practices, oil and mineral extraction, and brush fires. Chad has put multiple initiatives in place to arrest and reverse this degradation and promote sustainable land management.

Restoration Commitment

Restoration Commitment: 
1.4 million hectares
Year Committed: 
Priority Interventions: 

To be determined through restoration opportunity assessment

Alignment with domestic targets: 

Chad’s restoration target contributes to the following initiatives:

  • Vision 2030 Strategy: “The Chad that We Want” (Plan du Tchad, Vision 2030)
  • Restoration and Ecosystem Rehabilitation of Lake Chad (Project de rehabilitation et de restauration des écosystems du Lac Tchad) across 4,000ha
  • National Action Program to Combat Desertification (Programme d’Action Nationale de Lutte Contre la Désertification) PAN/LCD, and land degradation neutrality hectare target
  • National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan(Stratégie Nationale et Plan d’Action en matiere de Diversité Biologique) SNPA/DB • Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC)
  • Great Green Wall initiative (Agency Nationale de la Grande Muraille Verte) and 3m ha target
Requested assistance from AFR100: 
  • Technical and financial support to restore an additional 1.4m hectares, as a complement to the 3.5m hectares already slated for restoration under the aforementioned projects