Traditional knowledge and landscape mapping in Chad for climate change adaptation

Within the context of a CTA-funded initiative, our partners from the Indigenous Peoples of Africa Coordinating Committee (IPACC) and the "Association des Femmes Peules Autochtones du Tchad" (AFPAT) are now in southern Chad to work on a Participatory 3D modelling exercise with M'bororo pastoralists. The exercise takes place near Baibokoum where a mountain landscape meets a plains area, and where farmers and herders have to cope with their different and sometimes competing land use patterns.

The purpose of the participatory mapping mapping exercise is to help pastoralists articulate their traditional landscape / ecosystem knowledge and reflect on how this can feed into national adaptation planning, local resilience building and conflict prevention.