Conference, held in Berlin in 2018, a result of increasing instability, the COVID-19 pandemic long-term effects, the impact of climate change, and economic shocks, all of which have exacerbated the humanitarian situation.
The amount of funding required for the emergency response in the Basin has also risen, from $259 million in 2018, to an estimated $1.8 billion.
The Conference is co-hosted by the Governments of Niger, Germany, and Norway, together with the United Nations.
The objectives of the conference include a focus on improved coordination between the different actors involved in humanitarian, stabilisation, and development activities in the region.
Others are coordination to better access for humanitarian assistance to all parts of the population; and addressing the adverse impacts of climate change as part of peacebuilding and humanitarian efforts.