This report is based on data collected from November 2020 – February 2021 as part of an ongoing survey of community leaders in Borno State, Nigeria. It focuses on emerging findings on the impact of climate change on recruitment into the insurgency in the North East.

The report will be updated as more survey data is collected, not only from community leaders, but also from community members and even former associates of Boko Haram and other armed groups.

This report provides an overview of climate-conflict links in Nigeria, followed by emerging, related findings from the MEAC community leaders survey, and ends with the examination of a few key policy and programmatic implications of these findings.

This publication can be downloaded from the UNU-CPR website

Citation: Jessica Caus (2021) "Climate-Driven Recruitment into Armed Groups in Nigeria", MEAC Findings Report 1, United Nations University, New York.