Community Involvement in Promoting Peace in Cameroon-Douala

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CONCEPT NOTE

Background       

Cameroon is at a crossroads in its history. For nearly a decade, the country, once described as a haven of peace in Africa, has been sinking into a spiral of conflict. Institutional solutions have been initiated to ensure a favorable response to the end of the crisis. There is an urgent need to adopt contemporary approaches to democracy that emphasize the importance of citizen participation as vectors of political legitimacy in the development of public policies and laws. In principle, from a democratic point of view, it would seem that we should always advocate for greater participation of citizens in the search for solutions.

Objective of the event

The objective of this event is to propose citizen solutions through which Cameroon can accelerate its progress towards the resolution of current conflicts. This event is in line with the mission of the Nkafu Policy Institute, a think tank (research center) of the Denis and Lenora Foretia Foundation, to catalyze the economic transformation of African countries by focusing on social entrepreneurship, science and technology, health and the implementation of development policies that create economic opportunities for all.

Target audience

This event aims to bring together 60 participants from the public, private and civil society sectors, including journalists, researchers, displaced persons, traditionalist representatives, and students who have the potential to propose common sense solutions to the current crises in Cameroon.

Participation fees?

There will be no registration fees or per diem.

Areas of focus of the debate

During the event, there will be presentations on major facts about the current crises in Cameroon. The event will consist of a 90-minutes open discussion. The following thematics will be addressed during the event.

  • Overview of current conflicts in Cameroon.
  • Citizen solutions to the current conflicts in Cameroon

Location of the event

DK HOTEL, Douala-Bonaberi

 

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