Cameroon 2021

Movement for Democracy, Development and Transparency Cameroon

Promoting Youth Advocacy and Reducing Radicalization in the Anglophone Regions

$39500

To promote youth activism and mobilize youth to advocate for an inclusive dialogue, ceasefire, and a peaceful resolution of the Anglophone crisis.  The organization will hold a series of youth engagement events at churches and chiefdoms across the Anglophone regions.  The group will hold a roundtable with key stakeholders to identify a compromise solution to end the violence.  Finally, they will launch a social media campaign to engage citizens and prevent youth radicalization and violence from propaganda.

 

Civil Initiatives for Development with Integrity

Engaging CSOs for a Meaningful Dialogue on the Anglophone Crisis

$19000

To engage CSOs, separatist groups, and the government in a meaningful dialogue on the Anglophone crisis.  The grantee will make three fact-finding missions to other countries in Africa that have experienced conflict over separatist movements.  The organization will use these findings to inform a discussion over possible outcomes to the crisis and engage the government and separatist groups over these findings.  Finally, the grantee will commission an opinion poll of Anglophone citizens so their views will be represented in discussions with key stakeholders.

 

Interfaith Vision Foundation Cameroon

Promoting Youth Inclusion in Local Governance

$150000

To promote youth and civil society participation in local decision-making and the peace-building process. The organization will host a series of workshops to build the capacity of youth council members to participate in the local budgeting process and promote peace advocacy.  The grantee will host events in all 10 regions of the country to spread municipal youth council structures throughout Cameroon.  Finally, the organization will train and support a network of youth activists to carry out an advocacy campaign supporting peace and accountability.

 

Un Monde Avenir

Supporting Youth Participation in Public Affairs

$3600

To promote youth participation in public affairs and local decision-making.  The grantee will host a Youth and Citizen Forum to engage with youth about the obstacles to participating in the political process.  The organization will establish a digital platform for youth to discuss public affairs and send their recommendations to elected officials. Finally, the group will host events to monitor and discuss public policies and conduct town halls to engage with elected officials on issues important to Cameroonian youth.  This group has over 15 years of experience working with youth in and around Douala on promoting government accountability and countering election fraud.

 

Association Internationale Kofi Annan pour la Promotion et la Protection des Droits de l’Homme et la Paix

Advancing the Rights of IDPs in the West Region

$50000

To investigate and advocate for the rights of IDPs in the West region.  The organization will conduct investigations into the status of civil and political rights of IDPs from the Anglophone crisis.  The grantee will publish reports and launch a campaign to engage IDPs with local officials to advance their rights while in exile from their home regions.  The group will also provide psychological and employment counseling to IDPs to improve their livelihoods while living in the West region.

 

Network for Solidarity, Empowerment and Transformation for All – NewSETA

Enhancing Civic Space and Youth Inclusion in Public Affairs

$4000

To promote youth inclusion in public affairs, protect civic space, and promote the freedom of expression, assembly, and association. The organization will continue their REPAIR workshops to engage 160 youth leaders in public affairs and promote peace in their communities.The grantee will conduct a survey of 100 CSOs to understand the challenges they face in terms of freedom of expression and assembly  Finally, the organization will host a meeting with 60 youth leaders and 10 MPs to advocate for expanding civic space.

 

Action des Chretiens pour l’Abolition de la Torture – Littoral

Engaging Key Stakeholders in the Promotion of Human Rights

$42000

To engage key stakeholders in monitoring and advocating for the human rights of detainees.  The organization will hold a series of five workshops targeting elected officials, judicial sector representatives, traditional leaders, prison officials, CSO representatives, and a cross-sector seminar to engage them on promoting the human and due process rights of detainees in Cameroon. The organization will conduct regular prison visits to monitor conditions, inform detainees of their rights, and release regular reports on the findings.