The Quest for Citizens Participation in Promoting Peace in Cameroon – Dschang

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CONCEPT NOTE


Background  
Cameroon at crossroads in its history? For decades now, while many other African countries have been engulfed in conflicts, Cameroon had been admired by many as a peace loving and stable country. But it would appear events in recent times are fast eroding that notion as the country is being confronted with a series of challenges. It is in this light that we are embarking on contemporary approach trying to encourage greater participation of the citizens in promoting peace in their community and in finding solutions to their common problems.


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, whose mission is to provide independent, in-depth and insightful policy recommendations that advance the Cameroonian economy and the economies of other sub-Saharan African countries.


Target audience
This event aims to bring together 80 participants from the public, private and civil society sectors, including journalists, researchers, displaced persons, traditional authorities, 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 theme will be addressed in two phases:

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

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