VISION: PROMOTING MORAL & TRADITIONAL VALUES THROUGH HUMAN RIGHTS, PEACE BUILDING & YOUTH DEVELOPMENT AS PRE-REQUISITES TO A CULTURE OF PEACE!

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STRENGTHENING THE TECHNICAL AND OPERATIONAL CAPACITIES OF STATE PARTIES TO THE KINSHASA CONVENTION ON SALW

 

RATIONALE:

Over 10 million illicit SALW circulate in the Central Africa Sub Region and is expected to rise with ravaging conflicts in Central Africa Republic, DRC, Cameroon, Burundi and the Boko Haram insurgency in the Lake Chad Basin and the current Anglophone crisis in the North West and South West Regions of Cameroon. The adoption of the Kinshasa Convention on SALW for Central Africa in April 2010 and the entry into force of this convention on March 8, 2017 with Angola’s ratification as the sixth state, later on Sao Tome as the seventh state, followed by the holding of the first Conference of State Parties (CSP1) in Yaounde from 11 – 13 June 2018 generated momentum for the effective implementation of the Convention. Unfortunately, its State Parties still lacks capacity on MOSAIC modules on the elaboration of national action plans (NAPs), creation and management of National Commissions on Small Arms (NATCOMS), gender and youth key to the convention’s implementation. This project seeks to help build the technical and operational capacities of 7 state parties of the Kinshasa convention on the above mentioned ISACS modules. Articles 27 – 30 of the convention on institutional arrangements and implementation and the final Declaration of CSP1 are much more determinant for CSOs especially as the secretariat of the convention is not yet set up. It is therefore on this basis that the Cameroon Youths and Students Forum for Peace (CAMYOSFOP) an Expert civil society organization in the domain of the fight against the illicit proliferation and misuse of SALW with the support of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) and the State of Cameroon through the Ministry of External Relations (MINREX) submitted a proposal for the 2019 UNSCAR grant to facilitate the capacity building of the 7 state parties on the ISACS modules of NAPs, NATCOM and women and youth. The targeted countries for the implementation of the project are Angola, Cameroon, Chad, Gabon, Central Africa Republic, Congo Brazzaville, Sao Tome.

GOAL:

To facilitate the implementation of the Central African Convention for the Control of Small Arms and Light Weapons, their Ammunition and All Parts and Components that can be used for their manufacture, repair and assembly (Kinshasa Convention) by strengthening the technical and operational capacities of the 7 States Parties to the Kinshasa Convention through MOSAIC creation and management of National Commissions on SALW (NatCOMs), elaboration of National Action Plans on the PoA and the Kinshasa Convention (NAP) and Gender  and Youth nature of SALW.

CAMYOSFOP TAKES THE LEAD IN PILOTING THE CREATION OF SDG CLUBS

 

Cameroon is one of the five countries in Africa that is part of the Global Network for Sustainable Development (GNSD) platform. In Cameroon, the Cameroon Youths and Students Forum for Peace (CAMYOSFOP) is piloting the creation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Clubs in Secondary schools, thanks to her long history of running Human Rights Clubs. The Human Rights Clubs that date back to 2001 have been transformed by CAMYOSFOP to Human Rights, Peace and SDGs Clubs. The effectiveness of these clubs is assessed through extra-curricular activities that include Essay Competition, quiz, debate, drama, drawing and paintings, journalistic reports, poetry and song. In order to kick start SDGs education within CAMYOSFOP clubs, CAMYOSFOP in partnership with the National Commission on Human Rights and Freedoms (NCHRF) organized the 5th Annual Essay Competition Excellence Award on Human Rights in December 2018. The activities of the event focused on Article 1 of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights on equality and dignity and Goal 5 of the SDGs on equality. Both concepts were aligned to the Human Rights Approach towards the achievement of the SDGs. The Award ceremony of this Essay Competition culminated to the traditional cultural manifestation on Human Rights now transformed to Human Rights, Peace and SDGs Cultural Manifestation. The event hosted by Government Bilingual Practicing High School (GBPHS) brought together clubs from 12 secondary Schools in Yaoundé.

SIDE EVENT: SHOWCASING GOVERNMENT – CSOS JOINT EFFORTS ON INNOVATIVE AND HOLISTIC PERSPECTIVES ON THE HEFORSHE GENDER EQUALITY AND ENDING GENDER BASED VIOLENCE (GBV).

Speakers:

  1. Representative of the government of Cameroon (MINPROFF): How the government of Cameroon engages the civil society and best practices on joint efforts between the government and civil society in implementing government policies on gender equality and fighting Gender Based Violence (GBV).
  2. Mr. NGALIM Eugine Nyuydine, Executive Director, Cameroon Youths and Students Forum for Peace (CAMYOSFOP). Engaging the Cameroonian youth in the promotion of gender equality and fighting GBV through the Boys-to-Boys Strategy on Ending Violence against Women and Girls.
  3. Ms. Christelle Bay, Executive Director, Hope for Needy Association (HOFNA): Promoting gender equality and fighting GBV through the provision of leadership and entrepreneurial skills to vulnerable groups in Cameroon.
  4. Ms. Sylvie NDONGMO, Coordinator, Women International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), Cameroon. The critical role of the civil society in the implementation of UNSC Resolution 1325 as entry point to ending violence against women and girls in Cameroon
  5. Dr Emilie NGO-NGUIDJOL SONGOLO, Coordinator of International & Area Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA: How could a well design and efficient gender policies and the fight against GBV could be a vector of development in Cameroon

CAMYOSFOP SERVICES & RESOURCES

OUR PROGRAMS

CAMYOSFOP Programs span throughout the following fields in seeking to achieve its mission of peace not only in Cameroon, Africa but throughout the world: Peace Education, Pan-Africanism, Research on Important Figures and much more

OUR RESOURCES

The CAMYOSFOP Resources Section constitutes the data centre where you can find all our write-ups, Newsletters, Communiques, Useful Downloadable Reports, Policy Statements, Position Papers, Financial Statements and much more.

OUR ACHIEVEMENTS

CAMYOSFOP has been actively involved in almost all processes of youth development both nationally and internationally. Some of these processes include participation in the drafting of legally binding documents, Peace Education and much more

OUR MANAGEMENT

Camyosfop has Two levels of management: The Board of Administrators and the Executive (Office) Management Staff that has given Camyosfop the success and involvement it has experienced so far throught out these years.

WHO WE ARE (BOARD OF ADMINISTRATORS)

PR. VERKIJIKA FANSO

Prof Fanso is a retired University Professor from the University of Yaoundé I where he taught for over 36 years before going on retirement in July 2011. He has also been a visiting Professor and a fellow to Universities beyond Cameroon, some of which include the University of Hamburg, Germany; Oxford and Cambridge in the United Kingdom…

PETER ESSOKA

Peter Essoka is one of the few Cameroonians who is known by virtually everybody. This is because of the impact which he has left in his professional life that spans over 40 years. As a journalist, Peter Essoka created great sensations in the 70s …

YAAH GLADYS VIBAN

Yaa Gladys Viban has a passion for connecting young people and women to enhance their status in society. A peace-building, peace-loving woman of mettle and a motivational speaker, she has professional expertise in translation and interpretation, program planning and implementation; project conception, writing, management and monitoring; excellent public relations skills …

PATIENCE E. FULE-BUANG

Ms Elango is a trained journalist and researcher in the field of Political and Public Communication. A UN trained Facilitator of Facilitators on Human Rights and Gender and on the role of the media in the promotion of Human Rights in electoral processes in Africa. She has been Deputy Communications and Public Relations Officer, at the defunct National Elections Observatory (NEO).

OUR STRATEGIC PARTNERS

WHO WE ARE (OUR MANAGEMENT TEAM)

MEET OUR MANAGEMENT STAFF

EUGINE NGALIM: Executive Director

Ngalim is one of Cameroon’s brightest young leaders and earns a Master’s Degree in the History of International Relations from the University of Yaoundé I. In 1999, he founded the Cameroon Youths and Students Forum for Peace (CAMYOSFOP) to promote the role of youths as peace-builders. Since then, he is the Executive Director & Board member of CAMYOSFOP.

CHARLES LINJAP: Senior Strategist

Before becoming the Senior Strategist of CAMYOSFOP in October 2015, Charles has worked as the Projects Consultant for CAMYOSFOP for over 10 years. He is also a career development worker and very versatile when it comes to development related issues pertaining to the economy, good governance, local development and politics.

RITA SUWUN: Senior Programs Officer

Ms Suwun holds a Maitrise in Business Law from the University of Yaoundé II, and a Diploma in Projects, Planning and Management. She has worked as an intern at the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in the department of Women Empowerment and Youth Employment where she served as the gender focal point to the United Nations Gender Thermatic Group (UNGTG)…

AMAA Francisca TAMAKO: Research and Policy Development Officer

Ms Tamako is a Cameroonian from the North West Region of Cameroon. She is a holder of a Bachelor’s Degree in English and a Diploma in Project Planning and Management.  Amaa is a highly motivated and committed community development practitioner with more than 5 years’ experience in the field of project designing, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.

LUKONG Brenda Berriliy: Communications Officer

Ms Berriliy, a Cameroonian, is a holder of a Bachelor Degree in Journalism and Media committed to aligning her career goals through effective and efficient media reporting. With over four years of work experience as a communications officer, writer, researcher, consultant, editor and a humanitarian has as mission to positively impact human welfare in communities for the achievement of the sustainable development goals.

SERGE NGUIAMBA: Public Relations Officer

Mr Nguiamba earns a degree in Law from the University of Yaounde II. He has a long time experience in projects writing, fund raising and the management of human resources and social insurance recovery. He has worked before with National Social Insurance and the Ministry of Finance. He joined CAMYOSFOP as the Public Relations and Fund Raising Officer in 2013…

Jennett Jato : Projects Assistant

Ms Jato is a graduate from the University of Yaounde I, with a BA in Modern Letters and 2018 she undertook a Diploma course on projects management in CETIC Yaounde. In April 2014 she was trained in Addis-Ababa at the African Center for Peace and Security (ACPST) on ‘The Artist as a Peace Builder.’

CHRISTIAN SHOFOLA: Accounts Manager

Mr SHOFOLA is an accountant by profession. He obtained a Bachelor of Technology (B-Tech) in accountancy from National Polytechnic Bambui in partnership with The University of Buea. He has also obtained an Advanced Diploma in Accounting and Business from the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA)…

FONBALA Gaelle Dufe: Research Assistant

Gaelle is a Cameroonian from the North West Region of Cameroon. She is a holder of a Master’s Degree in Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Action from the International Relations Institute of Cameroon (IRIC) and holder of a Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science…

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