CAMYOSFOP ACHIEVEMENTS 1999 TO 2015
- In November 2015 Mr Peter ESSOKA, Board Member of CAMYOSFOP was appointed by a Presidential Decree as the President of the National Communication Council of Cameroon.
- From October to November 2015, CAMYOSFOP organized a series of trainings HIV/GBV to strengthen the capacities of the National Network on the Boys-to-Boys Strategy on Violence Against Women and Girls (NAYONEB), Network of Communicators on Gender Based Violence (NETCOM Gender), the National AIDS Control Committee, Ministry of Women Empowerment and the Family (MINPROFF) and the National Institute of Statistics.
- In March 2015, the Executive Director of CAMYOSFOP, Mr NGALIM Eugine Nyuydine was elected as the Chairperson of the Peace and Security Cluster of the African Union Economic, Social and Cultural Council (ECOSOCC)
- In February CAMYOSFOP organized a national youth sensitization workshop on the illicit proliferation and misuse of small arms and Light Weapons in Cameroon as a contribution to fighting the current Boko Haram activities that has aggravated the security situation of the Northern regions of Cameroon.
- In December 2014 CAMYOSFOP was elected as Cameroon’s Representative to the Africa Union, Economic, Social and Cultural Council (ECOSOCC). ECOSOCC is the people centre organ of the AU with members drawn from the civil society. The Executive Director, Ngalim Eugine Nyuydine represent CAMYOSFOP in this organ.
- In October 2014, CAMYOSFOP was funded by UN Women to implement a Project on Strengthening National Coping Mechanisms against HIV and AIDS amongst Infected/Affected Women and Girls of GBV across Prevalence Regions in Cameroon. This project permitted CAMYOSFOP to create a National Youth Network on the Boys-to-Boys Strategy on Violence Against Women and Girls (NAYONEB). This network is the first of its kind in West and Central Africa. The project also permitted CAMYOSFOP to train and fund the micro projects of 5 associations of women Living with HIV in Yaounde, Douala and Tiko.
- In May 2014, CAMYOSFOP launched its third policy paper on the Education Sector Reforms for Youth Employment in Cameroon.
- In March 2014, CAMYOSFOP was selected by Plan Cameroon to do a baseline on their strategic action plan, known as the Program Unit Long Term Plan (PULTP) running from 2012 to 2017. The four programs evaluated in this program are: the children’s right to survival program; learning for life program; safe childhood program; and improving access to income to ensure economically secured households program.
- CAMYOSFOP in July 2013 was granted the UN Economic, Social and Cultural Council (ECOSOC) Special Consultative Status.
- CAMYOSFOP in partnership with the Regional Centre on Small Arms and Light Weapons in the Great Lake and Horn of Africa (RECSA) organized an information session on the ratification of the Kinshasa Convention on Small Arms and Light Weapons in Cameroon. This was done in partnership with.
- CAMYOSFOP alongside four other organizations CSOs were selected by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Cameroon to organize sub-national consultations and eventually a national consultation on the progress of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the Post 2015 Development Agenda in Cameroon.
- Prior to the 2013 National Youth Day celebrated on February 11, CAMYOSFOP in partnership with the National Commission on Human Rights and Freedoms and with the support of UN Women and the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Civic Education organized a national youth caravan on violence against the girl child in the localities of Babessi in the North West Region and Lagdo in the North Region of Cameroon.
- In September 2012, the Executive Director of CAMYOSFOP, Mr. NGALIM Eugine Nyuydine was selected as a member of the UN Women Civil Society Advisory Group.
- CAMYOSFOP launched its second policy paper entitled ‘Towards Policy reforms in Cameroon: Agriculture and Vocational Training as Gateway to Youth Employment’
- CAMYOSFOP in collaboration with the National Commission on Human Rights and Freedoms (NCHRF) organized the Mount Febe Climb on violence against women and girls to replicate the Mount Kilimanjaro Climb in Tanzania organized by the Africa UNiTE Campaign to End Violence Against Women and Girls.
- CAMYOSFOP expanded its program on Human Rights Education in 10 Secondary in Yaoundé to 20 Schools in Yaoundé. This project is funded by the US Embassy in Cameroon and with technical and material support from the National Commission of Human Rights and Freedoms (NCHRF)
- CAMYOSFOP in partnership with the US Embassy projected its documentary on her human rights education program with secondary schools entitled ‘Personalities Back Human Rights Education’.
- CAMYOSFOP organized with the support of the Global Green Grants, the Cameroon Climate Change Adaptation Program and the Global Water Partnership, Cameroon organized a workshop on ‘Engaging Youth and Climate Change in Cameroon.’ The objective of this workshop was to create the Cameroon Youth Network on Climate Change.
- CAMYOSFOP in partnership with Friedrich Ebert Stiftung organized a national youth workshop in Limbe on ‘Agriculture and Vocational Training as Gateway to Youth Employment’.
- Prior to the 2011 National Youth Day, CAMYOSFOP in partnership with Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) organized an Open Space Technology on ‘Youth and Cameroon’s Emergence’ in Bamenda. The OST brought together over 100 youths from the 10 Regions of Cameroon to brainstorm on their contribution to Cameroon’s emergence by 2035.
- CAMYOSFOP partnered with Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) to organize a national workshop on: ‘Cameroonian youth and the phenomenon of migration and unemployment in the 21st Century.’
- CAMYOSFOP trained the Cameroon National Youth Council (CNYC) and some members of youth CSOs on the functioning of the Youth Councils.
- In partnership with Africa Development Interchange Network (ADIN) and Human Rights Focus (HRF), CAMYOSFOP organized a national consultation on the progress of the MDGs in Cameroon.
- CAMYOSFOP launched her very first policy paper entitled ‘Towards Policy Reforms in Cameroon: Unemployment and Migration’. This publication was funded by Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES).
- CAMYOSFOP executed a project on Human Rights Education with 10 secondary schools in Yaoundé. The project was funded by the US Embassy in Yaoundé.
- CAMYOSFOP in partnership with Friedrich Ebert Stiftung organized a national youth workshop on: Cameroonian youth and the phenomenon of unemployment and migration.
- CAMYOSFOP in partnership with Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES), organized a national workshop with youths from the 10 Regions of Cameroon on ‘Cameroonian Youth and Vision 2015.’
- Six Cameroonian youth participants of the Cameroon/US Immersion in Cameroon travelled to Washington DC for the return trip of this project.
- CAMYOSFOP organized a Continental conference in Yaoundé on ‘African Youth, Leadership, Peace and Development in the 21st’ This conference led to the creation of the African Youth Forum for Peace (AYFP).
- In partnership with Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES), CAMYOSFOP organized a national workshop with university students on their participation in the July 22, 2007 Legislative and Municipal elections in Cameroon.
- CAMYOSFOP in partnership with the Global Youth Partnership for Africa (GYPA) based in Washington DC organized the first ever US/Cameroon Youth Immersion that brought 13 American youths to Cameroon. The American youth with their Cameroonian counterparts shared experiences on their involvement in the promotion of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs); interacted with academicians, political and traditional leaders. They also visited five of the ten provinces of Cameroon.
- In June 13, CAMYOSFOP organized a national consultation prior to the AU – EU summit on ‘The African Union – European Union Cooperation Strategy.’
- CAMYOSFOP organized a high level peace panel with the projection of a CAMYOSFOP documentary ‘The crusade for Peace.’ The panel was chaired by the US Ambassador to Cameroon, H.E. Neils Marquardt and the Director of the UN Centre for Human Rights and Democracy, Madam Marie-Evelyn Petrus Barry.
- CAMYOSFOP was sponsored by the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) to train teachers and students of six secondary schools in Yaoundé and to set human rights clubs in these schools.
- In August 2005, CAMYOSFOP won the Second Pan African Youth Leadership Summit King Mohammed VI Award on Youth led MDGs related projects. Its winning project was on the campaign against the illicit proliferation and misuse of war toys, firecrackers, small arms and violent films within the youth milieu in Cameroon.
2003 – 2004
- CAMYOSFOP in partnership with the Ecumenical Service for Peace (SeP), Fondation Paul Ango Ela (FPAE), and Justice and Peace Commission with the support of the United Nations Centre on Peace and Disarmament (UNREC) organized a national workshop on ‘The Civil Society engages in the Fight against the Illicit Proliferation of Small Arms.’
- CAMYOSFOP alongside other CSOs in Cameroon created the Cameroon Action Network on Small Arms (CANSA) in partnership with the Cameroon Youth Confederation; CAMYOSFOP organized a national workshop on the ‘Illicit Proliferation of Small Arms and Light Weapons, an Impediment to Development.’
- CAMYOSFOP has been greatly been involved in the organizing of the Global Week of Action on Gun Violence in Cameroon since 2004. This campaign is spearheaded by the International Action Network on Small Arms (IANSA). Website: iansa.org
- CAMYOSFOP in partnership with the British Council organized a national workshop on ‘Youth and the Political Evolution of Cameroon.’
- CAMYOSFOP in partnership with the US Embassy in Cameroon organized a national workshop on ‘Youth as a Factor of Peace.’
- CAMYOSFOP in partnership with the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) in Yaoundé organized an information session on ‘The UN and the Maintenance of Peace’
- The first edition of ‘The Voice of Peace’ newsletter was published in July 16, 2001.
- The creation of Peace Clubs in the University of Yaoundé I and in six (6) Secondary Schools in Yaoundé. These schools included Lycée Bilingue d’Application, Mervick Bilingual Grammar School, English High School, Lycée Bilingue de Yaounde, Lycée Bilingue d’Etoug-Ebe and Christian Comprehensive Secondary School