A cooperation agreement has been signed between our association, together with the Association des Communes et Villes Unies du Cameroun (CVUC) and the Association Mairies Conseils in 2009. This agreement has been renewed in 2015 and aims at promoting a sustainable touristic development in Cameroon. Our initiative consists in supporting specifically the town of Mouanko to achieve a sustainable development of its touristic resources.

Sectors of activity
Agricultural and Fishery, Tourism

Type of initiative
Capacity Building & Implementation

Type of lead actor
Government / public sector

Start date
31/01/2019

Objectives

The initiatives aims at promoting a sustainable development of the touristic resources in the town of Mouanko in Cameroon (composed of approximately 20 000 inhabitants, alongside the Sanaga river), together with the Association des Communes et Villes Unies du Cameroun (CVUC) and the Association Mairie Conseils :
- Our project aims more specifically at bringing support to grow the sustainable development of fishery (production and commercialization of clams mostly) by providing equipments and sharing good practices.

-We also aim at :
-Empowering women as local actors playing a role in the development of touristic resources (fishery), with the help of the NGO AFRECAM (Alliance des Femmes de la Réserve de Campo - Ma'an).
-Valuing local natural resources (forest, animals) and promoting a sustainable tourism respectful of its environment.
- Improving touristic equipments (accomodation, waterway transport).
-Raising awareness on maritime pollution by providing tools and organizing groups to clean coastlines.



Activities

As collected through the One Planet Reporting

Outcome level

Coordination on SCP

  • Decentralized cooperation between Cameron and French local authorities

Impact and Results

Following the meeting of our delegation with local representatives in Cameroon in 2017, local projects of development are on the process in Mouanko. The mayor of Mouanko recently reported the creation of a training centre for fishermen and the project to build a 200 meters dock as part of the project to build a port so as to develop the local economy which is mostly based on fishery (clams).

As far as the answer to the project call from the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs is concerned, we are now discussing with local representatives in Cameroon to identify which could be the areas of cooperation to come (among the ones detailed in the objectives section).