Cameroon: Decentralizing power and strengthening grassroots participation

Cameroon suffers from a shortage of communication and accountability between local elected leaders and their electorates in planning and implementation. This is why UNDEF funds a project to build participatory governance and including local communities in local decision making processes. Implemented by Interfaith Vision Foundation Cameroon, it focuses on grassroots advocacy, training and sensitizing local leaders and councillors in community mobilization so as to hold elected leaders accountable and responsive; holding local quarter meetings regularly in the targeted council municipalities, under the leadership of a woman councillor. At the end of the trainings, participants are expected to develop an action plan to restitute knowledge gained to their respective institutions.