Municipal Development Counselling (MUDEC) Group .:: MUDEC GROUP ::.
  • Our Mission

    • Reducing poverty in our municipalities through encouraging gender equality and increasing citizen (End User) participation in democratic and governance processes.

Conducting an Advocacy

Conducting an Advocacy /Lobbying Campaign

 

Presented by Charlie Mbonteh Charlie Team leader- MUDEC Group, Buea

 

  1. I.                   Background on Advocacy  and Lobbying
  • They are Complimentary and not the same
  • They are Consecutive but Linked

 

  1. II.                Understanding Basic Concepts
    1. a.      Advocacy

This is a defense, a plea for a cause, talking on behalf of “Some person” or for “Something” before an Authority

  1. b.      Lobbying

To suggest  or propose change(s) to Decision Markers. To influence for change given the means available. Put Action in place

  1. c.       Campaign

This is a Movement or an Expedition where Human, Material and Financial Resources are put at the disposal of Advocacy and Lobbying

  1. d.      Communication

To transfer information from one to another for the beneficiary to the informed and cause reactions

  1. III.             Why carry out Advocacy  and Lobbying
  • To fight against the status quo; against poverty, corruption, unbalanced development.(defense of the poor/n or voiceless)
  • It is part of the legitimate mission of Civil Society
  • The need  for Development
  • The need for Concrete Solutions
  1. IV.             Assuring the Success of Advocacy  and Lobbying
  • Understand the Positions of Others
  • Consider their Arguments
  • Review your Methodology (Balance Package) such as 20% Legality, 20% Political, 20% Economic, 20% Diplomatic and 20% Communication.
  • Need Specialist Input
  • Techniques for Intervention especially Persuasion (Listening, Understanding and Agreement)
  •  Qualities ( Sense to Analyze, Prudence, Tact, Diplomacy, Social Dimensions, Communication)
  • Others ( Receive , Handled, Disseminate Information, Documentation for Target Groups, Search Information, Team Work, Render Account, Share Responsibilities )
  • Finally: for success in Advocacy  and Lobbying; Civil Society should express dynamism, have solidarity, fight against inequalities in representation by defending the interests of minorities, Look for New Social Order and look for the General Interest where in more people can benefit.
  1. V.                The Cycle of Advocacy  and Lobbying

 

  1. a.            Proposition:

           Establish evidence as to the existence of a problem through constant contact with the population

  1. b.            Information Gathering:-

Absolutely necessary to take time and gather maximum information that will be necessary and useful to analyze the situation, verify what exists else where and gather information on “Potential” as well a “Real” targets.

Information should be applicable to:-

  • The Problem and Implications
  • The Solutions and  Propositions
  • The Target  ( causes, real/potential including target and real Decision Makers)
  • Allies  and Adversaries (what collaboration)
  • Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities to exploit
  • Risks to be Managed
  1. c.             Analyze for Exploitation (Action)
  • Analyze/ Evaluate globally what role to play if you engage in Advocacy  and Lobbying
  • Consider whether problem is evident, urgent, available socio political solutions
  • Is message clear? Are there proposals for changes?
  • Are you sure the Real target and Decision Makers know your actions?
  • Are you working directly or through intermediaries?
  • Can Adversaries become Allies and vice versa?
  • Which Risks and how can they be minimized?
  1. d.      Planning

–          Formulate clear strategy, what is your Roadmap (think of b and c above to formulate strategy). Must relate to the problem. Should include problem, objectives, target, activities, methods, allies, potential adversaries, responsible for task and roles. Determine the calendar with performance indicators

–          Produce the document and be careful not to give your strategy to anyone who can  use it against you.

  1. e.             Activities

These can be Cultural, Social and Political (use a Mediator Language where necessary). For ERUDEF in the domain of Environment which is covering. North West, South West and Western Regions in Cameroon, what actions will you carryout for the benefit of the poor that you are working with?

(Coordination of steps d and e above)

  1. f.             Evaluation (Why/How)
  • Constantly follow-up
  • Constantly Evaluate progress
  • Clear objectives  and measurable indicators  will assure success
  • Objectives, Expected results, Influence attained will depend on quality of contacts and the changes obtained.
  • Think of how you would improve on the exercise next time.

Conclusion:

(i)                

Take off Point

The Cycle:

Lobbying “Working for Change 

 

Advocacy “Defense”

 

The Gospel: “Only after Proposing, Gathering Information and Analysis can you Advocate”

                     “Always play the Devil’s Advocate (Seek Information, Ask Questions and Analyze) 

 

(ii)               The Schema

 

The Poor

Advocacy

Lobbying

Objectives:

  • To Obtain a change in the Status quo
  • To Obtain a change in Politics
  • To Modify the Living Conditions of People that we work with.

SMILE!! ERUDEF LOVES YOU!!


Support to CSOs in Councils on G RB

REPORT OF SUPPORT GIVEN TO CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS OPERATING IN THE PILOT COUNCILS WHERE THE PROJECT ON PROMOTING GENDER RESPONSIVE BUDGETING (GRB) SPONSORED BY THE EUROPEAN UNION (PASOC) PROGRAM WAS IMPLEMENTED IN THE SOUTH REGION OF CAMEROON IN 2011

PRESENTED BY:

MUNICIPAL DEVELOPMENT COUNSELLING (MUDEC) GROUP-BUEA

SOUTH WEST REGION OF CAMEROON

 

 

                                                                                        DATE: 19/07/2013    

 

The Introduction:

The project on promoting the institution of Gender Responsive Budgeting (GRB) in Councils of the South West Region was sponsored in 2011 by the European Union Program known by its French acronym as PASOC.  During the implementation of this project, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in pilot Councils where this project was realized received institutional strengthening support from the implementing organizations. These organizations were led by Municipal Development Counseling (MUDEC) Group and also included the Youth Alliance for Democracy and Development (YADD), the Nguti Women Foundation for Change (NWOFOC) and the Center for development (CADEV). This support included directives on identifying an issue and how to bring about change in policy in their Council areas and communities by standing for that issue. The various steps in mobilizing the public, networking and engaging the authorities to bring about change were analyzed. Women CSOs in the pilot Councils targeted were the main beneficiaries of this. The following report presents the different support the CSOs received and the advocacy actions by the CSOs in the various Council areas and the outcomes of their actions.

The Objectives of the Support:

  • To promote the institution of gender responsive budgeting in Councils of the South West  Region of Cameroon
  • To improve on the situation of women and other marginalized gender groups.
  • To put in place focal persons to relate with the project promoters ,different development actors and women groupings

 

Expected Results:

  •  A Municipal Order is developed and in place engendering Council budgets
  •  The lots of women and other gender groups are improved through various financial schemes in place to support their endeavors
  •  Access to proper public facilities (markets, public toilets, etc. ) increases the wellbeing of women, ensure good health and involvement in local Council and economic activities by women.
  •  Vibrant networks of women associations, promoting information sharing and pursuing the interest and needs of women are in all pilot Councils targeted.
  •  Councils start benefiting from vibrant gender operations in their Municipalities

 Participants of the Support:

The participants were principally women group leaders, who represented their different CSOs. They were of age between forty and mid fifty years old. They were mostly school teachers, business persons and a few health practitioners-nurses. The implementing team also reached out to Secretary Generals of various Councils, Committee Chairpersons of Councils, and Councilors. Also targeted were Treasurers, finance Officers and other Council collaborators including: Women Empowerment Centre and the Family (MINPROFF), Ministry of Planning and the Family (MINEPAT), Ministry of Women Affair (MIWAS), local authorities etc. The press was also involved.

Methodology:

The project was implemented using an advocacy approach. First the implementing team used research assistants to do findings in targeted Councils on the major focus of the project. Specifically the objectives of the findings were:

  • To ascertain the degree of implementation of Municipal Decisions bearing on Gender Responsive Budgeting in pilot Councils
  • To determine the challenges encountered by Councils in engendering their budgets.
  • To proposed solutions for the identified gaps.

Questionnaires were used to conduct interviews. While on the field, observations were also made as well.

Some Findings Made:

The project team noted the following:

That women in Councils targeted do not participate in Council decision-making and are not aware of their role or that of the Councils in promoting development efforts.

That the female councilors and senior female Council staff do not attempt to question gender issues during Council budgetary sessions.

That majority of the grassroots female elected leaders are gender insensitive.

v Grassroots women are very suspicious of their leaders and MINPROFF authorities.

Because of these reasons the project promoters decided to put in place a Municipal wide women organization to increase the participation of women. The project team helped the women networks put in place to developed adequate gender messages and to organize advocacy campaigns in the pilot Councils. These campaigns were led by the women networks and joint by other groups.

The Advocacy Campaigns in the Pilot Councils:

Lot I: Councils in Fako Division:

The Councils targeted under this lot included the Buea, Limbe I, Limbe II, Tiko and Muyuka Councils. In the Buea Municipality, the project team visited various women CSOs to sensitize them about the project and the action to take. The CSOs were guided to develop an action plan. The Buea Women Forum, and other women group leaders took part in the advocacy March .This was organized in front of the Buea Council during a Council budgetary session. A similar march was organized in Limbe I and II, Tiko and the Muyuka Councils in 2011.

During the above actions, the project implementation team supported the CSOs with T-Shirts, placards and banners. First Aid tips, water and transport facilities were provided to them. Over 100 women participated in each march. The women also marched on popular market days

Lot II: Councils in Meme, Ndian and Kupe Muanenguba Divisions:

The Councils targeted here included the Kumba I and II, Mbonge, Ekondo Titi, Mundemba, Nguti and Bangem Councils. In these Councils MUDEC Group, YADD, WOFOC and CADEV representatives visited various women group representatives in the council areas. In the Kumba Municipality, a women forum called the Kumba Association for Women Groups (KAWG) was put in place by the project team. Similar forums were put in place in the other Council areas here. Action plans were also developed with all the CSOs. After much coaching by the project team, the various women forums in place carried out advocacy campaigns in their various Council areas.

The project team also supplied CSOs in their campaigns with T-shirts, placards, banners, first Aid tips and transport to ease their actions. Over 100 women took part in each march here. To further caused attention, they blow whistles at midnights of popular days.

Lot III: Councils in Manyu and Lebialem Divisions:

The Councils under this lot included the Menji Council in Lebialem and the Mamfe, Tinto and Eyumajock Councils in Manyu division. In all the above Councils, workshops were health with identified women CSOs on Gender Responsive Budgeting (GRB) and the indicators to major the success elaborated as well. In Menji, Lebialem division, the Menji Women Foundation for Changed (MWFC) was formed. Similar organizations of women CSOs were formed in the other Council areas as well. After the coaching from MUDEC Group and partners, the women CSOs embarked on advocacy campaigns in their various Municipalities.

The women teams were supplied with T-shirts, placards, banners, water, First Aid and transport facilities to ease their actions. The T-shirts and placards carried messages on different women issues that needed to be addressed.  The various advocacy marches were as well in front of Council premises. About 90 women took part in each march.  There was maximum press coverage here. Announcements were even made in churches about the campaigns.

The Action Plans:

In the course of developing action plans with the CSOs, the project promoters ensured that the following were included:

  1.        I.            The main problem
  2.      II.            The objectives of the advocacy work
  3.   III.            A list of those capable of changing the situation- the targets
  4.   IV.            The appropriate methods and activities that will be used in the exact situation
  5.     V.            Possible risks in the case of an action or no action
  6.   VI.            Responsibilities
  7. How to build links with other support groups
  8. The intervention calendar
  9.   IX.            Success measures: how are you going to evaluate the results?

In developing the various implementation plans, the table below was also presented and participants were guided in using it:

 

  What will we do?

Planned Activities

Why are we doing it? Target Objectives How are we going to do it?

Strategy for Intervention

What are we going to use to do it? Necessary Recourses

 

 

Who are we going to use to do it? Partners Where are we going to do it? Place of Actions

 

 

 

In my Organization            

 

 

             
My Regional Network            

 

 

Some Observations During the campaigns:

  • In all the Council areas, Municipal authorities and local administrators gave tacit acceptance to authorize popular manifestations only after discussions with MINPROFF.
  • Some Mayors decline to respond to unrehearsed Questions/Answers from women groups.
  • The project promoters had to immensely sensitize women before they participated.
  • The efforts of these women called for a lot of attention from authorities and the public as these were open and organized during Council Sessions.

The Out-Come of the Advocacy Actions and Support:

  • The Women Foundation for Change (WOFOC) remain in place as the focal team in Council areas and were introduced to all Municipal Council  authorities
  • A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was developed and signed between Councils and the different Women Foundation for Change.
  • Proposed action plans facilitated by MUDEC and partners, for the women CSOs were validated
  • The different women CSOs stated holding meetings without MUDEC and partners.
  • The spirit of advocacy was developed in various gender groups and their confidences were built.

Apart from the above, this project opened new doors for hard work and group action among women; the need for care for the physically challenged, for equality among gender groups and participatory development in Council areas.

Conclusion:

As viewed above, the support to CSOs was great! It also had a positive split over to other Councils that copied the actions. The identified leaders of Women Foundation for Change (WOFOC) put in place were expected to continue relating with the project promoters and different actors. However, for a sustain effort from WOFOC and the Council authorities, the following suggestions have been made.

 

Proposed Suggestions:

1)    The Women Foundations for Change (WOFOC) need regular support to be proactive in order to influence Council Budgetary process in all municipalities in the region. Supporting them regularly will also ensure that these foundations will sustain the sensitization of the population and maintain regular advocacy for GRB in Councils.

2)    There is need to hold regular consultations (may be quarterly) between the Council executive, SG, MT, and executives of Women Foundation for Change. The objectives will center on planning, review and evaluation of GRB.

3)    Create & maintain a data base on Council Funding for Gender Equality.

4)    The involvement of MINPROFF officials are critical for success.

5)    Develop a Draft Gender Policy for Local Councils & submit to competent organizations such as UN Women, MINPROFF, for deliberations and ultimate submission to the House of Senate for adoption.

Done by:

Eugene Atabong Atem

Coordinator of YADD, P.O Box 191 Buea

South West Region Republic of Cameroon

Tel: (+237) 74 50 59 95. Email: atematabong@yahoo.com/

youthcollaboration@yahoo.com


CSR Marketing Material

 

Attn:   ______Name of contact person________      

__________Position________________

            ________Name of Organisation_______

 

Subject: CSR Program in Cameroon for ensuring sustainable development

Dear Sir,

AIESEC is the International Platform for young people to discover and develop their potential to have a positive impact in society. It is present in over 800 universities in 91 countries.

Since 1948, as the largest university based network of young people, we provide our members with over 5,000 leadership opportunities, 3,800 work abroad opportunities, 350 conferences, and virtual tools to build networks.

AIESEC in Cameroon has identified the corporate social responsibility as one of the major issues affecting the future of the nation, and decided to address it in its national plan. For this reason, it comes up with the CSR Program, by which, through its international exchange program, AIESEC will sensitize and offer practical experience in universities, build capacity for 12 Cameroonian NGOs and send 6 Cameroonians on internship abroad to learn on the same issue. In order to effectively approach this, the CSR program will create an international working environment with young leaders composed by conferences, trainings, interaction with organizations and institutions of higher education, etc. In this way, a strong positive impact will be generated in the whole region based on networking.

Local teams have been composed for this purpose and the CSR Program will be implemented from July to October 2006, directly benefiting 3 major cities in Cameroon, students and organizations taking part of the exchange program and our stakeholders. A measurement system will be implemented to systematically track the quality of the exchange and learning program offered as well as the positive impact created in the society. This measurement system will be mostly based on on-line platforms, surveys and reports directed to our members and stakeholders. A national report will be presented in January 2007.

We invite you to become our partner in the implementation of the CSR Program. Please find below further information about our program and the way that you can cooperate with us.

Thank you in advance for your consideration. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information.

Sincerely,

Ms. Catherine KIBITECK

National Director EAP 07-08

AIESEC in Cameroon

catherine.nounga@aiesec.net

There are many reasons to make efforts to behave as good corporate citizen and demonstrate that we can measure our activities and performance, in terms that mean something to our stakeholders. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is all about a company knowing, managing and improving its impact on the economy, the environment and society. Societies want to see that a company is transparent in its communication of its performance, ethical, well managed, and has strong Governance procedures.

Moreover, that it is responsive to the needs and views of its stakeholders, responsible in its actions, attitudes and values, and able to be trusted. This western perception of CSR is however poor positioned in the minds of the citizens in developing countries, like in Cameroon. Companies see this behaviour as “too hard” and just another thing to distract them from (in their eyes) conducting the business of business: making a profit. Thus, they don’t realise that CSR permits them to work more efficiently, while considering economical, social and environmental issues. When applying CSR principles, they could be able to reduce operating costs, increase operational efficiency in terms of productivity and quality and thus, access to capital due to an enhanced brand image and reputation and increase profit and gain new markets.

In this sense, AIESEC has the concern to position CSR in the minds of ambitious enterprises, helping them to be financially sustainable and at the same time, models of good management of resources. In a country like Cameroon, CSR practices would give enterprises to get a better value and revenue for the products and services they offer. Most of their clients are in developed countries which not only want good and safe products, but they also want to know that what they buy was produced in a socially and environmentally responsible way. Furthermore, the more a company shows it is committed to CSR by complying with and going beyond legislation, the more lenient the government and regulators may be with the company.

AIESEC has designed the Corporate Social Responsibility Program for those organizations and students that aim to implement corporative practices based on sustainability.

 

AIESEC in Cameroon | Route Bessengue | B.P. 9747 Douala | Cameroon

www.cm.aiesec.org | e-mail: cameroon@aiesec.net | tel + 237 5273222


CSR Program

PROJECT OBJECTIVES

Sensitize Cameroonian students and organisations about the reasons and benefits of implementing corporate social responsibility practices.

Offer open spaces for discussion and sharing around CSR issues between people from different nationalities and African students of higher and secondary education.

Offer strategies and solutions to Cameroonian companies based on CSR practices. One of these will be the global platform provided by AIESEC, which is based on the Global Exchange Program as tool for personal and professional development.

GENERAL IDEA OF THE PROJECT

The objective of the CSR Program is to create a learning environment for Cameroonian organizations and students in the issues of sustainable development. This by giving foreign students (trainees) the possibility to make a traineeship in a Cameroonian organization, based on sensitization and creation of strategies, implementation and measurement of practices based on corporate responsibility. Cameroonian students will be prepared as well by AIESEC in doing a traineeship abroad in the issue of CSR.

For foreign students that will do their internship in Cameroon tasks during this period will be primarily on:

Sensitization of CSR issue in the stakeholders and community in general, building connection between the nature of the corporate (its product, service, values) and the area they want to contribute to.

Stakeholder communication/ Reporting/ CSR Case Study Development, by monitoring projects and building up communication tools about current endeavours.

Partnership Development, working on developing sustained and collaborative partnerships on sustainability issues with NGOs, other corporates and government.

Internalizing CSR, by internal trainings/ “round-table” events on what is SD & CSR and where/how do we as an organization stand on it. Helping to bring the concept on an individual level as well as to organise communication tools and possibilities for implementation. Risk management.

Creating simple responsible behaviour (ethics) and environmental guidelines to companies’ standpoint and external area of involvement as well as establishing measurables.

Measurement/business, Case Development. Creation and collection of data for a CSR report. Coordinate the application of CSR guidelines to the local business market.

Explore new markets local and internationally based on new CSR based products

During the last week of the traineeship, the trainee will participate with the local committee in the organization of a conference around CSR. Diverse presentations of each one of the organizations that developed CSR practices will be shared and the best ones will be recognized based in defined criteria. Information (importance and benefits) about CSR will be provided through the radio and in Universities and/or business networks.

ZONES OF INTERVENTION

AIESEC in Cameroon has decided to implement the CSR Program for the period September – December 2006 in 3 major cities: Buéa, Douala and Yaoundé.

 

Number of international students in Cameroon

Number of Cameroonian students going abroad

Sensitization around CSR

Building Capacity

# of benefited universities

# of benefited students

# of benefited NGOs

Per city

2

1

1

40

2

TOTAL

6

3

3

120

6

 

AIESEC in Cameroon | CSR Program 2006 | www.cm.aiesec.org | cameroon@aiesec.net

 

Flow of the Project

Since the CSR Program is a regional initiative involving 14 African countries, recruitment and selection campaign program will be run in all African countries to select the students that will participate in the project. Non-African countries will also run a recruitment and selection campaign for exchange students. Promotion in media is planned to happen as well as information meetings at different faculties.

In the framework of the Empowering Africa Program, AIESEC in Cameroon will implement a total of 3 projects in the issues of HIV/AIDS, Entrepreneurship and Corporate Social Responsbility, respectively.

Cameroonian local students will be grouped in “Drive Teams” and initial tasks will be assigned. Parallel, exchange students (trainees) will be prepared for their role based on a preparation package delivered. During the first two weeks trainees will receive an intense training in all the necessary aspects concerning the flow of the project, including CSR concepts, psychological advice and understanding of the current reality of the selected topic.

These will be held in the 3 Cameroonian cities at arrival of the exchange students. Different personalities will discuss the issues of HIV/AIDS, Entrepreneurship and Corporate Social Responsibility and their relevance in Cameroon. The seminars will be open to the whole community. During the seminars, workshops will be run by different organizations around these issues. 

After the preparation process is finished, the teams of local students will keep constant meetings (working groups/workshops) to discuss and agree on innovative and creative ideas for implementing in their country. All this meetings will happen with the guidance of the trainees. These will also start working on their traineeship in the hosting country.

During the final week of the traineeship a closing conference will take place. Speeches from some participants will be hosted (considering different clusters of participants: international university students, local students, teachers from the high schools, members of the board of experts, partner companies, etc). Good case practices will be recognized and awarded.

A final nationwide report will be delivered by January 2007.

AIESEC in Cameroon | CSR Program 2006 | www.cm.aiesec.org | cameroon@aiesec.net

AIESEC in Cameroon | CSR Program 2006 | www.cm.aiesec.org | cameroon@aiesec.net

 

How to get involved?

There are many ways you and/or your organization can get involved in this project. You can offer professional and technical support to the project by becoming a member of the Board of Experts or representing your organisation as Learning Partner. You can also offer financial and logistical support by hosting an international student or providing cash/in-kind donations based on the needs of the project. AIESEC in Cameroon is registered as not-for-profit NGO by Law N° 180/RDDA/C19/BAPP/Wouri and we will provide you with the proper bills and certification of your contribution.

MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF EXPERTS

The Board of Experts is a group of 3 persons that will support the organizing committee of the CSR Program in the definition of the project agenda, selection of the training needed and based on their availability will run some of the learning activities for the international group of students’ preparation in Cameroon. Responsibilities include:

Professional and moral support and consulting to AIESEC in achieving the objectives of the program.

Support to AIESEC by providing contacts of potential partners.

Provide opportunities to AIESEC members in attending other conferences and events in general organized by externals around the same issue.

Support in developing the agenda of different learning activities with the AIESEC members, trainees and organisations involved.

Ensure Learning Activities happen at all phases of the project (Learning Circles, discussions, etc.)

Support in the creation and compilation of reports at all phases of the project.

Act as speaker during our conferences and workshops.

LEARNING PARTNER

A Learning Partner is an organisation that provides professional and technical support to the international students and AIESEC members in offering sensitization around CSR in universities and building capacity in other organisations. Responsibilities include:

Support by providing contacts of potential partners.

Ensure preparation week for the trainees (first week of the project)

Provide mentors to trainees with a minimum of one meeting of one hour per week.

Develop and coordinate weekly agenda of activities with the trainees and the organisations involved.

Develop the agenda for the different events (i.e. a closing conference).

Ensure Learning Activities happen at all phases of the project (Learning Circles, discussions, etc.)

Support the trainees in the finalization of the sessions with its crew.

Creation and compilation of reports at all phases of the project.

NON-PROFIT ORGANISATIONS (Capacity Building)

Organizations host international students for an internship around capacity building. These interns work maximum 24 hours per week and receive food (2 meals per day) and accommodation during their stay, but no salary or pocket money. Tasks are set up by the organisations and in accordance to the CSR Program’s objectives.

AIESEC in Cameroon | CSR Program 2006 | www.cm.aiesec.org | cameroon@aiesec.net

AIESEC in Cameroon | CSR Program 2006 | www.cm.aiesec.org | cameroon@aiesec.net


CENTRE OF EDUCATION (Sensitization around CSR)

A centre of education (university) receives an international student for offering sensitization around CSR within its students. Responsibilities include:

Selection of qualified students from your institution of education for participating in the program.

Support in the preparation week for the trainees (first week of the project).

Support in developing the agenda for the different events (i.e. a closing conference).

Develop and coordinate weekly agenda of activities with the trainees and the organisations involved.

Ensure Learning Activities happen at all phases of the project (forums, conferences, visits to NGO)

Creation and compilation of reports at all phases of the project.

SPONSORS AND DONATORS

As sponsor/donator you will be recognized in each one of the events of the Programmes selected

Massive exposure through the several promotion materials that will be printed and delivered across the participant universities in the country (posters, flyers, etc).

On line exposure and involvement through the Web Site, the on-line community and the Hublog that will support the project.

Access to a wide range of high talented young profiles across Africa and other parts of the world which participate in the program in direct on indirect way.

Key note speech of a representative of your organization during our external events.

Banners, posters and stand of your organization during our external events. Promotion materials of your organization and/or products will be delivered during those events day as well.

Your logo will be placed in every material of the project (folders, guides, T-Shirts, pens, etc)

Brief Budget (amounts in CFA)

Fixed Costs
Marketing Materials Posters, brochures, flyers, printings

54 000

Kick-Off Conference All included (coffee breaks, office materials)

100 000

Working Groups and Workshops All included (markers, paper, flipcharts, notebooks, copies)

81 000

Closing Conference All included (coffee breaks, office materials, equipment)

100 000

General Expenses Transport, telephone, internet

81 000

Best Idea Awards Cash or in-kind awards for the best ideas

60 000

Final report 10 pages

70 000

  Total Fixed Costs

546 000

 

Variable Costs (9 Students on Exchange)
Reception Activity Learning activity based on cultural exchange between int. students and Cameroonian AIESEC members

45 000

Administrative Costs International fees, organizing committee support fund

202 500

Reception/Farewell Package Package with Cameroonian flag, maps, traditional handcrafts, tourist information, country drinks & snacks

180 000

Country Development Expansion in the cities of Bamenda & Dschang (transport, telephone, office materials, equipment)

157 500

  Total variable costs

585 000

  Total expenses

1 131 000

Don’t hesitate to contact us for further details on your involvement.

AIESEC in Cameroon | CSR Program 2006 | www.cm.aiesec.org | cameroon@aiesec.net

 

AIESEC in Cameroon

Contact person: Catherine KIBITECK

catherine.nounga@aiesec.net

Tel: 237 75 69 56 71

Empowering Africa Program in Cameroon

For fighting against HIV/AIDS,

activating entrepreneurship and

ensuring sustainable development.

Partnership Agreement for the CSR Program 2006-II

 

Thank you for participating in the CSR Program in Cameroon from 01/09 until 31/12/2006. Please read the guidelines described in the previous pages and provide us the necessary information for your participation.

 

Partnership Agreements are received until the 15/07/2006

 

1. Contact Information

 

Organization Legal Name

 

Mailing Address

 

Organisation Contact

Position

Telephone/Fax Number

E-mail

Homepage

 

2. Type of Partner

Member of the Board of Experts (BoE)

Learning Partner

Non-profit organization (Building Capacity)

Centre of Education (Sensitization around CSR)

Sponsor/Donator

 

3. For Non-profit organizations: how many interns will you accommodate in your organization? _____

 

4. For Sponsors/Donators: amount (in CFA) of your support

 

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WOFIG Vision 2018

MUDEC Group: Your Partner in the Sustainable Management of Local Resources
MUnicipal DEvelopment Counselling Group
(MUDEC – Group)
Authorization SW/GP/29/02/2346
Enhancing development through responsive governance
Box 340 Buea Tel: (237) 677 64 94 30 / 694 34 43 52
Email: mudecgroup@yahoo.com/mudecgroup@gmail.com www.mudecgroup.org
Date: 10th March 2015
Subject: WOFIG Vision 2018
The MOMENT for WOMANHOOD is Here & Now, Let us Catch it Together!!
To: All Female Deputy Mayors.
Cc: – The Honourable Etombi Gladys, Member of Parliament Fako East. Limbe.
Mrs. Tazi Bertha, Coordinator KUMBAWOFIG Steering Committee, Kumba.
Mrs Eyere Takor, Coordinator LIMBEWOFIG Steering Committee, Limbe.
Ladies, greetings from MUDEC Group in Buea.
As the world evaluates the successes and challenges of the Millennium Development Goals
(MDGs) and prepares the groundwork for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), there is
urgent need to localize our thinking and concretely strategize on a way forward in our region.
As elected female officials, you have a obligation and duty to positively influenced the lives of the
majority of our population including women and youth who constitute more than 70% of
inhabitants in the South West Region.
There are plenty of opportunities out there which you need to harness to the benefit of our
womenfolk. While we absolutely must partner and collaborate with male colleagues, we need not
overly depend on them!!!
The value of female elected officials will tremendously rise if these officials elaborate a practical
roadmap designed to engage inclusive governance. It is in this line of thinking that MUDEC Group
( a Buea based Local Capacity Builder) is proposing to engage in building your capacities
(individually and collectively).
Concretely, MUDEC proposes WOFIG Vision 2018 in the South West Region. This measurable
Roadmap will include (also see the Action Plan that was elaborated during the recently organized
Gender Public Squares (GPS)):
 Create & Coach WOFIG in all Sub-divisions in the region.
 Create & Coach Gender Committees in each council in the region.
 Create & Coach WOFIG Steering Groups in Limbe and Kumba (City level).
 Lobby for the Adoption of Municipal Deliberations bearing on Gender Responsive
Budgeting in our municipalities.
 Register / Legalize WOFIG especially the Steering Groups in Limbe & Kumba.
 Open a bank Account with 03 signatories.
 Elaborate Action plan 2016 to 2018:
 Politically, Mobilize & Organize Women / Youth for elections 2018.
 Economically, Mobilize Resources & Support Grass root Self Reliant Projects.
 Socio-Culturally, Maintain sustained sensitization against identified negative norms
on Womanhood / Girl child.
MUDEC Group: Your Partner in the Sustainable Management of Local Resources
This is MUDEC’s line of thinking… What is Yours?
Can we collaborate? If so, please begin with items 1 – 6 listed above. These can be accomplished
before April 5th 2015. We can tackle item 07 soonest thereafter.
Let’s put WOFIG on the Development Agenda in Cameroon.
God Bless Us All!!!!
Contact list of Founding Members:
No Name Position Telephone Email
1 Mrs. Tazi Bertha Coordinator,
KUMBAWOFIG
677 940 131 tazibertha@yahoo.com
2 Mrs. Eyere Takor Coordinator,
LIMBEWOFIG
677 948 022
3 Mme Dom Lenya
Jessy Bokowe
Deputy Mayor, Kumba I 672 251 180
4 Mrs. Nkabyo nee
Njuli Ruth
Deputy Mayor, Kumba II 675 010 970
5 Mrs. Elonge
Hannah
Deputy Mayor, Kumba III 675 936 017
6 Mme Ndongo Deputy Mayor, Limbe I 699 886 315
7 Mrs. Nangah
Ngalle
Deputy Mayor, Limbe II 677 697 067 lyzneh@yahoo.com
8 Mrs. Lifanda Deputy Mayor, Limbe III 677 916 717
9 Mme Epolle Anna Deputy Mayor, Bangem 672 263 845
Advisers:
10 Hon. Etombi
Gladys
M.P. Fako East
(Special Adviser)
676 901 043 /
699 962 728
etombigfad@yahoo.com
neba2006@yahoo.com
11 Mr. Charlie
Mbonteh
Team leader, MUDEC
Group. (Technical
Adviser)
677 649 430 mudecgroup@yahoo.com
Other Key Actors:
12 Mme Lucia Ediage Director WEC, Kumba 679 664 850
13 Director WEC, Limbe
“Empower people such that they can hold their leaders more accountable and responsive”