NEWS: 33rd session of the General Assembly of Inades-Formation Cameroun


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On April 29, 2023, the Inades-Formation Cameroun National Association held its traditional Ordinary General Meeting (OGM) at the Cameroon National Episcopal Conference (CENC). The meeting was preceded by a workshop to prepare for the AGM. The discussions focused on two themes proposed by the General Secretariat, namely: What is Inades-Formation’s outlook for 2040? And what repositioning of agricultural and rural training at Inades-Formation?

The results of this work led to the formulation of a number of proposals by the Cameroon National Bureau concerning Inades’ outlook to 2040 and its repositioning in relation to agricultural training. Here are a few images of the group work.

Group I

Group II

The Annual General Meeting was opened by Mrs. WANDOU Marthe, Chairman of the Board of Directors. Almost all the expected associate members took part. Seven main items were on the agenda, including the constitution of the meeting; election of the officers of the meeting; admission of new members/exclusion of certain members; hearing of the reports for the 2022 financial year (moral report, activity report, financial report and auditor’s report); follow-up of the implementation of the resolutions of the 2022 AGM; report on the preparatory workshops for the Ordinary General Meeting; and miscellaneous.

Hearing the reports was one of the highlights of the AGM. The moral report gave an overview of the context in which the National Board (NB) has worked, associative life, human resources management, management of support programs, financial management and the search for funding. The activity report covered the various projects and services carried out during 2022. During the presentation of this report, it emerged that the National Office carried out two (02) projects to support development alternatives during the 2022 financial year. This is the :

  • Projet d’Accompagnement du Repositionnement des Vivres de Souveraineté dans une Dynamique de Développement Territorial pour une Alimentation Suffisante, Saine et Durable des Populations du Cameroun. Following the implementation of this project, several activities and actions were carried out, in particular the steps being taken with the Government through MINADER to initiate a process for drawing up a national UNDAF action plan, and the mobilization and sensitization of local civil society players on the need to reduce the import and use of synthetic chemical inputs in favor of agroecology.
  • With regard to the socio-economic reintegration project for people affected by the conflicts in the North-West and South-West regions of Cameroon, in the departments of Mézam, Ngoketunjia (North-West region), Menoua and Mifi (West region), a number of results have been achieved: several people affected by the conflicts have been helped to reintegrate into the socio-economic circuit. In addition, community dialogue has been developed between affected people and host communities.

These two projects, which follow in the wake of the network’s structuring programs, are based on the Inades-Formation network’s 2010-2025 Strategic Orientation Document (DOS).

In addition to the above projects, the BN carried out other activities, including the launch of the “Conscience AlimenTERRE” campaign on November 23, 2023. Inades-Formation Cameroun has also worked with other development partners to provide services. These services include

  • Establishment of a knowledge hub for organic farming in Central Africa, commissioned by GIZ-KCOA;
  • Facilitation of the project to support the “Revitalization of the traditional and ecological governance system of indigenous forest peoples by strengthening intergenerational dialogues”, implemented by members of the Gbabandi indigenous platform and sponsored by CWF:;
  • Implementation of the project “Promotion of innovations in small holder local poultry production units in the North West Region of Cameroon” on behalf of the partner GIZ/proCISA;
  • Support for the consultation process with Baka communities living along the Lobeke, Nki and Boumba Bek national parks and the Ngoyla Wildlife Reserve, with a view to renewing the co-management agreement between the Ministry of Forests and Wildlife and the ASBABUK association, sponsored by WWF.

Other business at the AGM focused on the budgetary follow-up presented by the statutory auditor and the formulation of resolutions on the following points:

  • Approval of the annual report ;
  • Approval of the activity report and the report on implementation of the 2022 AGM resolutions;
  • Approval of the financial report ;
  • Approval of the Statutory Auditors’ reports;
  • Mobilizing endogenous financial resources ;
  • Implementation of humanitarian projects ;
  • Results of preparatory work for the AGM.

The 33rd session was chaired by Mr DJAOWE Joseph, surrounded by five other delegates elected for the occasion.

Photo library of the Annual General Meeting 2023.

Marguerite MOMHA, Communication Inades-Formation Cameroon

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ABCD2 project

Projet ABCD-Un élève un arbre COP28

1. Project title

Supporting the scaling-up of community experiences and citizen monitoring of public policies in response to climate change in sub-Saharan Africa (ABCD 2 project)

2. Summary

The project to scale up community experiences and dynamics of citizen monitoring of public policies in the face of climate change in sub-Saharan Africa is the continuation of an initial project to capitalize on these experiences.

In fact, in 2022, with funding from the Basque Agency for Development Cooperation (ABCD), Inades-Formation carried out the project “Study-capitalization of best practices in the face of the challenges of climate change and local governance in sub-Saharan Africa “This project capitalized on 50 experiences, including 31 on adaptation to climate change and 19 on governance, in 11 sub-Saharan African countries.

Based on the results of this pilot project, we have been able to identify and capitalize on some of the living realities of community efforts to combat the problems posed by climate change in Africa. They have been developed by a variety of players, including public services specializing in environmental and climate change management, civil society organizations and farmers’ organizations.

This second phase of the project, which will run for 30 months (2022-2024), aims to (i) scale up these good experiences developed by communities in African countries, in terms of adaptation, mitigation and resilience to climate change and of (ii) support the dynamics of citizen monitoring of the associated policy and regulatory frameworks.

3. General objective

Contribute to the fight against global warming, through the large-scale promotion of local experiences and concerted policy measures relating to adaptation, mitigation and resilience mechanisms for vulnerable populations, especially rural populations in sub-Saharan Africa.

4. Specific objectives

  • Scale up the good experiences developed by communities in African countries, in terms of adaptation, mitigation and resilience in the face of climate change.
  • Support the dynamics of citizen monitoring of related policy and regulatory frameworks

5. Completion period: June 2022 to November 2024

6. Project area

The project is being carried out in 11 countries: Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, DR Congo, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania and Togo.

7. Financial partner

Basque Agency for Cooperation and Development (ABCD)

9. Implementation partners

17 local development organizations with projects that will replicate the good experiences capitalized on in phase 1 of the project. They were selected on the basis of the evaluation criteria of effectiveness, efficiency, relevance, sustainability and gender equity, following a call for projects launched by Inades-Formation.

List of organizations and their projects



Project title


Burkina Faso


Strengthening women’s resilience to climate change by promoting agroecological practices. Case study of the agroecological farm run by the women of the Union des Groupements Féminins Ce Dwane Nyee (UGF/CDN), Sanguie province, Centre West region, Burkina Faso.


Burkina Faso

Inades-Formation Burkina

Strengthening eco-citizenship through environmental education for pupils in the commune of Arbollé in the northern region of Burkina Faso



Inades-Formation Burundi

Promoting environmental education in schools to tackle climate change




Promotion of Community Initiatives to Protect Common Interest Resources in Cameroon


Côte d’Ivoire


One pupil, one tree to combat coastal erosion and the disappearance of mangroves


DR Congo

UWAKI North Kivu

Projet d’appui à la valorisation des semences paysannes dans les unions de Luofu, Kipese et Lubero en territoire de Lubero au Nord-Kivu / RDC. Inspired by the experience of the Union des groupements Naam de Koumbri in Burkina Faso


DR Congo


Grassroots environmental education to tackle climate change in the Kaziba chiefdom in DR Congo



Inades-Formation Kenya

The scaling up of experiences developed by communities and the dynamics of school-based re-afforestation initiatives to address climate change in Kenya



RECOR Rwanda

Affordable solar pumps for small-scale irrigation, a revolutionary technology to help farmers increase their resilience capacity to climate change issues in Rwanda



Inades-Formation Rwanda

Replication of the practice of grafting fruit trees to increase the resilience of farmers in the Bugesera district to climate change.




Project to promote agro-biodiversity conservation through capacity building and documentation of local seed varieties in Senegal



Inades-Formation Tanzania

Promotion of community seed banks for the conservation of agro-biodiversity through capacity building and documentation of local seed varieties in Kondoa and Chemba Districts of Dodoma Region, Tanzania”.



Inades-Formation Chad

Promotion of seed banks, Scaling up the Seeds Savers Network /Kenya experience




Expand the “One student, one tree” project developed by ACOSYF RD Congo



APAD International Togo

The governance of protected areas: The case of the Agou mountainsides in Togo



Inades-Formation Togo

Continuous and competitive integrated family farming systems for farmer resilience to climate change in Tchamba 2 commune



JVE Togo

Governance of local seed systems among women’s cooperatives in the Assimé classified forest for climate resilience

ACF-AO project

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1. Project title

Feminist Climate Action Project – West Africa ACF-AO

2. Summary

The “Feminist Climate Action in West Africa” project is being implemented in Côte d’Ivoire to contribute effectively to the resilience and fight against the effects of climate change by ecologically sensitive coastal and island communities, with a particular focus on rural women and young people.

It will build the capacity of communities, particularly women and young people, to implement strategies to protect biodiversity and ecosystems, notably through the adoption of agroecological practices, energy diversification and advocacy. It will strengthen the participation of rural women and young people in local governance of biodiversity and climate action.

Funded by Global Affairs Canada | Affaires mondiales Canada, the ACF AO project is taking place in Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea-Bissau, Senegal and Togo.

It is managed in Côte d’Ivoire by SUCO and Inades-Formation – Secrétariat Général.

3. Background

Climate change threatens to push nearly a million more Ivorians into extreme poverty, increase the risk of water stress, with more and more regions expected to see more than 10% of their population in water shortage, and increase the resurgence of air- and water-related diseases among susceptible populations (Nationally Determined Contributions, CDN-COTE D’IVOIRE, March 2022). According to the World Bank, by 2050, Côte d’Ivoire will face an average temperature rise of two degrees Celsius, greater rainfall variability and a 30 cm rise in sea level along the coast (World Bank, 2018a).

Climate change affects all development sectors. However, differences between men and women in their relationship with their environment, differences in the composition of economic sectors and unequal access to resources and decision-making will amplify the impacts of climate change on certain categories of the population, including women.

The “Feminist Climate Action in West Africa” project is a response to this reality.

4. General objective

Strengthening climate change adaptation by rural and indigenous women and young people in ecologically sensitive coastal and island regions of Côte d’Ivoire.

5. Specific objectives

  • Increase the influence of rural and indigenous women and young people in climate policy advocacy and in the governance of high-biodiversity ecosystems vulnerable to climate change.
  • Increase the adoption of nature-based solutions such as agroecology, ecosystem and biodiversity protection and restoration, for climate change adaptation, by rural and indigenous women and young people.
  • Strengthen the climate resilience of rural and indigenous women and young people through economic empowerment and energy diversification.

6. Completion date: 2023 - 2026

7. Target audience / beneficiaries: Young people 41% & Rural and indigenous women 59%.

8. Project area

Adiaké, Grand-Bassam, Jacqueville and Grand-Lahou.

9. Project actions

Diagnose the obstacles and facilitating factors for the active participation of target groups in biodiversity and climate management decision-making bodies;

Participatory diagnoses carried out by local authorities on the climatic vulnerability of ecosystems and identification of gender-sensitive adaptation measures and strategies;

Training for rural and indigenous women and young people to strengthen and maintain their participation in decision-making bodies;

Training of beneficiaries on climate and biodiversity conservation policies;

Participating communities receive training in business development, inclusive value chains, cooperative management, and direct marketing.

Village awareness-raising and training workshops on biodiversity-friendly and gender-sensitive mitigation and adaptation measures carried out in participating communities.

Ecosystem management and development plans designed and implemented in participating communities.

Technical and financial support to participating communities for the implementation of climate-resilient agroecological practices (micro-breeding, agroforestry, market gardening, beekeeping and oyster farming); to strengthen access to productive water, agricultural inputs and equipment; for the installation of tree nurseries and reforestation of coastal ecosystems.

Solar and eco-energy equipment for food production, processing and preservation, and training in equipment use and maintenance.

Women and youth networking and advocacy

Support and strengthening of savings and credit systems provided to women’s groups.

10. Technical and financial partners

Project funded by Affaire Mondiale Canada and implemented by INTERPARES, SUCO and their partners, including Inades-Formation – Secrétariat Général pour la Cote d’Ivoire.



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