In May 2019, at the invitation of the Chairs of the “National Focal Structures” for Cameroon and Congo, GWP CAf participated in the national stakeholder workshop to present and discuss the multi-sectoral diagnostic report in Congo (23rd – 24th May) and in Cameroon (27th – 28th May) in Brazzaville and Yaoundé respectively.
Following on GWP’s engagement for gender equality, GWP Cameroon has carried out a study on gender-related impacts of fluorosis in northern Cameroon. The report, which is due to be published shortly, shows that impacts are significantly worse for girls and women and that gender-sensitive responses are needed. The report was discussed and validated at a workshop on 24 May in Maroua, Cameroon, by key institutional actors, development partners, and civil society groups.
Les études pour la réalisation des aménagements hydroélectriques de Booué et Tsengue-Leledi ont été lancées au cours d’un atelier de 48 heures à Libreville. Financées à près de 757 millions de francs CFA par la Banque africaine de développement, ces études prendront fin en février 2020.
GWP Cameroon, in collaboration with the Centre for Environmental and Development Studies in Cameroon (CEDC), organised a training workshop in Maroua on 13 February for ten women leaders from two communities (Meri and Mokolo) affected by fluorosis. The training was focused on how to use fluoride removal filters and was the result of a project on how to improve WASH services.
The Global Water Partnership’s (GWP) Sponsoring Partners have selected Mr. Howard Bamsey, former Executive Director of the Green Climate Fund (GCF), as the new Chair of GWP. The appointment is effective immediately.
With the support of the GWP, the Water and Climate Network of Central African Youth Organisations (RECOJAC) was able to take part in the 7th edition of the African Water Week, which was held from the 29th of October to the 02nd of November 2018 in Gabon.
Represented by its Regional Coordinator, Mr. Hycinth BANSEKA, the GWP-CAf Secretariat actively participated in various sessions, particularly those on "The Contextual Analysis of Sanitation in Gabon: Opportunities and Perspectives (in relation to the SDGs)" organized by the Ministry of Water and Energy of Gabon and "Water security, infrastructure, investment and innovation".
The first Central African Hydrometeorological Forum was held from the 14th to the 16th of November 2018 in Libreville, Gabon, under the leadership of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) and the Government of Gabon.