Five local councils in the Far North region hosted the project management team.
AfroLeadership organised a series of workshops in the communes of Maroua 1, Maroua 2, Maroua 3, Yagoua and Tokombéré from 11 to 20 January 2023. This caravan is part of the implementation of its Cameroon Open Participatory Budget (COPB) project, financed by the United States Embassy in Cameroon and which aims at greater citizen participation in the elaboration, implementation and monitoring of public policies, as well as budget accountability.
The main objective of these activities was to ensure ownership of the project by stakeholders for a more effective implementation. Religious leaders, traditional chiefs, municipal councilors, municipal staff, representatives of civil society, youth, women and people living with disabilities took part.
These workshops were structured around three sequences: the presentation of the COPB project; the development of the theme on the fight against corruption and the promotion of Dr. Martin Luther King’s principles of leadership, non-violence and social justice for CSOs and NGOs in a context of multidimensional crisis; and the presentation of the Open Data and digital tools of the project. The main speakers were the COPB project coordinator, expert Joseph Anicet Nke and Gabriel Sitezeu Towen, the project’s digital tools manager.
Among the recommendations and grievances of the participants that sanctioned the work, we can cite the multiplication of training sessions within the framework of the project for a better mastery of the digital tools deployed, as well as a greater involvement of the sectoral, notably the Ministry of Decentralization and Local Development (MINDDEVEL).