Partners & Donors

CWCS works with diverse partners to achieve its objectives. This can be categorized as technical & institutional partners, donors and local partners.

Technical & institutional partners

 

This includes:

  • International governmental and nongovernmental organizations especially FAO, UNEP, etc; WWF, IUCN, Mangrove Action project, Wetlands International, SNV, etc with whom major projects are co-implemented.
  • Government of Cameroon (GoC)  through especially the technical ministries of environment, forestry, fisheries (MINEPDED, MINFOF, MINEPIA, MINEDER, etc)
  • Universities and research institutes. National and international universities through mainly student projects or internships or volunteerships. This program generates a critical mass of information and scientific data on issues of mangrove ecosystems and wetlands. This information is used by politicians in the management of these ecosystems, managers of critical sites of these ecosystems, the scientific community to nourish and enrich the discussions at national, regional and international level on the management of these ecosystems.
  • Cameroon Mangrove & Wetlands Conservation Network (CMN).

Network of over 40 active grassroots national NGOs, CBOs and experts involved in policy driven work towards sustainable mangrove, coastal area and wetlands management issues in Cameroon within a wider regional network - African Mangrove Network (AMN) based in Dakar Senegal. CMN secretariat is hosted by Cameroon Wildlife Conservation Society (CWCS) at Mouanko (National Coordination) and Cameroon Ecology (CAMECO) (Secretary General). CWCS currently hosts the secretariat of the Cameroon Mangrove Conservation Network of over 40 coastal associations, NGOs and Common Initiative Groups.

Donors

These are the most important partners providing funds for the running of various field projects and programs. These include Novib, NC-IUCN, etc.

Local partners

These include targeted grassroots local communities for which major projects are directed co-implemented with/through local councils, local administration/opinion leaders, and Government technical services, Private sector operators, Schools, Community groups, Resource persons & consultants.