Cameroon: 15 Young farmers and entrepreneurs receive distinctions in Ngaoundere

The Speaker of the National Assembly, Hon. Cavayé Yeguié Djibril has launched the 6th Caravan to promote farming among Youths .

He launched the event this 2nd April 2019 accompanied by two Ministers ; Mbairobe Gabriel Agriculture and Dr Taiga of Livestock, Fisheries and Animal Husbandry.

The event saw 15 best young farmers and entrepreneurs decorated with Knight of Merit for Agriculture and the Cameroon Knight of Merit by Hon. Cavayé Yeguié Djibril on the instructions of President Paul Biya.

The fifteen youths are made up of

# five young farmers

#five breeders

#five entrepreneurs.

The head of the Youth Parliamentary Network, Gaston Komba donated farm inputs and equipment to the young farmers drawn from the twenty-one divisions of the Adamawa region.

Also during the ceremony, Ministers Mbairobe Gabriel and Dr Taiga handed end-of-course certificates to some young farmers and entrepreneurs, who were trained by the Youth Parliamentary Network.

Addressing the Youth, the House Speaker stressed on government’s determination to encourage an on-the-spot transformation of lo cally produced goods.

He challenged other youths to be inspired by the success stories of the fifteen honored this day.

Administrative authorities expressed gratitude to Parliament for the innitiative to curb unemployment among youths in the region.

Hon. Cavayé Yeguié Djibril and the delegation round up their three Day working visit on Wednesday 3rd April 2019.

The Youth Parliamentary Network led the Caravan to the Adamawa to boost the regio n’s agro-pastoral potential.

Source Crtv

Cameroon: Youths drilled on entrepreneurial skills in Yaounde

By Ariane Foguem

17 young entrepreneurs are currently been drilled on entrepreneurial skills in a two-day workshop in Yaounde, at the end of which 3 will be selected to represent Cameroon at the 2019 pitch-up competition in Morocco.

70 at the beginning, only 17 managed to find their way into the net of the fortunate candidates to take part in the first part of the pitch-up entrepreneurship competition organized by Hub Africa, a platform that connects entrepreneurs with world investors, capitalists, and mentors.

The two-day workshop consists in reinforcing the entrepreneurial capacities of these young entrepreneurs in domains such as ability to convince, posture, presentation of project to name but these, so as to secure a win at the final pitch-up competition in Casablanca Morocco come June 2019.

The sectors from which the 17 projects were chosen are amongst others agriculture, finance, e-commerce and tracking.

Launching the competition in Cameroon, the Secretary General of the Ministry of small and medium size enterprises, Mme Marthe Chantal Mbajon representative of Minister Achille Bassilekin III, lauded the initiative that gives exposure to young African entrepreneurs.

The Pitch-up competition which is at its 7th edition will run under the theme, “Open innovation, a lever for African Small and Medium size enterprises.”

Source Journal du Cameroun

Cameroon: West – Youths Display Mark of Patriotism

An enthusiastic crowd of over 25.000 people, comprising nursery school kids, primary school pupils, secondary and high school students, in Banganté, as well as cultural ,social and religious groups, sports associations, and supporters of the CPDM party, converged on the Banganté ceremonial ground on February 11, in jubilant style, to give the 53th edition of the National youth day the pomp and gaiety it deserved .

The ecstatic occasion in Banganté was presided at by the SDO for Nde, Oumarou Hamman Wabi. The first attraction was that, the streets of Banganté were decorated with the national colour, as every 10 meters the national flag was seen flying.

Spectacular highlights in 2019 edition in Banganté was the superb march-past by the students of the Lycee bilingue Banganté, strapped with national colours and carrying the effigy of the Head of state and paraded pass the grandstand, receiving cheers from officials who mounted the grandstand. Another spectacle was the full participation of traditional dance groups, which helped to showcase the rich culture of the ten regions cultural heritage of Cameroon. Youths associations and militants of the youth wing of the CPDM party who massively took part in the march past, carried placards with messages like, No to secession, Yes to national unity and integration, Cameroon remains one and indivisible, unity brings peace, love and togetherness, and disunity brings violence and hatred. Speaking to the press at the end of the march past, SDO for Nde Oumarou Hamman Wabi, expressed total satisfaction that the youths exhibited a lot of discipline and patriotism during the over three hours march past, adding that it was clear indications that these youths listened and digested the Head of State message with much concern and interest. He said the demonstration of the youths in Banganté added more value as, these youths showed proof that Banganté is behind President Paul Biya. As tradition goes, prizes were handed over to the best schools that performed well during the youth week activities and youth week competitions.

Source Cameroon Tribune

Cameroon: Young Entrepreneurs to Visit Bordeaux

Those selected will spend three weeks in Bordeaux upgrading skills and networking.

Developing young talents in Cameroon has been one of the priority of the city of Bordeaux in France reasons why they have engaged in a programme to train young entrepreneurs from Cameroon and other African Countries to build their capacities in France for a period of three weeks. To launch the 2019 edition, the Mayor of Bordeaux Alexandre Magat was in Douala on the 11 March 2019 to encourage young Cameroonian entrepreneurs to apply and benefit from the opportunity.

While in Bordeaux, those selected will spend time with other Small and Medium Size Enterprises so as to get first hand information about their success stories and attended capacity building-workshop on their different fields . They are also expected to create links and contacts for subsequent follow up and networking.

According to one of the Deputy Mayors from Bordeaux, Pierre de Gaetan Njikam, they are out to encourage young Cameroonian entrepreneurs to gain knowledge on how to develop their businesses. He further explains that the programme is for both urban and rural youths and will go a long way to assist the entrepreneurs from young Cameroonians. To him, most Small and medium size enterprises owned by young people in Cameroon need new skills to meet up with the Challenges of the changing world. He said they have other partners in Cameroon that will make their dreams come true. One of the partners which is the Chamber of Commerce will be in charge of the selection process. According to the secretary general of the Chamber of Commerce Industry and Mines and Crafts, Halidou Bello, the programme is in its 4th edition and the previous once have been successful. He added that after the visit to France the beneficiaries will been well followed up to ensure that the knowledge gained is used judiciously. The programme is extended to other African countries and two beneficiaries are expected from Cameroon.

Youths in agriculture, information and communication technology renewable energy, production of laundry products, public works amongst others can apply. They must have been in the business for at least one year and at most five years, be between the ages of 20-40.

Source Cameroon Tribune

Cameroon: U.S. Embassy equips youth with skills in order to avoid kidnapping

By Ike Dzokpo

The U.S. Embassy in partnership with El-Zoe Foundation and the Government of Cameroon has organized a football clinic for youth in Banyo, from February 8 to 11, 2019.

The program included presentations and discussions on topical issues such as tolerance, fair-play, teamwork, and the importance of education.

Participants were also equipped with skills to avoid kidnapping and make positive life choices.

The second part of the program consisted of a three-day football tournament for ninety boys and girls aged 10 to 15. In addition to the knowledge and skills acquired, each participant went back home with a school kit.

Source News Ghana

Zimbabwe giants Dynamos call on Cameroon ex-youth in rebuilding exercise


By Michael Madyira


The Zimbabwean giants have endured a trophy-dry spell for the past four seasons

Dynamos will next week assess three players from Cameroon as they move a gear up in their rebuilding exercise.

Former Cameroon youth international midfielder Herve Vincent Mbega, Theodore Landry Tsala and Claude Ngahan Junior are expected in Zimbabwe next week for trials.

Ngahan is also an ex-Cameroon U-20 national striker while Mbega represented Cameroon at the 2011 Fifa Under-20 World Cup.

The Harare giants have gone for the past four seasons without winning the league title after enjoying a dominant run from 2011 to 2014 that saw them claim the league crown in those seasons.

Much emphasis has now been placed on recruiting a striker among the players who will undergo trials. “We are expecting one other striker from Cameroon and the other from Ivory Coast and even if they arrive, it will be a bonus. Otherwise, I think we are comfortable with what we have,” Dynamos coach Lloyd Chigowe told The Herald.

“Last week we had two Ghanaians. One of them is here and the other one I think is now training at CAPS United. We will retain the midfielder, we are impressed with his qualities.

“We are going to propose to the executive that we have a training camp probably in Zambia or in Malawi but it’s all subject to the budget allowing.

“Otherwise if it can’t be done we will find somewhere to camp locally and make sure that we bond away from the glare of the public.”

Dynamos have already signed Congolese striker Ngandu Mangala while they also close to securing the signature of Ghanaian midfielder Robert Saki.


Source Goal.com


Cameroon: Youth Parliament opens in Yaounde


The 2019 edition of the Youth Partliament today opened in Yaounde as part of activities to mark the Youth Day which will be celebrated on February 11.


180 youths between 20 and 35 years drawn from the 58 divisions of the ten regions of Cameroon are meeting at the National Assembly in Ngoa Ekelle where they will be addressing ways of engaging youths for a better society.

This year’s event is holding under the theme “Development of Entrepreneurship and Youth Employment Opportunities”.

“The theme of this year’s edition of the Youth Parliament is a call for authorities to support the youths in their socioeconomic and professional insertion into the society,” the Minister of Youths and Civic Education Mounouna Foutsou said as he addressed the junior parliaments in the presence of Members of Government.

He also called on the young parliamentarians to seek ways to develop civic and responsible behaviours amongst their peers as well as help them understand the basic functioning of parliamentary institutions.

The 2019 Youth Parliament session is to offer to the youths the opportunity to corrective measure for the participation in the socio-political life and to the nation’s development in the specific domain of entrepreneurship and the opportunities thereof.


Source Journal du Cameroun


AfDB and ILO Launch Decent Rural Employment Promotion Scheme for Young Farmers in Central Africa

(Business in Cameroon) – The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the International Labor Office (ILO) are organizing from February 12 to 14, in Brazzaville, Congo, a workshop themed “unlocking the potential of rural economies through investment in the skills development and employability of youth in the agricultural sector in Central Africa”.

The meeting, AfDB says, aims to deepen talks on ongoing initiatives at the global, sub-regional (Cameroon, DR Congo, Chad, Gabon, etc.) and national levels in order to define strategic axes for the promotion of decent work for youth in the rural economy. Further, it is also an opportunity for social partners and sectoral ministry officials to better understand such strategies and better know how to deploy them.

The findings will enable the 150 participants expected to have tools to facilitate the identification of activities that generate productive employment in agriculture and the rural economy and thus ensure better support for companies and young people working in the sector.

AfDB indicates that agriculture is a mainstay for the development ambitions for productive sectors in Central African countries by 2030.


Source Business In Cameroon