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: 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

Cameroonian youth tasked to be Ambassadors of peace

Some 200 young men and women drawn from across the ten regions of Cameroon have been called upon to be ambassadors of peace in their various localities.

The call was made during a conference organised by the Universal Peace Federation in Yaounde aimed at sensitizing young people on the importance of promoting the virtues of peace and Nation building.

According to the Country Director of Universal Peace Federation, Edwin Ondoa, the forum is geared towards inspiring youth positively so they can make a difference in their localities. Selected from various schools, homes and private sector, the forum gave the youth the opportunity to better understand and appreciate the need to live in unity and harmony, as they exchanged ideas and showed their unity in diversity.

The workshop is taking place at a time when administrative officials are kick starting preparations towards the celebration of the youth day on February 11.