The emergence of the green economy: civic engagement and the role of public, private actors and civil society

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This topic was the focus of two key activities organized by the l’Association Camerounaise pour le Développement, l’Entraide Sociale et la Protection de l’Environnement [Cameroon Association for the Development, Social Assistance and Protection of the Environment] (ACDESPE) which took place in Douala from 3 to 7 June 2013 with the financial support of the World Bank. The activities included the Ecoplus caravan and the National Green Economy Forum.


ACDESPE’s aim in organizing these activities which were attended by close to one hundred people from State institutions such as the Ministry of Environment, Nature Protection and Sustainable Development, the Ministry of Public Health, the Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Handicrafts and the University of Douala, and national organizations such as: “Un monde un avenir”, “la fondation camerounaise de la terre vivante” and “la maison des jeunes et de la culture de Bépanda” aimed to inform territorial development stakeholders on the theme of environmentally responsible development, to draw public attention to the risks (diseases. malaria, cholera, etc.) associated with living in a polluted environment and to highlight the green economy to partners as an asset for local development.

For five days, the participants were treated to presentations made by experts invited to the event and addressing a variety of themes, with the main ones being:

  • Regulations: the case of MINEPDED laws on the management of non-organic packaging
  • production of non-biodegradable packaging and environmental conservation,
  • Health and the Environment,
  • Maintaining the environment,


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