Acknowledgements and press release COP CHEZ NOUS (“COP in our city” in French) held from 02 to 04 February 2021: Civil society prepares for Pre COP 15 (CDB) and Pre COP Climate 26

From 2 to 4 February 2021, the auditorium of the French Institute of Cameroon in Yaoundé hosted the fifth edition of the "COP CHEZ NOUS" organized by the Association Jeunesse Verte du Cameroun (AJVC) which runs the Technical Secretariat of the Central African Youth Network for the Sustainable Management of Forest and Wetland Ecosystems (REJEFAC).

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Communiqué Final_COP CHEZ NOUS 2021.pdf (719.2 Ko)

NOTE DE POSITION COP 15_COP CHEZ NOUS 2021.pdf (496.9 Ko)

The meeting was held with financial support from the French Embassy in Cameroon, and organized under the distinguished Institutional Patronage of the Ministry of the Environment, Nature Protection and Sustainable Development (MINEPDED); and the Ministry of Forests and Wildlife (MINFOF) in his capacity as Acting President of COMIFAC and Honorary Chairman of CEFDHAC.

 

The opening ceremony was graced by the presence of the Ministries of the Cameroon government including, the Ministry of External Relations (MINREX), the Ministry of Youth and Civic Education (MINJEC), the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MINADER), the Ministry of Social Affairs (MINAS), the Ministry of Health (MINSANTE). A host of institutional partners in the sub-region also provided technical assistance, namely the Congo Basin Forest Partnership (CBFP), OCFSA, CEFDHAC and its affiliated networks - REPAR, REFADD, SEEAC, RERAC, WWF, AWF, CIRAD, MINJEC, IRD, IRAD, PACJA, RECEIAC, RASTOMA, NOE, IFDD, and AGSAC, several representatives of civil society organizations, eco-entrepreneurs, students and the media.

 

The overall aim of the meeting was to foster civil society participation in upcoming international negotiations on biodiversity and the climate by holding a 3-day workshop to raise awareness among the populations of Cameroon and the Central African subregion, strengthen technical capacities, impart skills to the participants and highlight field initiatives being conducted by CSOs in Cameroon and the Central African sub-region.

 

Several civil society organizations that are affiliated with REJEFAC in the ten regions of Cameroon and many other non-REJEFAC organizations took part in the meeting in person and online.

Acknowledgements

AJVC and REJEFAC thank you for participating in the COP CHEZ NOUS 2021 entitled ‘Civil Society prepares for COP 15 and COP 26’! More than 80 of you joined us in person in the auditorium of the French Cultural Centre and more than 750 joined us live on ZOOM, our Facebook and Twitter pages and those of our partner institutions, and later followed our proceedings on various media and through reports, and above all, we appreciate your presence and active participation in building a shared world. Relive the conference by accessing the recordings available on our YouTube channel, the event website, as well as Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

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