In recent years, natural resource exploitation and development initiatives in the coastal region of Cameroon have increased significantly, with very little effort made to protect the environment. This is also a huge task for policy makers to strengthen their policies regarding land use patterns and environmental degradation.
The coastal forest landscape in Cameroon is situated in three (03) regions namely; South West Region, South Region, And Littoral Region. With rich biodiversity, rich soils and natural resources, these areas make it suitable for investors to set-up projects such as agro-industrial plants, cement factories, mining extraction companies, just to name a few.
Within the framework of the cooperation of the implementation of the SIDA-funded Civil Society Support Project “Green Heat of Africa (GHoA) Cameroon, Civil Society 2014-2016, EGI aims to engage more effectively with private sector to influence decision-making and practices regarding the management of natural resources.
Specifically, EGI is called upon within the meaning of the partnership with WWF-CCPO to stimulate and enhance environmentally-friendly business and industry development (B&I). It is in this regard that EGI is conducting a baseline study of businesses and industries that are operating in the Coastal Forest Landscape.