Engaging the private sector, especially by civil society organizations (CSOs) is often rife with complexity despite the fact that in most cases private sector activities are often incompatible with conservation objectives.
Cameroon’s Southwest Region is among the country’s biggest economic hubs and is home to varied economic activities including extractives (oil and quarry exploitation), agro-industries, infrastructure developments, etc. Rarely have these activities been subject to any environmental or social scrutiny and.
The Environmental Governance Institute (EGI) is organizing a workshop to build the capacity of the Coalition of CSOs on business and industries on private sector engagement as well as CSR and fundraising. The Coalition, Business and Industries Monitor (BIM) enjoys a membership that spans the entire Region, among them: Food and Rural Development Foundation (FORUDEF), Community Action for Development (CAD), Municipal Development Group (MUDEC), GREEEN Cameroon, and Nature Cameroon. The workshop runs from 5-9 June in Kumba