The Republic of Cameroon is both geologically and culturally diverse, with a population of around 22 million people and a land area of 475,442 square kilometres.

Development Minerals in Cameroon

Cameroon

The Government of Cameroon requires contracting authorities to incorporate local materials in the construction of public buildings.

Development Minerals in Cameroon

Local construction materials such as gravel, sand, clay and lime as well as dimension stones are poised to play a crucial role in meeting Cameroon's housing demand and the country's transition into a middle-income economy.

The housing deficit in Cameroon is significant. The Government of Cameroon has highlighted the need to construct an estimated one million homes in the next 5-10 years to meet the housing needs of a growing population that is increasingly urbanised.

A Prime Ministerial circular of 2014 – strengthening the provisions of an earlier 2007 circular – has compelled contracting authorities to incorporate local materials in the construction of public buildings across the country.

This has led to a partnership between the Local Material Promotion Authority (MIPROMALO) and the Ministry of Public Works (MINTP) to popularize and promote the use of local materials by construction companies.

On 18 – 20 October 2016, 84 stakeholders came together in Yaoundé, Cameroon to draft a road map to support sustainability in the Development Minerals sector and to advance the implementation of the ACP-EU Development Minerals Programme in Cameroon.

Uganda

East Africa

Population growth is creating a huge demand for housing and infrastructure, as well as the Development Minerals needed for the construction industry.

Guinea

West Africa

Guinea-Conakry is one of the world's top bauxite producers, but it also has the potential to realise opportunities from the mining of Development Minerals.

Zambia

Southern Africa

Zambia is paving more than 2000 km of roads with locally sourced pavers and cobblestones and in the process is creating tens of thousands of jobs.

Cameroon

Central Africa

The Government of Cameroon requires contracting authorities to incorporate local materials in the construction of public buildings.

Jamaica

Caribbean

Ancient coral, long ago compressed into limestone under the weight of mud, sand and yet more coral, accounts for 65% of the Jamaican island by weight, and 85% of its surface coverage.

Fiji

Pacific

Of the 68 active mineral extraction sites in Fiji, 66 mine Development Minerals.

Participating Countries

Forty (40) countries are participating in regional level training and knowledge exchange. Find out which ones.

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Focus Countries

Six (6) countries are undertaking in depth capacity building and country level training.

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