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.
East Africa Regional Training Workshop
on Environment, Community, Health and Safety.
The East Africa Regional Training Workshop on
Environment, Community, Health and Safety was held in Addis Ababa, 9-12 November.
Regional Sharefair on Gender Equality
in the Extractives Industry.
Twelve women small scale miners working in Development Minerals were supported
to attend the Regional Sharefair on Gender Equality in the Extractives Industry, Nairobi on the 13-15 October 2015.
Geoscience Information in Africa Workshop(GIRAF 2015).
GIRAF is a pan-African geoscience information knowledge network of geological surveys, universities and companies.
Established in 2006 the network hosts bi-annual capacity building workshops for south-to-south knowledge exchange.
Pacific Regional Training Workshop on
Environment, Community, Health and Safety.
The Pacific Regional Training Workshop on
Environment, Community, Health and Safety was held in Suva, on 1-4 December, 2015.
Training of trainers workshops
Sector assessments and capacity development roadmaps
initiatives for sector promotion
Community dialogues to address grievances
Public and private dialogues with key stakholders
Small grants to implement return to work plans
Reviews of legal frameworks