We are committed to building a sustainable future for all, where our natural resources are managed responsibly, our ecosystems are protected, and our planet is healthy and thriving. We are passionate about our work and believe that through collective action and cooperation, we can make a real difference in the world.
1. Extractive industries
Cameroon is rich in natural resources, particularly mineral and quarry resources that contribute to the national economy. As the government modernizes natural resources policies, FEDEV accompanies partners in understanding the general legal framework, policy orientations and international best practices. In the process, FEDEV empowers grassroots communities on their human rights and state and local government obligations in ensuring human rights protection, environmental protection, accountability and benefit sharing.
FEDEV is using the law to address the threats of climate change while promoting a just and sustainable society. FEDEV collaborates with affected communities to adapt and mitigate the effects of climate change through sustainable land use systems, ecosystem restoration climate friendly best practices. To achieve this goal, FEDEV works to hold government and corporations responsible for their contributions to climate change. FEDEV is also interested in accountability in climate finance, climate justice and Cameroon’s transition to clean energy sources.
2. Climate change
3. Public participation
FEDEV actively engages decision-makers and grassroots communities and impacted populations on the importance, skills, and methods of public participation. FEDEV understands that public participation is the most powerful tool that citizens can use to contribute to community development, hold investors and government to respect their human rights and protect the environment.
FEDEV organizes grassroots meetings, focus group discussions, workshops, and seminars to create alliances between citizens, community-based organizations and NGOs to build resolve to tackle imminent threats and empower citizens with legal tools they can use to protect the environment.
Scientific evidence about the world’s environmental problems is advancing, and accompanying laws and policies are developing rapidly to close the gap, and no school is ready to train relevant stakeholders at once. FEDEV regularly convenes capacity-building training workshops with local communities, journalists, lawyers, judges, prosecutors, and government authorities to share recent developments in science, law, policy and practice.
We offer internship opportunities to students focusing on environmental and related human rights issues.
4. Capacity Building Legal Empowerment
5. Strategic litigation and advocacy
Our strategic litigation seeks to support and protect victims of human and environmental rights violations. While we seek to get remedies for victims of human rights, our overall objective is to achieve systemic changes in natural resources management and environmental protection.
Before engaging in litigation, we seek to cause the government or industry to amicably comply with relevant laws and policy. Our strategy is to cause an impactful interpretation of laws, policies and practice and secure remedies or relief following violations. We collaborate with scientists, researchers, campaigners, and advocates nationally and globally to protect vulnerable grassroots populations.
The serious negative environmental, health, and economic effects of plastics and other solid wastes in Cameroon forced the government to adopt measures regulating waste control. FEDEV reviews waste management laws and is actively proposing alternatives based on international best practices to the current plastics regulation. Under the plastic justice project, FEDEV identifies polluted areas,parties responsible for the pollution and initiates litigation in the public’s interest.
6. Plastic & Solid Wastes Management
Project Implementation Plan
FEDEV and Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide (USA) organize Workshops on Environmental Law and Litigation for the Cameroonian judiciary.
The workshops aim at Strengthening the capacity of Cameroon’s magistrates in Environmental Litigation. Magistrates play a critical role in the achievement of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.
“Judicial environmental awareness will enhance environmental justice, respect for environmental rule of law and ensure that the present generation will satisfy their need without compromising the inherent rights and interest of succeeding generations.”
FEDEV Executive Director: Barrister Nchunu Justice Sama
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