Youths and Peace Processes in Cameroon: Opportunities and Challenges
Youths and Peace Processes in Cameroon: Opportunities and Challenges is the outcome of a youth-led research championed by Local Youth Corner Cameroon which was developed as part of the six months initiative « Building Peace Project » which trained 600 youth mediators across Cameroon and created the Cameroon Youth Mediator Network made up of 17 youth insider community mediators.
This work highlights the opportunities and challenges of youth participation in the peace process in Cameroon. The work equally adopts the 3 layers of peace processes ( in the room, around the room and outside the room) to provide evidence of how young Cameroonians are already involved in the peace process. It ends with key recommendations for different stakeholders toward supporting youth participation in the peace process to end violence in Cameroon.
This research was developed out of qualitative and quantitative data with over 700 young people, experts, government official, religious and traditional ruler and civil society actors consulted primarily from the North West Region, South West, East Region, Far North Region as well as Center region, Littoral region and the diaspora.
The work is edited by Mr Achaleke Christian Leke, the National Coordinator of Local Youth Corner Cameroon with Co-authors including; Dr Rose Fri-Manyi Anjoh, Nkwetta Ajong Aquilas and Adolf Ngundu Lyonga.