National capacity building seminar for Local Elected Women in Cameroon

Under the patronage of the Cameroonian Minister of Territorial Administration and Decentralization (MINAT) and in partnership with UCLG Africa

and the partners of GIZ (German Cooperation), PNDP and FEICOM, a seminar was held in Yaoundé on 10 and 11 June 2014 on the theme: “Building up the capacities of Local Elected Women in Cameroon.”


This seminar brought together about sixty women participants (including incumbent women mayors, deputy mayors, senators, MPs, senior managers) to discuss the achievements and challenges of women’s access to elected offices, share their successful experiences at the various levels of decision-making positions, and identify strategies to enhance the leadership role of women elected officials in the management of municipal affairs and contribute to increased participation and their representation in elective offices.

One of the outcomes of this seminar was the establishment of the Network of Local Elected Women of Cameroon “NLEWA-CAM,” a chapter of the African NLEWA network.

A National Executive Committee of 10 members was set up on the occasion.

Declaration of Yaoundé