GENDER AND ENVIRONMENT WATCH (CAMGEW)
Cameroon Gender and Environment Watch (CAMGEW)
is a not-for-profit organization created in October 2007 with authorisation
number N° 000998/RDA/JO6/BAPP to look for a solution to environmental
and women's problems in Cameroon. CAMGEW works locally and thinks globally,
integrating gender in solving environmental problems in Cameroon. CAMGEW
believes that the future of our mother planet-earth is in the hands
of men and women, young and old and also that this planet can be sustained
by putting social and environmental justice at the centre of development.
CAMGEW believes that solutions to the numerous environmental and gender
problems encountered in the world at large can only come through concerted
action from all concerned persons and citizen organisations working
Considering that the Millennium Development Goals adopted by the 55th
session of the General Assembly of the United Nations places environment
and gender issues amongst important international concerns, CAMGEW seeks
to serve as a means to fill any gaps in Cameroon towards the realisation
of these cherished goals of protecting the environment and enhancing
Considering that environment and gender
issues are problems that exists worldwide and requires global or local
solutions, CAMGEW looks for solutions to environmental and gender problems
at the local level. CAMDEW seeks to achieve its objectives based on
its credo of Think Globally and Act Locally by liaising with other like-minded
organisations worldwide. CAMGEW therefore resolves to function according
to its core values of honesty, engagement and dedication in total respect
of its constitution.
CAMGEW has the following vision, mission
Enhance gender balance and promote creative, adoptive and innovative
approaches for sustainable development.
Fight poverty; promote sound environmental management, gender balance
and economic sustainable development.
1. Promote cultural conservation practices which are sustainable;
2. Promote gender balance and women empowerment and emancipation from
3. Promote affordable, reliable and accessible modern energy technology
which is sustainable, efficient, effective and possibly renewable to
be at the reach of women to reduce their sufferings;
4. Promote the participation of women in decision making processes and
enhance accountability and transparency in the society in all domains;
5. Promote the availability of food, potable water, shelter and education
for women, their children and families;
6. Provide and seek for sources of livelihood for women and their children;
7. Conduct research, training and advocacy on identified environment
and gender problems.
8. Encourage agricultural, economic, cultural and social diversification.
CAMGEW operates nationwide. To achieve
these objectives, it works in partnership with all stakeholders to share
skills, knowledge and experience for sustainable development that will
help to make the world a better place.