Consultation with key government ministries on the implementation of the ATT by the Republic of Cameroon

Activity description

On 18 November 2021, the Cameroon Youths and Students Forum for Peace (CAMYOSFOP) in partnership with the Ministry of External Relations (MINREX) of Cameroon and with funding from Control Arms, organized a consultation on the state of the implementation of the ATT as well as challenges and perspectives in the run-up to CSP8 in Cameroon. The meeting was aimed at brainstorming on the implementation process of the ATT and Cameroon’s participation in CSP8. The one-day consultation took place in MINREX and brought together 15 key Ministries and institutions and 5 civil society organizations.

During the event, participants acknowledged that more steps need to be taken to address the issue of diversion which is a direct consequence of the numerous conflicts plaguing Cameroon. Further, participants identified key priorities to fast track the implementation of the ATT and other related arms control processes, i.e. the creation of a National Commission on SALW (NatCom) and the adoption a National Action Plan (NAP) on SALW. These mechanisms are expected to facilitate coordination as well as monitoring and evaluation of the effective implementation of the ATT by the state of Cameroon. Concerning the CSP8, participants agreed on the need to hold inclusive consultations prior to CSP8 and involve civil society organizations in the government delegation to CSP8. It was also recommended that Cameroon should organize a side event during CSP8 to share experiences on the implementation of the ATT in Cameroon.


Project description

The project was part of the Control Arms small grants program which focuses on arms control obligations as well as on coordinating civil society actions on the universalization and implementation of the ATT.

Type of Activity
Institutional capacity-building
Legal or legislative assistance
Sensitization and outreach
Focus of Activity
Border controls
Brokering controls
Control list
Gender based violence (GBV)
Import controls
International instruments
Inventory and stockpile management
National action plan (NAP)
Regional cooperation
Regional instruments
Reporting on arms transfers
Risk assessments
Small arms and light weapons (SALW) controls
Transfer controls
Transit and trans-shipment controls
Cameroon Youths and Students Forum for Peace (CAMYOSFOP)
Contact Details
Contact Person
NGLIM Eugine Nyuydine, Executive Director, CAMYOSFOP;+237677329361;