CDES Cameroon field staff meeting with Political and Administrative authorities in the SW Region of Cameroon to assess the level of Good Governance and Accountability in the delivery of public services.
About CDES Cameroon
The Center for Democracy and Electoral Studies, CDES Cameroon, is an independent, nonpolitical,nongovernmental and nonprofit organization founded in 2011, dedicated to promoting and sustaining excellence in the management of democracy and support to electoral processes in Cameroon. The Center aims at contributing towards achieving credibility in the management of electoral processes.
The Center seeks to promote awareness and adherence to democratic principles and obligations . We engage in different and sensitive issues related to the advancement of Human Rights and Democracy via a series of projects, and also foster research in these fields by creating opportunities for Human Rights activists, election practitioners, graduate and undergraduate students to volunteer, intern and study at the center and its partner institutions.
We help local activists, scholars, researchers in providing research facilities and create a culture of respect of democratic principles and values. Our focus is to build sustainable local channels through which the local population, electorates and practitioners can use democracy to improve livelihood and safeguard public offices.
CDES is about creating an enabling environment and motivating people to do their very best all the time and to dedicate themselves to the service of others, ensuring that there is genuine democracy, free, fair, transparent and credible elections.
In order to package and produce democracy, certain prerequisites must exist; the producers must understand the value of democracy; as a vital tool to human development, in a manner that makes them sincerely believe that without democracy their lives have no meaning, are incomplete and valueless.
CDES relies mainly on the BRIDGE curriculum and methodology to achieve its training objectives. Other study materials come from the ACE Electoral Knowledge Network, country specific materials such as the legal and administrative frameworks, materials developed over experiences and lessons learnt; workshops, conferences, seminars, research, etc.
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