Cameroon

Cameroon


Key Leader

Motsebo Nina Tatiane

Contact

onestensemblecameroun@gmail.com

Campaigns:

Chapters

  • Douala

Latest News from ACORN Cameroon

  • Building the We Are Together Association (#OnEstEnsemble) to Grasp Victories!
    The OnEstEnsemble association was organized on December 18, 2021, its large citizen assembly of the inhabitants of the neighborhoods where it is located. 50 people from neighborhood associations, local committees: active leaders, supporters, association leaders, neighborhood leaders, and block leaders were represented. The purpose of this assembly was to share with the participant’s information on […]
  • MEETING BETWEEN THE MAYOR OF DOUALA 5 AND THE INHABITANTS OF POPULAR DISTRICTS
    𝗖𝗢𝗡𝗖𝗘𝗥𝗧𝗔𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡 𝗖𝗜𝗧𝗢𝗬𝗘𝗡𝗡𝗘 𝗣𝗢𝗨𝗥 𝗔𝗠𝗘𝗟𝗜𝗢𝗥𝗘𝗥 𝗟’𝗔𝗖𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡 𝗣𝗨𝗕𝗟𝗤𝗜𝗨𝗘 𝗗𝗔𝗡𝗦 𝗟𝗘𝗦 𝗤𝗨𝗔𝗥𝗧𝗜𝗘𝗥𝗦]: CHAT BETWEEN THE MAYOR OF DOUALA 5 AND THE INHABITANTS OF POPULAR DISTRICTS Last Wednesday, November 23, 2021 at 2 p.m., in the Bepanda Yonyong district, the citizen dialogue between the Mayor of the district municipality of Douala 5 and its inhabitants was held.The purpose of […]
  • FLASHMOB TO DECLARE THE LACK OF WATER IN PRECARIOUS DISTRICTS
    In Douala, the absence of water in the neighborhoods irritated the inhabitants who decided to block the main entrance to the Camwater general management (public water distribution company), through a flashmob, choreography to denounce the absence communication from the Director of the company. Tuesday morning November 23, 2021 at 9 am, twenty men and women […]
  • ACORN Cameroon Water rights campaign: neighborhood organizing meetings
    ACORN Cameroon organized meetings between members from the neighborhoods and representatives of the Douala 5 city hall, to try to open up a dialog with the corporate decision-makers, who refuse negotiation. Discussion in small groups to define priority issues and seek accountability from the city hall
  • OnEstEnsemble Flash Mob in Cameroon
    Today in front of Camwater company: 1000 Households were represented in the demand for a network-wide extension on their water services. On Est Ensemble, a Cameroon ACORN affiliate organized a flash mob at the local company office and through the community Regional management agreed to go straight in the neighborhoods with the members to assess […]

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Following the holding of a forum on community organizing in Douala in September 2016, bringing together organizers from around ten countries, a group of Cameroonian citizens decided to launch an organization on the same model in Cameroon. In March 2017, a team of organizers started door-to-door in the different districts of Bepanda, in Douala, meeting hundreds of residents and laying the foundations for the OnEstEnsemble association. Drawing on their experience of organizing local communities around agro-industries, in defense of their social, economic and environmental rights, the most experienced organizers were able to form a team of permanent staff, to build this citizens’ union.

Door by door, neighborhood by neighborhood, the team mobilized nearly 2,000 citizens and 300 people joined the association in the first year. Benefiting from the experience of organizers belonging to the ACORN International network around the world, neighborhood committees were elected by citizens’ assemblies deciding the priority concerns of the community to be targeted. The first campaigns were thus launched, quickly allowing victories against the injustices experienced by the inhabitants of these working-class neighborhoods: resumption of suspended public works allowing the development of alleys and the canalization of water, change of dangerous electric poles threatening to fall, connection of households in Défosso to water following a broken pipe, increase in the frequency of trash trucks passing through neglected areas, etc.


From the following year, the members of the national office, coming from the different organized districts, were elected by the Interquartier Council representing all the district committees. Democracy and transparency within the organization are pillars guaranteeing its sustainability and the involvement of its members.


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