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CONCEPT NOTE

ALL NDIAN CONFERENCE.

RATIONALE

Since 2016 the North West and South West Regions of Cameroon have witnessed social and political upheavals that have brought serious hardships to the population of the Regions.

According to the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED), the  Crisis has left 3,910 fatalities while there are over 573 900 internally displaced persons in the two regions (OCHA, November 2021). They are over 700,000 children and adolescents out of school (OCHA, 2021) at risk of association with armed groups, all sorts of exploitation  presenting high susceptibility to radicalization and other social vices.

NDIAN DIVISION is one of the divisions in the South West Region that has suffered some of the most damaging impact of the crisis. The high internal displacement, kidnapping and stress on already limited resources has caused social tensions and seriously disrupted the normal flow of everyday life.

 Persistent acts of violence are causing severe physical, psychological and socio-economic damage to the population, especially women and youths.

Disheartening events such as children not attending school for over five years has left  the population wondering what the future holds.

For these reasons, the FATHER OF NDIAN DIVISION, HIS EXCELLENCY.CHIEF.DR.JOSEPH DION NGUTE, Prime Minister and Head of Government ,Elevated Chief In Ndian Division  ,ever mindful of the welfare of his people  in Ndian Division decided to approve the Holding of the ALL NDIAN CONFERENCE as a way of seeking lasting solutions to the  challenges facing the DIVISION.

GOAL OF THE CONFERENCE:

To galvanize the sons and daughters of all the clans of  Ndian Division to work together for the return of  peace in order to usher in a new era of prosperity and development.

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES

 The Objectives Of the Conference are:

  1. TO ADDRESS ISSUES FACING NDIAN AND RESTORE PEACE TO THE ENTIRE DIVISION
  2. TO RESTART CONSTRUCTION WORK ON THE KUMBA – EKONDO TITI ROAD
  3. TO RESTORE AND RESTART THE OPERATIONS OF PAMOL,CDC AND OTHER AGRICULTURAL CONCERNS IN NDIAN DIVISION.
  4. TO REVIVE EXISTING OPPORTUNITIES AND CREATE NEW ONES FOR THE YOUTHS WITHIN A PEACEFUL AND PROSPEROUS NDIAN DIVISION.

 

Seeing that Peace is a Pre-requisite for any development efforts, the ALL NDIAN CONFERENCE will also allow Youths who are the Future of the Nation to Find Lasting Solutions because they have firmly Rejected Violence as perpetrated by Armed Groups in the division.

The Youths of Ndian Division are anxious to see the full realization of the Presidential    Reconstruction Program,

The Implementation of Youth Empowerment Programs and the TOTAL AND COMPLETE RESTORATION OF PEACE TO NDIAN DIVISION.                       

METHODOLOGY.

  1. Preparatory Meeting.
  • A preliminary consultation and preparatory meeting held in Limbe in the month of January 2022 brought together 90 key stakeholders including traditional rulers, senior elites, civil society leaders, private sector leaders, entrepreneurs, youth and women leaders, local council authorities and religious leaders representing all the 9 subdivisions of  Ndian Division.  These key stakeholders  discussed the way forward and set the Agenda that would guide the holding of the ALL NDIAN CONFERENCE – APRIL 2022
  • HIS EXCELLENCY THE PRIME MINISTER AND HEAD OF GOVERNMENT, has held a range of consultations at his Lake Side Residence. This involved Chiefs and Elites from All Tribes that make up NDIAN DIVISION. The main topic on the Agenda was how to improve the security situation , so that DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS COULD FLOW INTO NDIAN DIVISION. A series of measures were proposed,the application of which are still in process. These meetings held in the month of March and early April 2022.
  • ALL SONS AND DAUGTHERS OF NDIAN DIVISION gather in Mundemba on April 22 – 23 to have a sincere and honest discussion among them, and as a family seek lasting solutions to the deteriorating security situation that has severely limited the level of development in Ndian Division as well as caused unimaginable hardships to the population.
  • HIS EXCELLENCY THE PRIME MINISTER AND HEAD OF GOVERNMENT has charged the Resolutions Committee to carefully record all the resolutions and decisions taken at the Conference, Resolutions and Decisions whose implementation shall be monitored by a Special Unit Created by HIS EXCELLENCY THE PRIME MINISTER AND HEAD OF GOVERNMENT.

WELCOME TO THE ALL NDIAN CONFERENCE.MUNDEMBA, APRIL 22 – 23 2022