The Centre pour l’Environnement et le Development Cameroun (CEDCAM) / FoE Cameroon was founded as an association in 1995 and joined Friends of the Earth International in 1999. Over the past thirteen years, CEDCAM has championed the philosophy of fighting against poverty, while at the same time protecting the environment. CEDCAM’s campaigns and analysis take into account the interdependence of environmental and social problems and why the protection of natural resources is crucial as they impact the lives and livelihoods of peoples.
CEDCAM has focused on the transformation of societies through the promotion of local sustainability projects, capacity-building with communities and indigenous groups, the promotion of organic farming, and the protection of community forestry. CEDCAM is also a key player in fighting and publicizing the social and environmental impacts of the Chad-Cameroon pipeline project.