Following the invitation of the Minister of Environment, Nature Protection and Sustainable Development (MINEPDED), a technical coordination meeting was held on the 03rd May 2019at the conference hall of Afrik Hotel located in Douala. The meeting was chaired by the project Director (president) accompanied by the project National Coordinator PINESMAP-BPCE, Focal point for GEF, Focal point for Mangroves and a host of members of the technical working group in the presence of partners NGOs (ERuDeF, CHEDE Cooperatives, CWCS, OPED, FIDEPE and Cam – Eco)
The president in his opening address welcomed all those present. The project director also termed the meeting as an extra ordinary session for project partners – technical partners, Project Management Unit (PMU), Technical Working Group (TWG) and the project administration, to investigate issues facing the project after year one and derive solutions in order to achieve the project’s objectives. The aim of the agenda was to address challenges faced and examine the way forward. He reiterated that the meeting was a technical one to examine issues in order to progress with the project. The following thematic areas were addressed in each partner NGO’s presentation: Activities Planned, Activities Realized, Completion Rate, Principal Results, Challenges, Lessons Learned and planned activities for 2019.
The meeting rounded up on a positive note- partner NGOs promised to push forth their activities to overcome the challenges identified in order to achieve the objectives of the project.