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TRANSFORMING MINDSETS FOR YOUTH ENGAGEMENT IN CRISIS PREVENTION AND INCLUSIVE PEACEBUILDING IN THE NORTH WEST REGION OF CAMEROON- PHASE II

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The project "Transforming Mindsets for Youth Engagement in Crisis Prevention in Menchum Division of the North West Region of Cameroon - Phase II" is a continuation and expansion of a previous one-year contract with OSIWA. The project aims to transform mindsets for youth engagement in crisis prevention in the Menchum Division of the North West Region of Cameroon. This new phase builds on the successes of the previous project and seeks to enhance the capacity of young civil society leaders to act as agents of change and promote peace, dialogue, and social cohesion in their local communities.

The project focuses on catalytic training of young civil society leaders. They are trained on various topics related to peace and identity. The training enables them to become effective advocates for peace and agents of change within their communities. The project also promotes youth CSO engagement and meaningful participation in local peacebuilding efforts, encourage intergenerational leadership engagement and youth advocacy, improves access to education, and promotes community healing and resilience.

Moreover, the project aims to prevent youth re-radicalization and promote peace and stability in the Mechum Division and ultimately across Cameroon. To achieve this, the project works closely with traditional, religious, and administrative leaders in the seven identified communities. This ensures that the project is responsive to the needs of the community and is effective in achieving its objectives.

Overall, the project is a promising approach to promoting peace and addressing identity-related issues in the conflict communities of Cameroon. By building the capacity of young civil society leaders to lead and sustain community youth programs, the project aims to create a sustainable model for promoting peace and addressing identity-related issues within the community.

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