Foundation for Environment and Development (FEDEV)
TCI welcomes Foundation for Environment and Development (FEDEV) as this quarter’s Featured Grantee Partner.  Based in Cameroon, FEDEV is an NGO that promotes sustainable development, environmental protection, sound natural resource management, good governance, and respect for human rights via the instrumentality of laws and policies locally, nationally, and internationally.

In partnership with Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide (ELAW) and in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment, Nature Protection and Sustainable Development as well as the Ministry of Communication, FEDEV successfully organized a national workshop on environmental journalism in Cameroon in late July.  The event was facilitated by experienced national and international experts who shared their wealth of knowledge and experience in environmental journalism with the participants via face-to-face and virtual presentations.

One of the historic outcomes of the workshop was the creation of the Cameroon Network for Environmental Journalism (CNEJ).  It is designed to enhance quality practice in environmental journalism, joint lobbying and action, and sustainability.  In early September FEDEV and partners, in collaboration with Cameroon Bar Association, successfully trained some 50 lawyers on environmental law and litigation.  FEDEV is actively engaged in public interest and environmental litigation.