ABOUT US

We build a strong Foundation for the future generation.

ABOUT CAMEROON DEVELOPMENT AND EDUCATION FOUNDATION 'CADEF'

Cameroon development and Education Foundation (CADEF) is a community Based development organization missioned to empower and improve the quality of life for underprivileged groups (Youths, women and children) in the domain of health, human right and Good Governance, wealth creation, environmental conservation and protection, education, gender equality, agriculture thus fighting to alleviating poverty in rural communities and promoting development oriented policies through community centered approach and advocacy.

Founded October 2013 with Head Office in New Town Limbe, South West Region,Cameroon. CADEF has 5 years of experience in development projects, and have been Working with national and internatinal partners from diverse group of bilateral and multilateral development agencies, and corporations,providing assistance in peace building, human right promotion and protection, community development, Education, health care; hygiene and sanitation, gender empowerment and wealth creation. CADEF continue to look forward to leveraging it experience and networks to create much more relevant and impactful change for a better community and an improved quality of life especially for the minority groups such as widows, underprivilaged children, women and their families, well as HIV/AIDS infected persons who are all main beneficiaries of CADEF programs.
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OUR VALUES

We believe that for a given society to become aggregate and equal, there should be a mutual integration and cohabitation therein of both the rural and urban masses, the poor and the rich, the physically impaired and handicap; hence a balanced community wherein equal right of men, women, the boy and girl children are guaranteed and protected without bais and injustice.

Deep respect for local context

We value local expertise and knowledge; we are immersed in the social, political, environmental, and economic realities where we work. Our approach is centered on the catalytic role that individuals, communities, and governments play in the development of their societies.

Inclusion of differing views

We believe in the importance of myriad views and perspectives; we encourage inclusive dialogue to help ensure everyone has a seat at the table. Our mission, people, and programs are defined by our commitment to equality, particularly for women, children and other marginalized populations.

Innovative, Agile thinking

We value fresh, original ideas and we are known for our ability to identify and respond rapidly to issues and events affecting the places where we work. Our institutional culture encourages experimentation with new approaches and sharing the results through empirical research, expert analysis, collaboration with other organizations, and outreach.

Trust, accountability, and partnership

We value collaboration and believe that working closely with forward-thinking leaders can improve lives, governance, and policies. Our operations and programs reflect the integrity and dedication of our members.

Longstanding presence and commitment

Since our founding in 2013, we have worked side by side with dedicated individuals and institutions to make history through far-reaching reforms and inclusive development. Our impact is grounded in our ability to combine a long-term, experienced perspective with our strong network and commitment to progress in Local communities in Cameroon.

Partners of CADEF include:

Good Deeds Foundation Isreal, ICENECDE Buea, GivingWay USA,HYSACAM Limbe, Options For Homes Cameroon,National Refinery Cooperation (SONARA), Limbe City Council(LCC), Limbe I Council, Limbe II Council, Limbe III Council, Cameroon National Youth Council (CNYC), Intetergraded Youth Empowerment Center (IYEC),

our mission

To improve the quality of life through a balance between Nature and Technology.

VISION

To Build a Strong Foundation for a better future of our communities.

OUR MOTTO

Empowering The Rural Communities

global objectives

To foster the initiation and implementation of sustainable development action and project in diverse domains.

Our Team

ELVIS N. IKOME

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/FOUNDER

BERTRAND LAH ZOFOA

INT. RELATION OFFICER

BARBARA E. EKEMA

FINANCE $ ACCOUNTING OFFICER

ABWE A. NESTOR

AGRIC. EXTERNSION OFFICER