By Nfor Nkfu
The Center for Advocacy in Gender Equality and Action for Development (CAGEAD) has been awarded as Cameroon's leading non-governmental organization in the promotion of peace in the North West and South West regions of the country.
The award was handed over to CAGEAD's Executive Director Clotilda Andiensa on Saturday 25 February 2023 in Foumbot Noun Division of the West Region of Cameroon during an event organised by the Watchdog Tribune Group.
"We are happy to have been recognized as a leading NGO in the promotion of peace in the Northwest and Southwest regions of Cameroon through the National press award of Excellence for champions of peace 2022. By this award we are encouraged and motivated to keep on. We dedicate this award to all women peace builders in the NW/SW regions and especially to our community peace ambassadors and the CAGEAD Staff." Clotilda Andiensa wrote on her Facebook page sharing same on her institution's account.
The Bamenda based organization has been working through different projects on the development of constructive personal, group, and grassroot relationships across the different stakeholders involved in the ongoing armed conflict in NorthWest and South West regions.
Through their Peace Ambassadors initiatives, efforts by CAGEAD have been tailored towards resolving conflicts in nonviolent ways and transforming structural conditions that generate deadly conflict.
Talking to www.hilltopvoices.com, Clotilda Andiensa indicated that her peacebuilding projects seek to address the underlying causes of conflict, helping people to resolve their differences peacefully and lay the foundations to prevent future violence.
Laureates at the award event
CAGEAD received the award alongside several other peacebuilders drawn from the North West, South West and West regions of Cameroon.