MDDT Peace Building & Combating Violence Extremism
To Mobilize youths to advocate for dialogue, ceasefire, and a peaceful resolution of the Anglophone crisis.
The ongoing Anglophone crisis in Cameroon has resulted in the death of thousands of civilians and security forces, displaced hundreds of thousands of civilians and ended dialogue between Anglophone representatives and government authorities. Fake and misleading media narratives and propaganda have carried both sides to become increasingly extreme in their positions and have left. Few people remaining in the middle to advocate for a sensible, compromise solution. Many Anglophone youths have become radicalized and inspired to fight the government forces due to these fake stories.
MDDT within the past two years has been actively engaged in promoting youth advocacy and mobilizing Cameroonian youths to reject radicalization and call for dialogue, ceasefire and a peaceful resolution of the Anglophone crisis.
ONGOING PROJECT ACTIVITIES since 2019
- Creation of 16 peace advocacy clubs in functional schools and churches in the North West/South West Regions.
- Registration of youths in MDDT mass messaging system.
- Creation of a social media platform where youth discuss the challenges and potential solutions to the Anglophone crisis.
- Organize youth marches or caravan to advocate for dialogue, ceasefire and nonviolence.
- Creation of civic advocacy clubs in 8 chiefdoms across North West/South West Regions.
- Promotable discussions with key stakeholders to propose possible solutions to the Anglophone crisis.
Youths in Secondary Schools, Higher Institutions of Learning and Universities.
- Produced a phone application and data base sensitizing over 26,000 youths
- Created 8 functional civic clubs in functional schools and 8 civic hubs in villages and chiefdoms to mobilize youth advocacy on a ceasefire and a reduction of youth radicalization.
- Created a social media interactive audience of over 500,000 youths through a hashtag campaign #LetDialogueLead.
- Engaged 30 CSO activist, Members of Parliament and Government Officials in the advocacy for a ceasefire and a call for an inclusive dialogue.