National Points of Contact Cameroon
Welcome to the Cameroon’s country page for the Space Generation Advisory Council!
Although Cameroon does not have a major presence in the global space stage, its social and economic development, largely, depends on the use of space applications and services. The number of space-related civil society organisations and commercial enterprises are steadily increasing, and the nation is becoming a hotbed for space activities in the region. Cameroon is one of the world’s developing countries with a long and coherent history- a tradition of centralized statehood. Not only does it not have an agency, but also no infrastructure which deals with space issues. There are no universities in Cameroon offering astrophysics, astronautics or aeronautics, and the government has no ministry devoted to science of this type up to date. There appears to be a young generation of space enthusiasts across Cameroon. If many Cameroonians pursue higher education in space areas, with the support of the government, then Cameroon could have the intellectual resources necessary to initiate and sustain a vibrant space community.
Cameroon has no history of being part of any organization dealing with space. Cameroon lacks the industrial base, the educational base and the political foundation for a process like this to occur in the immediate years. Cameroon operates no satellites and has no space power.
The government of Cameroon in Yaounde has no plans for attempting to further any ambition in space development or research as of late. SGAC offers a good foundation for students and professionals interested in the field to learn from an increasing global community of talented professionals who share a common vision about space. Interested persons could benefit from activities, which bring together experts and young professionals to discuss issues that influence the future of Cameroon in space. As humanity quest to explore and conquer the Moon, stars, and beyond, a new generation of scientist and policy leaders is essential to carry this vision for decades to come, and centuries. Cameroonians, young females and males, can become part of this global vision by getting involved in space activities and laying a foundation for the future through the SGAC network.
Young Space Activities Overview in Cameroon
In the near future, the team of young Cameroonians members of SGAC which has already met is looking forward to sensitizing youths from universities and secondary schools around the country on space and its uses. For this, we intend to approach organisms which are partners of SGAC and those which are concerned with technology in Cameroon. Students and young professionals can meet during Yuri’s Night event and World Space Week to share ideas, learn, and work on projects related to space. Students, their parents, and their teachers usually celebrate World Space Week in cities across the country. The media plays an increasingly positive role during these events by talking about them during their special programs and conducting interviews with event organizers.
For the realization of the various activities to come in Cameroon, we will welcome any support which will bring innovation in the space industry because we believe the youths of Cameroon have a strong potential which has not yet been explored.