Welcome to 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 directly with space issues. There are no universities in Cameroon offering astrophysics, astronautics or aeronautics at the local level, we note the presence of ASECNA at the regional level and the civic aviation agency which promote these issues; the government has no ministry devoted to science of this type up to date. Cameroon has no history of being part of any organization dealing with space; the exception could be the recent UN-Spider membership initiative. 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.
There appears to have 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.
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.