Human Rights and Humanitarian Disasters during Armed Conflicts: The Role of International NGOs

Date: July 5th at 3 pm EST

July 1st, 2020-(London | Berlin | Washington D.C) –The Coalition for Dialogue and Negotiation (CDN)‘s Virtual Forum Series continues this Sunday and will address the importance of international actors in dealing with human rights challenges and humanitarian disasters and their implications during armed conflicts. Our Virtual Forum series seeks to provide space for both international actors and Southern Cameroonians to share practical and evidence-based solutions, comparative analysis, and concrete approaches for seeking peace through negotiation, as well as, discussing human rights and humanitarian considerations during negotiations and post negotiation.Date: July 5th at 3 pm EST

Join us this Sunday, July 5th at 3 pm EST, to hear from our distinguished panelists and participate in the discussions. From this webinar, we hope to inform ourselves of key lessons learned from our experienced panelists in order to address the humanitarian crisis and human rights abuses occurring in the Southern Cameroons.

Panelists include:
Adotei Akwei, Deputy Director Advocacy and Government Relations, Amnesty International USA
Rebecca Tinsley, Founder of the NGO Waging Peace and Network for Africa
Prof. Willibroad Dze-Ngwa, Associate Professor in Political History and International Relations, University of Yaoundé

Dr. Gabila Fohtung, Policy Officer at the European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM)

**After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

In conjunction with the Virtual Forum series and other initiatives, the Coalition will continue to call for the international community and local stakeholders to engage forcefully to end the ongoing armed conflict in the Southern Cameroons. The Coalition maintains its push for a negotiated settlement of this conflict under the auspices of credible actors within the international community. The continued fighting in the Southern Cameroons has resulted in more than 12,000 Southern Cameroonian dead or imprisoned along with at least 700 of the Republic of Cameroon’s security forces and administrative personnel dead. Over 300 villages have been razed, displacing more than 900,000 people with over 70,000 seeking refuge in other countries including Nigeria and the United States. An estimated one million children have been unable to attend school for the past three years. Approximately 1.9 million face severe hunger and other humanitarian crises. The attempts by the Republic of Cameroon have failed to quell the armed conflict because they fail to address the root causes. Only in coming together to examine and discuss the complexity of the conflict and the humanitarian disasters created in the wake of this struggle will the world be able to find peace.

We hope you will join us the Sunday, July 5th, but also consider attending the other
parts of our Virtual Forum series:

  • Sunday, July 19, 2020, 3 PM EST on “Resolving Armed Conflicts for Self-Determination in Africa: Key Considerations and Case Comparisons”
  • Friday, July 31, 2020, 3 PM EST on “The Coalition for Dialogue and Negotiation: An Overview from the Coalition Working Groups”

The Coalition endeavors to share current reports information on the armed conflict and the Coalitions efforts on our website: Please consider attending our Virtual Forum series to discuss and learn more about the situation in the Southern Cameroons.

About the Coalition for Dialogue and Negotiations

The Coalition for Dialogue and Negotiation is a U.S. based organization of professionals with ties or origins in the Southern Cameroons. The Coalition believes in the protection of human rights and negotiation as the single most reliable form of engaging warring parties for sustained peace in the Southern Cameroons. The Coalition is engaged in pursuing peace in the Southern Cameroons through evidence-based approaches for lasting peace.

Kindly send all inquiries to Rick Ferreira, Executive Director: