Launch of the HER voice fund in YaoundÃ©
The launching of the HER voice fund in Cameroon is one of the major activities bringing together the different stakeholders and line ministries engaged in the global fund processes in Cameroon. This was a meeting to bring together the different actors of the HER Voice fund in Cameroon. These included the voice Ambassador, the HER Voice Country Lead, and the 06 grantees, beneficiaries of the 2020 HER voice Fund in Cameroon.
The launching event held at the CBC resource centre at Mvan in Yaounde bringing together top personality of the Country Coordinating Mechanism, (CCM) represented by the vice president Mme Bolima Nancy, the technical secretariat of the Global Fund in the Ministry of Health, Mr Kombo Thomas, which is the primary recipient of the Global fund project in alongside with and CAMNAFAW as well as some secondary recipients like Plan Cameroon and Press_Jeune Development. One of the board members of Y+ Global Dr. Enow Agbor was also present and co -facilitated the launching event. Other stakeholders like the ministry of women empowerment and the family (MINPROFF) an eBase were also in attendance. It worth noting all of these organization are working for and with Adolescent Girl and Young Women (AGYW).
The launch was moderated by Mme Awenjang Patience a Gender and Governane Consultant. She has a good grasp of the national policies of SRHR and so articulated the discussions in a very smooth manner.
The first presentation came from the country lead, Mme Clotilda Andiensa who welcomed all the participants and was glad to notice that concerns of AGYW voices in their choices of health response were very important. She went ahead to give the objectives of the meeting which were to present the HVF grantees and their activities to the stakeholders engaged in the global fund and to provide an avenue where grantee s can show case their work and open up for greater collaboration and cooperation.
The workshop ended with a press interview granted by Mr. Thomas Kombo of the Global Fund at the Ministry of Public Health and the Country Lead, Mrs. Waah Clotilda.