info@lacsodec.org

WHO WE ARE

The LUKMEF Africa Civil Society Development Centre (LACSODEC) is a Civil Society Organization (CSO) service providing agency facilitating knowledge acquisition, dialogue among and between CSOs and their networks, mutualization of resources, information sharing and promotion of fair access to resources by CSOs of all categories (levels) using the principle of need, equality and equity with the population as final beneficiaries in mind.

LACSODEC was founded in {year} by Tanyi Christian under the LUKMEF vision for Sustainable Development and Empowerment of communities and other local civil society actors to improve on service delivery. LACSODEC is located in NGO Street, Molyko – Buea, in the SW Region of Cameroon with registration number {insert here}.

Our vision

To build a dependable and impactful Civil Society in Africa

Our Mission

Mission is to strengthen the institutional and operational capacity of CSOs, improve their operating environment in order to amplify their voices, and improve performance in addressing diverse issues of human development at local, national and regional level in West Africa and the Lake Chad Basin Countries using a rights-based approach.

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Members

125+

CSO registered

4

Events organized

3+

Trainings carried out

WHY WE EXIST

  • The 1990 law on Associations and the 1999 Law on NGOs are the two fundamental legal instruments used by the civil society in Cameroon.

  • Within the framework of these two laws, over 55,602 organizations are registered in the books of the ministry of territorial administration at sub divisional (DO) and divisional levels (SDO) in Cameroon (Ref CSOSI-2019 by USAID).

  • According to the National Governance Program, approximately 500,000 grassroots community organizations, private associations, common initiative groups, development committees, and economic interest groups, were thought to exist in 2019.

We facilitate knowledge acquisition, dialogue among and between CSOs and their networks, mutualization of resources, information sharing and promotion of fair access to resources by CSOs of all categories (levels) using the principle of need, equality and equity with the population as final beneficiaries in mind.'

Our team

Tanyi Christian Esselekwe

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Akwese Nkatnbi

General Manager/Partnership & Collaboration

Bate Godwill Bate

Human Resource Manager

Ngwathe Modest

Finance administrator

Chita Brine Chita

IT Manager

Kole Eugene

Logistics officer

Walter Keletchi N

Programs Focal Point