WWF Cameroun recherche un facilitateur pour un atelier
Terms of Reference for the Recruitment of a Consultant to facilitate a workshop on the Effectiveness
of Cameroon’s Environmental Assessment System
Context and Justification
Cameroon like most African countries is committed to achieving unprecedented economic development.
This development trajectory is well articulated in both the Government’s 2035 Development Vision as
well as its economic blueprint document – the Growth and Employment Strategy Paper (GESP).
Achieving these laudable goals require infrastructure development as well as modernizing the current
production mechanism. While successful economic development like that planned by Cameroon
depends on the use of natural resources, it is important that such development does not have far-
reaching adverse impacts on the environment. Environmental Assessment, considered as one of the
more successful policy innovations of the 20th Century, is a key tool to achieve this objective.
Even as the Government has been making efforts to ensure the promotion of environmental
assessments, the general impression is that EIAs have become a mere box ticking exercise. Some
notable challenges within the Cameroon EIA system include the issue of ensuring effective participation
of local communities in the EIA process. Also, within the context of Cameroon’s development vision,
because of political reasons, certain strategic projects may be fast-tracked, not allowing for a
sufficiently comprehensive EIA process. This is where the integrated development planning approach
becomes important and it could be aligned with EA tools like the Strategic Environmental Assessment.
WWF Cameroon Country Programme Office in partnership with the Ministry of Environment, Nature
Protection and Sustainable Development (MINEPDED) is organizing a three-day workshop to evaluate
the effectiveness of Cameroon’s EA system as an appropriate mechanism to safeguard the protection of
the environment, biodiversity and human well-being within the context of Cameroon’s economic
development strategy 2035.
The main workshop expected results are:
x Participants have gained a general understanding of the different EA tools like the SEA, EA and
EIN and how these tools apply to projects, plans and policies
x Participants share their views on the feasibility and applicability of EA tools and processes for
veritable decision-making in the evaluation of project and program impacts in Cameroon
x Potential shortcomings(e.g. with regard to administrative processes, policy gaps, effective
participatory approaches and applicability of technical tools) in addressing environmental and
social impacts and opportunities to strengthen the current EA system are identified and keyrecommendations formulated to be submitted to the relevant ministries to overcome the
x Participants make relevant proposals to improve the level and effectiveness of the
involvement/participation of other stakeholders like CSOs and local communities in the EA
Scope of Work:
WWF is currently seeking the services of a consultant with expertise in workshop facilitation
and a good knowledge on the ESIA and ESMP process in Cameroon.
1. The Consultant(s) will be responsible to advise the workshop organizers on the
2. Design an appropriate process of the workshop leading to the desired results
3. Facilitate a process steering the group of stakeholders to make valuable contributions
during the workshop to stimulate informed exchanges
4. Produce a workshop report with the main contributions and recommendations.
All interested applicants shall submit the following:
x Technical offer indicating the applicant’s expertise and experience in the design,
dissemination of training modules as well as what appropriate pedagogical approach
x A financial offer indicating the expertise fees
x CVs of all experts to be used during the training
x Any references for similar previous assignments
The workshop will be held on 17th to 19th of June 2015 in Ebolowa.
2 weeks from the publication date.