BSLA Country Project: Cameroon

Participants from ABADCAM and key stakeholders meet with the Deputy Secretary General at the National Assembly, Yaoundé

Participants from ABADCAM and key stakeholders meet with the Deputy Secretary General at the National Assembly, Yaoundé

Association Profile

The Cameroon Association of Libriarians, Archivists, Documentalists and Museum Curators (ABADCAM) was created in 1973 and was dormant for many years. A new group of more active professionals aims to revive the association to help it achieve its role in society.  

Project Goals

  • BSLA will help ABADCAM to become more active after many years of being dormant, and serve as an example to other Francophone countries in Africa and Central Africa. They aim to provide new opportunities for involvement for members, create a vision and strategy for a more transparent association.
    The association aims to be more visible and to partner with the Ministry of Culture to have a say in how libraries are developed.
  • They also aim to begin to change the mindset of librarians in Cameroon to begin to increase the level of professional skill and thinking, by providing professional development activities.

Meeting with Minister of Culture

Meeting with Minister of Culture

Project Team

  • Alim Garga, In Country Facilitator
  • Jérôme Ndjock, President ABADCAM
  • Rosemary Shafack, ABADCAM
  • Jacinta Were, Trainer
  • Fiona Bradley, IFLA ALP Programme Coordinator

IFLA and ABADCAM meet with the Minister of Culture to discuss the importance of libraries and library associations to Cameroon's development, July 2010

Cameroon, Building Strong Library Associations, BSLA, ALP (Action for Development through Libraries Programme), Africa

Last update: 15 December 2016