Head of State: President Paul Biya
Joined the Commonwealth: 1995
Capital City (location of Parliament): Yaounde
Unicameral/Bicameral: Bicameral - National Assembly (180), Senate (100)
CPA UK & Cameroon
CPA UK and Cameroon have had consistently good relations and engagement over a number of years. In 2014, Cameroon hosted the Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference in Yaounde where a delegation of UK parliamentarians participated. Since that time, CPA UK has also welcomed a number of visits by the late Hon. Emilia Monjowa Lifaka MP, Chairperson of the CPA Executive Committee and Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly Cameroon.
Our Recent Programmes
Africa-UK Public Accounts Committee Workshop 2018, Nairobi, 29 August - 1 September 2018
CPA UK organised an Africa- UK Public Accounts Committee workshop in Nairobi between 29 August and 1 September. The workshop aimed to enable Public Accounts Committees to fulfil their remit to scrutinise the value for money of public spending, to hold their governments to account for the delivery of public services, and to strengthen regional collaboration and seek opportunities for coordination. The workshop also provided an opportunity to participants to develop their technical skills and improve capacity through interactive exercises and knowledge and experience sharing. Around 45 delegates participated from 11 African countries.
International Parliamentary Conference on National Security and the Commonwealth Parliamentary Cybersecurity & Cybercrime Project - Westminster and beyond, 2016-2017
As part of CPA UK's annual themed projects, the 2016-17 project was designed to increase parliamentarians’ knowledge of and build capacity on national security and cybersecurity through engaging interactive discussion sessions and networking opportunities with key stakeholders. The programme focused on a range of themes covering legislation, committee scrutiny, budgets, and engagement with civil society, international institutions and the private sector.