According to the World Bank, poverty has remained almost unchanged between 2007 and 2014, with 37.5% of the population of Cameroon living beneath the poverty line. Economic disparities between rural and urban areas have also grown considerably. Progress on poverty and equality is undermined by Boko Haram-related insecurity issues, and ongoing crisis in the two Anglophone regions of Cameroon. Poverty exacerbates issues such as gender discrimination in Cameroon, where poor parents prefer to prioritize male children over female in most domains.
UNITExCameroon is a 48-hour, virtual ‘hackathon’ style event aimed at uniting young Cameroonians to work together in teams to ideate, formulate, and develop new, innovative, community-based solutions to poverty, hunger, and quality education, with the mission of reducing inequality within the country, thereby promoting unity.
Young leaders are selected to attend the Summit via a competitive selection processes, based on proven leadership ability/potential, passion, dedication, and impact. Building a strong and passionate community is UNITExCameroon’s first priority, and the UNITExCameroon team selects its participants based on merit, innovation, and passion for making Cameroon a better place.
Please note: to be eligible to attend UNITExCameroon, you must be a citizen of Cameroon and between ages 18-30 to attend the Summit.
UNITExCameroon is an independently organized UNITE Summit, meaning that it is hosted by Global Ambassadors from the local communities, and licensed and supported by The International Development House.