PWYP-Cameroon was launched in August 2005 by ten organisations and has recently grown to include new members from different parts of the country.
Much of the coalition’s work is focused on implementing the EITI. The coalition is working to make the EITI more accessible to local communities, a key objective in terms of supporting Cameroon’s effective implementation of the initiative, but also a crucial step in ensuring that transparency translates into accountability. The coalition is pursuing this objective by changing the format of EITI reports to make them more accessible and organising events to encourage support for the initiative and increase community awareness. In 2012 and 2013, the coalition carried out surveys and evaluations to assess how informed citizens were of the initiative.
PWYP-Cameroon also works with journalists to increase their understanding of extractive issues, so that they can report on them accurately and more frequently.
Moreover, the coalition has been raising awareness among Cameroon’s youth of the importance of good governance in the extractive industries, and working for a mining code that supports transparency in the sector, and, finally, monitoring subnational payments.