Innovation Digest for Cameroon
Impact stories, useful information, country data and more
A government programme is providing training and funds to help farmers process and package local spices and herbs, boosting their incomes and protecting forests.
The 2018 SDG Index and Dashboards report presents a revised and updated assessment of countries’ distance to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
World Bank data on social and economic indicators.
Solar panels installed in rural areas are transforming the way local business and livelihood can be navigated.
Cameroonian inventor Arthur Zang was awarded the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation for his invention, the Cardiopad, a tablet computer that allows health workers to undertake heart examinations and send the results to heart specialists far away. The invention is particularly helpful to rural communities as there are just 50 cardiologists in Cameroon, which has a population of 20 million people.
Young entrepreneurs and tech start-ups are establishing themselves in Buea, a town in south-west Cameroon. Buea is tipped to become the next innovation hub in Africa.
African nations such as Cameroon are finding new ways to deal with fistula, the agonising injury that ruins the lives of millions of girls and women. Mobile phones are playing an increasing role in both fistula diagnosis and repair.
Cameroon’s government collaborates with research institutes within the country to drive forward scientific research and innovations, and also strengthen cooperation with other countries, especially in the areas of education, scientific and technological capacity building and the green economy.