TRAINING OF HUMANITARIAN ACTORS ON CIVIL REGISTRATION IN NORTH WEST REGION, CAMEROON
JPC Bamenda, represented by Fajong Azineh, the Human Rights Officer, took part in a ‘Training of Humanitarian Actors in Civil Registration and Legal Framework in Cameroon’. The workshop, organized by the National Civil Status Registration Office (BUNEC) and the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) took place at the Immaculate Conception Centre, Bamenda, on February 16 and 17, 2023, with over 30 participants. The workshop had as aim to enhance the capacity of humanitarian actors on legal framework and civil documentation in North West Region.
Participants were educated on the importance of civil status acts, legal framework of civil status, the need for collaboration between actors, declaration and registration of civil status events, judgements relating to civil status events, methods and techniques of sensitization on civil status registration and procedures for rectification and reconstruction of civil status acts. Participants also took a moment to share some challenges they face as humanitarian actors in establishing civil documentation for vulnerable persons.
CSOs working on the reestablishment of civil documentation for vulnerable persons were advised to always collaborate with BUNEC in order to ease the process. It was also recommended that the procedures, facilities and registration centers should be made inclusive so that the services can be accessed by all.