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Integrated Youth Empowerment Center (IYEC)
Carr street Newtown Beside Ecowest first floor Carr building
LIMBE PO Box 957
Phone: (00237) 677914091/ 675866283

IYEC Cameroon is an organization in Cameroon with its headquarters in Limbe. This organization has an 11 years experience in developmental projects, peace-building and human right programs. IYEC was founded in November 2003 and was authorized by the Government of Cameroon in December 2009 with registration No SCN/GP/038/09/6573. IYEC has been granted United Nations accreditation (special consultative status with ECOSOC). IYEC stems from the vision of the founder and executive Director Tabemonso Elsie Bessem and has been shaped overtime with invaluable insights and efforts from Human right expert, Conflict and peace building expert, Gender expert, logistics manager, operation managers, community relay agents, project managers, agronomist and experts in many other fields from all over the world. Over the past 11 years, IYEC cameroon has provided assistance in peace-building, human rights promotion and protection, community development, healthcare, hygiene and sanitation, gender empowerment and wealth creation. We look forward to leveraging our experience and networks to create much more relevant and impactful change in our communities. Integrated Youth Empowerment Center (IYEC Cameroon) collaborates with Cameroon National Youth Council (CNYC) south west region, to mobilize youth, fight against unemployment, create awareness on job opportunities, promote healthcare, train youth on peace-building, human rights promotion and protection, youth civic engagement and good governance. These are done in partnership with the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Civic Education. Worthy of note is the fact that the Executive Director of IYEC is the Secretary General of CNYC in Fako division. IYEC is also a member of the Cameroon network of human rights organizations (CNHRO-RECOH) and National Engagement Strategy on Land Governance (NES). IYEC is guided by its core values, which account for its unique success such as reliability, responsiveness, accountability, competence, transparency, peace and security.

Partners of IYEC Cameroon are US Embassy Cameroon, British high commision Cameroon, South west regional fund for health promotion, National commission on human rights and freedom, African Development Association (ADA), Association of collective peace in Sri lanka, Global forum for the defence of human rights, Association for the protection of women and children rights.

Mr Mohanry Mariyatas is IYEC Cameroon Main representative to the UN Office Geneva where he carries out actions in relation to UN mechanisms with three other additional representatives in the different meeting sessions.


Integrated Youth Empowerment Center

Poverty alliviation for sustainable livelihood

02. zero hunger

End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

03. good health and well-being

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

05. gender equality

Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

06. clean water and sanitation

Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

08. decent work and economic growth

Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

10. reduced inequalities

Reduce inequality within and among countries

11. sustainable cities and communities

Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

12. sustainable consumption and production

Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

13. climate action

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

14. life below water

Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

16. peace and justice

Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels

17. partnerships for the goals

Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development