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A Diplomacy to promote an emerging economy

Une diplomatie au service de l'émergence

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Published on Tuesday, August 09, 2016


Le développement implique un processus de libération et de transformation de l’ensemble des structures notamment mentales, politiques, socio- économiques, culturelles et technologiques. Au Cameroun, le Chef de l’État a proposé à ses concitoyens comme challenge, une vision devant mener le pays vers l’émergence à l’horizon 2035. Ce projet exige la contribution de tous les secteurs et l’implication de toutes les catégories nationales. Au plan sectoriel, la diplomatie, domaine de souveraineté par excellence, ne peut être qu’un pilier majeur de cette conquête.



After obtaining sovereignty as a consequence of independence on 1 January 1960, Cameroon became a state actor in international relations. Concerns at the time largely influenced the development of its foreign policy. The combined effects of political constraints (building of national unity, democratic process) and economic contingencies (domestic market protectionism and a development plan for local industries, failure of five-year plans and other export diversification programs, impact of externalities, structural adjustment programs), led the Government to reconsider its action for a more sustainable and ambitious development. For least or non-industrialized countries, economic development is a challenge that requires liberalization and transformation process of institutional structures, policies, socioeconomic, cultural and technological as well as mindsets. This is the challenge presented by the Head of State to fellow citizens in the Cameroon Vision 2035. The 2035 vision requires the contribution of all sectors and the involvement of all the various components of society. Diplomacy as a major pillar towards this goal should be improved and implemented towards the achievement of an emerging economy. How is Cameroon’s diplomacy mobilizing itself to achieve these goals? How have the normative and institutional structures related to diplomacy functioned since independence? What are the best alternatives given the constraints of political transitions at the international level? In view of the foregoing overarching challenges, this conference aims at bringing together researchers, university lecturers, diplomats, international civil servants and interested members of civil society to discuss and come up with concrete proposals on the best way forward.


  1. Cameroon international relations trajectory since 1960
  2. The Cameroon’s plan to become an emerging economy: economic performance or development?
  3. Regional integration: contribution or hindrance to evolution?
  4. Diplomatic governance in Cameroon: constraints, challenges, advantages and perspectives
  5. Essential pillars for Cameroon's foreign policy
  6. Experiences of the Members of the Cameroonian diplomatic community
  7. Cooperation with developed countries and the BRICS: types of relations to establish in view of an emerging economy
  8. Women in diplomacy: assessment and prospects
  9. Consular policies in an emerging economy
  10. Peace and security related challenges in an emerging economy
  11. Development and human rights: Challenges related to linkages
  12. Attracting foreign direct investment and promoting local industry
  13. Cameroon in international organizations
  14. The role of the Cameroonian diaspora towards an emerging Cameroonian economy
  15. Experiences of emerging countries and countries on the path towards emergence: lessons for Cameroon
  16. Cameroon and the refugees issue

Submission guidelines

You are therefore invited to submit an abstracts of 300 words maximum

by 15th september 2016 (extended deadline).

The authors of accepted abstracts will be notified by 30 September 2016 and final papers should be submitted by 15 November 2016.

Submissions in English and French – the working languages of the seminar – are welcomed.

All submissions should be sent to: credis2015@yahoo.fr

Scientific Committee

  • Laurent Zang, Professeur, Université de Yaoundé II, IRIC
  • Alain Didier Odinga, Docteur, Université de Yaoundé II, IRIC
  • Emmanuel Tchumtchoua, Maître de Conférences, Université de Douala
  • Ibrahim Mouiche, Professeur, Université de Yaoundé II, Soa
  • Jacques Chatue, Professeur, Université de Dschang
  • Georges Kobou, Professeur, Université de Yaoundé II
  • Laurent Boyomo Assala, Professeur, Université de Yaoundé II, ESSTIC
  • Joseph Tonda, Professeur, Université Omar Bongo


  • Institut des Relations Internationales du Cameroun
    Yaoundé, Cameroon


  • Thursday, September 15, 2016


  • diplomatie, développement, industrialisation


    courriel : prbatibo [at] gmail [dot] com

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« A Diplomacy to promote an emerging economy », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Tuesday, August 09, 2016, https://calenda.org/374809

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