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104Ministry of Employment and Vocational TrainingThe Ministry of Employment and Vocational Training (MINEFOP) designs and implements the national policy on employment, training and vocational integration. It multiplies public vocational training centres of excellence in order to train qualified Cameroonians for an emerging economy ...LES ATOUTS ECONOMIQUES DU CAMEROUNThe Cameroonian Government, in its permanent quest for social stability and balanced develop- ment of the national triangle, created in 2004 the Ministry of Employment and Vocational Training (MINEFOP). By Presidential Decree N0 2012/644 on 28 December 2012, it was reor- ganized with as main tasks the development and implementation of Government's policy on employment, vocational training, guidance and integration. The head of department, Mr. Zacharie PEREVET, having perceived the expec- tations of the Head of State and entire Government, decided to make the formation of human capital its leitmotiv.Therefore, MINEFOP has set itself the strategic objective of contributing to an increase in the sup- ply of decent jobs through the development and diversification of the supply and quality of voca- tional training on the national territory in such a way to allow a real regulation of the outgoing flows from the primary, secondary or higher edu- cation. Since 2007, the Rural Arts and Crafts Sections and the Household Sections (SAR/SM) gradually have been established into vocational training centres, three Training Centres of Excellence have been built and equipped with the support of South Korea Republic in Douala, Limbe and Sangmélima. They are already opera- tional. The Institute for Training of Trainers and Programme Development is under construction with the Korea International Cooperation Agency, KOICA. On September 14, 2016, the Minister, accompanied by administrative and tra- ditional authorities of the Moungo Division, laid the foundation stone for the Nkongsamba Trades Vocational Training Centre. Two Sectoral Training Centres will be built in Douala in Logistics / Transport and Edéa in Agro-business, and four Training Centres for non-agricultural Trades in rural areas with the support of the French Development Agency under the C2D In Bandjoun, Maroua, Ebebda and Ndop. Many partnership agree- ments are being negotiated with national and international partners for other centres.Moreover, MINEFOP, with the contribution of ministries and public administrations involved, the National Youth Council of Cameroon, youth associations, workers’ and employers’ organizations, the ILO, has drawn up the 2016-2020 National Plan of Action for Youth Employment (PANEJ). The main objective is to gradually reduce the scale of the current employment crisisby 2020 by creating thousands of decent jobs for young people thanks to guarantee of a good distribution of the fruits of growth, mat- ching of training and employment, improvement of the information system on employment, pro- motion and development of youth entrepreneur- ship and promotion of labour market gover- nance for this specific social band. Thus, the PANEJ 2016-2020 appears as the core refe- rence and convergence for government’s policy and action and its partners as regards the pro- motion of youth employment n

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