Cameroon Agenda for Sustainable Development (CASD) is a civil society organization that works with policymakers and grassroots communities to enhance national development in ways that are sustainable, accountable and considerate to vulnerable women, adolescent girls and children. Since 2011, CASD has largely focused its activities on maternal, newborn & child health, and adolescent sexual and reproductive health, mindful of the high risk of mortality and morbidity among these populations.
CASD currently implements three grassroots projects: the Paternity Clinic Project, the Capacity Building for Community Health Workers Project, and the Girls’ Choice Ice-cream Project. The Paternity Clinic Project funded by the Global Force for Healing (GFH) aims at improving maternal and newborn survival in Cameroon by engaging expectant fathers in the continuum of care for healthy birthing in Bamenda, Cameroon.
In an effort to advocate for the inclusion of grassroots voices into global development agendas, CASD has influenced the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and was nominated by the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH) to co-convene the Deepened Partnership Strategic Objectives from 2016-2018.
Founder and Director– Numfor Alenwi