In preparation for the symposium on "Roles and impacts of think tanks in the era of emerging policies in Africa" announced in the coming days in Yaoundé, the International Center for Research and Documentation on African Traditions and Languages (Cerdotola) presented to the press the Cameroon Think Tank Netwok (CTTN) on Dec 8.
"The CTTN is a platform that, as a priority, brings together foundations, NGOs, associations and firms with the main mission of strategic thinking. We are going to function as a lobbying firm for decision-makers and managers," explains CTTN President, François Hervé Moudourou.
In short, CTTN will help Cameroon towards its emergence by bringing together producers of ideas to be made available to decision-makers through specialized publications.
This is a way to contribute to "building the power of Cameroon in Africa today, with other African states, as well as other intelligences of the world, the black world, the pan-African world," said Charles Binam Bikoi, the Executive Secretary of Cerdotola.
However, he warns that "all this can only be done validly if Africans join CTTN and find the value and African roots to make it a source and a resource to be made available to new generations.”