Why was RUWDEC created?

Our country is endowed with many undeveloped or poorly managed potentials. There is a need to develop these potentials for the betterment of our communities. Furthermore, we are faced with socio-economic and environmental problems, as well as ignorance, unemployment, poverty, and poorly managed natural resources. These issues are particularly relevant for women, youths, the handicapped, orphans and vulnerable children.

Recognizing the need to participate actively in globalization and development, a group of individuals aimed at finding solutions to these developmental problems found it appropriate to initiate a programme intended for this fight. In this light, Rural Women Development Center (RUWDEC) was formed by a group of 7 women.

RUWDEC was created in 1996 and registered in 2000 by the Administration.


  • La Dynamic Citoyenne SWR
  • Cameroon Alliance for Voluntary Organisation (CAVOD)
  • South West NGO Network (SWECSON)
  • Reach Out PASOC South West Relay Consortium
  • AWID (Association of Women in Development)
  • ACWW-London
  • Conserve Africa Network (CA)
  • Réseau National des Habitants du Cameroon
  • Human Right Education Association (HREA) (RNHC)
  • FAHAMU network for social justice