Action Lab for Development (ACTLAB) is a non-profit organization registered by the government of Cameroon, partnered with the United Nations as their consultant.
We are an apolitical group involved in entrepreneurship, creative economies, and civil society work.
First founded in 2016, Action Lab for Development was legally authorized in 2018 by the Cameroonian government, recognized with a Special Consultative Status by the United Nations Economic and Social Council in 2020. This status is indicative of our contribution to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Our key focus areas as far as solutions are concerned are: 1) Food Security 2) Advocacy and 3) Education.
These solutions aim to positively impact the lives of vulnerable youth suffering from systemic human rights violations. They are especially necessary in the current ongoing armed conflict in the North, North-West and South-West regions of Cameroon. Our data has found that access to education, particularly in the field of social entrepreneurship, is a powerful tool for the youth as it affords them an outlet to leverage their experiences into viable solutions for their communities.
To support local initiatives oriented to creative innovation and entrepreneurship, by providing tools and opportunities that track continuous improvement.
To facilitate knowledge–sharing between entrepreneurs, institutions and other partners by enabling networking and training activities.
To promote skills based volunteering in youth and universal access to research and education by building digital platforms for community knowledge commons and supporting local ingenuity.
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My experience at Action Lab has really inspired my knowledge on entrepreneurship.
In fact it has greatly improved my degree of creativity and innovation, and through this I can now directly control my own business and be proud of it. I just want to use this medium to say a very big thank you to Action Lab for Development for inspiring
my focus as an entrepreneur.
Action Lab for Development (ACTLAB) enhanced my entrepreneurial mentality, my creative, innovative
actions and improves researches with high ecological validity, improve teaching methods with higher
reality and zero abstract.
I have had a great experience since I became a participant of Action Lab for Development Entrepreneurs. My skills have greatly improved through creative and innovative ideas and this has encouraged me to run a startup business.
My experience with ActionLab was a one of a lifetime experience. Not only the teaching lessons
with the students have been amazing but also all the time I could spend with the community
outside the classroom has just been wonderful. A big thank you to Mr. Cornelius and the team!
Hopefully we see each other soon again to continue our common started projects