Society for Conservation GIS – Cameroon Chapter

The Society for Conservation GIS (SCGIS) exists internationally as ‘a non-profit organisation that builds capacity, provides knowledge and supports individuals using GIS and science for the conservation of natural resources and cultural heritage’ (www.scgis.org). The Cameroon Chapter ( This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it ) that we now seek to establish with the participation of GIS practitioners and institutions shall facilitate the extension of the services of this global network to Cameroon.

Cameroon hosts a community of GIS users with diversified expertise all creating and using spatial data in their day-to-day work. All of these actors are paying heavily to duplicate each others data, services etc. SCGIS will be working to identify these users, their requirements, gaps in member’s capabilities and steps towards bridging them. Members of SCGIS will incrementally look for avenues to share experiences while helping each other in their different GIS tasks.