This Saturday 27th July 2013 marks the end of the fourth Cameroon Professional Society (CPS) annual Congress that took place in Marriott BWI Airport in Maryland, U.S.A. During the Congress, panelists and speakers have articulated their arguments around this year's theme "From vision to Action - A Cameroonian Imperative."
|From left to right: Mr.Jacob Muna, Ms.Jessica Foumena and Mr.Fofeyin Bonito are some of the many professionals from Cameroon that have networked at the 2013 Distinguished Annual Congress held in Maryland, U.S.A.|
The CPS is a nonprofit organization that seeks to fundamentally transform communities in Cameroon by leveraging the expertise, leadership and extensive networks of Cameroonian and African professionals both in the United States and abroad.
Reflecting on the past three years, Mr. Gabriel Kuiatse stated that the CPS is getting stronger with a notable involvement of professionals with excellent backgrounds. Kuiatse is the CPS Chairman.
"Now, we are moving towards solutions with the help of many people who are trying something new. Things are happening as members share experiences with each other. It has been encouraging to hear strong positive feedback this year."
According to Kuiatse, the goal of the CPS is also to be the networking platform for professionals from Cameroon and everyone who has an interest in the country. Ms. Lenora Ebule who moved in the U.S.A. from the United Kingdom (U.K.) said that she has developed her networking skills through the CPS.
"Networking was initially a new concept to me. At the CPS, I met and learnt from people of different backgrounds. This has really helped in my professional life."
In her opinion, the CPS is a great place to meet like-minded professionals who are driven by a desire to succeed and ready to make a difference. Febule's recommendation is supported by the CPS Chairman. He said that CPS members successfully share information and engage well with each other.
Sponsors such as the Brussels Airlines, Tiagha and Associates, Transmaw Food Services and the Denis and Lenora Foretia Foundation provided the resources needed for this year's Congress. The Cameroonian-based Denis and Lenora Foretia Foundation has three main arms, according to its co-chair Ms.Lenora Febule. These three arms focus on sustainable development, small businesses and research under Nkafu Institute. At this 2013 CPS Congress, the role of the Cameroonian Diaspora was reviewed and enlightened.
The Cameroonian Diaspora needs to develop a positive and productive relationship with their Government. #Team237 #CPS #Cameroon
— CPSociety (@CPSociety) July 27, 2013
Throughout different sessions, participants have actively reflected on Cameroon's growth through the lenses of regional, continental and global markets. From this year's exchanges and presentations, one could conclude that the active participation of Cameroonians, particularly those living abroad, will continue to materialize itself in concrete ways.