Topic, Motivation and Goals
The shift in the Cameroonian diaspora from a predominantly student group to a diversified conglomeration of highly skilled professionals, entrepreneurs, athletes, students and more goes hand in hand with new questions and priorities. In fact, an exchange within the community as well as a strong interaction with their adopted country Germany are indispensable for their integration and development. Strategic development of the BSF is therefore important to master these new challenges.
The developing country Cameroon, with 4.4% growth in 2011, has one of the highest rates among Central African countries. This comparable good economic situation and the resulting forecast for the next few years testify to a momentum that currently prevails in the country. In addition to many government projects, there is a good development in the private sector. The great interest of foreign investors is proof that the country offers many investment opportunities economically.
According to information from the Federal Statistical Office, 5,783 Cameroonian students were enrolled at German universities in the winter semester 10/12. They represent the largest group of all African students in Germany. With 718 students who passed their final exams in 2011 alone. The large number of Cameroonian engineers or doctors practicing their profession in Germany confirms this finding and shows that the Cameroonian community in Germany is one of the most industrious in the world. Now the legitimate question arises what the role of this community can be with regard to the further development of the home country. How can each and every one be part of the dynamic growth process that is currently happening in the country?