The Cooperation and Cultural Action Service (SCAC)


The Cooperation and Cultural Action Service (SCAC) is responsible for the design, implementation and facilitation of French cooperation activities in the fields of culture and development.

On this basis, it manages the means of cooperation (technical assistance, FSD, scholarships, etc.) and works closely with the French Development Agency (AFD). The SCAC is the privileged interlocutor of financial backers involved in the country’s cooperation.

The SCAC of Yaoundé participates in the development of Franco-Cameroonian cooperation policy and coordinates the actions implemented in the fields of higher education, research, learning French and artistic cooperation.

It also manages the Fund’s Priority Solidarity projects on decentralization, democratic and financial governance and support for civil society.

A Cooperation Attaché also ensures monitoring of Agriculture and Environment sectors and a Regional Advisor on Health oversees health cooperation in Cameroon, Chad, Central African Republic, Sao Tome and Principe and Equatorial Guinea.

The SCAC also runs the network of French cultural centers and French alliances in Cameroon and supervises the French licensed schools.

Focus on the French cooperation policy:

The French cooperation policy aims to assist Cameroon in the implementation of its Strategy for Growth and Jobs, as formulated in the Strategic Document for Poverty Reduction (PRSP) second generation adopted in 2010.

The French support focuses on the following areas:

-  Health
-  Agriculture and Environment
-  Democratic and financial governance
-  Urban Development
-  Decentralization
-  Decentralized cooperation
-  Culture and education
-  Search
-  Support to civil society

Under the authority of the Ambassador, French bilateral aid on poverty reduction is essentially implemented through the French Development Agency (AFD) and the Cooperation and Cultural Action Service (SCAC).

Contact details:

140 av du President Ahmadou Ahidjo
BP 1616, Yaounde, Cameroon


Phone: (00 237)

Opening hours :

Monday to Thursday from 07:45 to 12:30 and from 14:00 to 17:30 and Friday 7:45 to 1:15 p.m.

Dernière modification : 19/06/2015

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