The Central African Centre for Libertarian Thought and Action
The Central African Centre for Libertarian thought and Action known as CACLiTA is a Central African Region based think tank grounded on free market ideals and limited government. This think tank is headquatered in Yaoundé, the political Capital of Cameroon.
CACALiTA’s vision is to be the premier Centre for freemarket oriented and Liberal policy analysis, education and reform in the Central African region. Furnishing governments, organisations and individuals with evidence based policy alternatives is part of our vision.
CACLiTA’s mission is to advocate for free market ideals especially in the water sector, the air transport sector and the energy and power sectors. Of course CACLiTA aims to reshape policy in the above mentioned sectors by clamouring for a change in governance. Drawing on developments in other parts of Africa and the world to strengthen the political and economic atmosphere in the Central African region, especially in states like Cameroon, Chad, the Central African Republic,Gabon, Congo Brazaville and the Democratic Republic of Congo, is part of our mission.
CACLiTA seeks to reach out to policy actors in the public and private sector, politicians and academics. At a later stage CACLiTA will also reach out to university students in a bid to reshape thier thinking on how to influence policy in the above mentioned sectors.
CACLiTA thus intends to add value via workshops, the production of policy briefs and media debates by engaging policy actors from both the public and private sectors to brainstorm on how to improve the water sector, the air transport sector and the energy and power sectors. In the long run CACLiTA will be able to influence the way politicians, public and private actors and academics think with respect to adequate privatisation in the water sector, the air transport sector and the energy and power sectors.
Asanji Burnley N is a diplomat by training with a Masters degree obtained from the International Relations Institute of Cameroon. He is equally co-founder/President of CACLiTA. He is a hardworking and highly motivated individual interested in free markets and limited government.
His thirst for limited government and free markets soared when he was introduced by the co founder and chair of Central African Centre for Libertarian Thought and Action (CACLiTA), Mr Chofor Che Christian Aime, to the Atlas funded program in 2013 organised by LibreAfrique.org in Yaounde, Cameroon. Thereafter, he was thus very collaborative in the founding of CACLiTA. When Mr Chofor Che was reluctant to kick start the think tank in 2014, he brought in a lot of energy, reason why the think tank has commenced functioning.
He strongly believes working for a think tank is an important way of contributing to public policy reform in his country and part of the world especially in the water and energy sectors. This is thus an opportunity for him to learn from the very best and share his experiences as a think tank entrepreneur.
Ananga Michael Ananga is a Senior Corporate Counsel at C.S.P.H (The Hydrocarbons Prices Stabilization Fund). He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Boston University School of Law, in Boston, MA where he specialized in Corporate Finance law. He thereafter interned at Hunton & Williams LLP in Richmond, VA while preparing for the New York State Bar Exam and later was a full associate at Alston & Bird LLP in Atlanta, GA working on Corporate and Securities Law issues in the Business Practicing Group. In 2007, he relocated to Cameroon and started working at CSPH.
Sidonie Angwafor is Secretary General of CACLiTA. She is a Marketing and Business Development professional with seven years of progressive experience within various industries (Security, Fashion, Electricity, Web Building, Civil and Electrical Engineering and Media) with the ability to manage multiple high-priority assignments and develop solutions to challenging business problems, drive business growth, capitalize on new revenue potentials, manage business operations, market product/services and generate sales.
She has a broad-based experience covering a full spectrum of business development duties, including: marketing communication and mix, R&D, public relations, advertising, sales, billing/invoicing, document (tender/ service proposal) preparation, project/program support, strategic/market planning, event management, data mining, social responsibility, recovery/ key account management & retention, budgeting/expense control and Loss prevention/ shrink control.
Chofor Che is the lead expert, co founder and Chair of Research at CACLiTA. He is also Key Consultant with the South African based In On Africa. He was a Cato Institute intern in the fall of 2004 and currently an associate of the Africanliberty.org initiative, an African focused libertarian and free market initiative. He holds a Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Pretoria, South Africa and a professional diploma in public administration from the National School of Administration and Magistracy, Cameroon. His PhD thesis is entitled ‘An analysis of decentralisation under the 1996 Constitution of Cameroon. In 2013 he was fellow at the Institute of Federalism, Faculty of Law, University of Fribourg, Switzerland and interned at the State Chancellery of the Canton of Bern.
His works have appeared at Africanliberty.org, Le Martin, Libreafrique.org, NextAfrique, ContrePoints, Afrik-news.com and Algérie-focus.com. He was also a parnelist at the World Congress on Local and Regional Government Leaders which took place in Morocco from the 1 to the 4 of October 2014.
Mrs. Sirri Caroline Nfornah, diplomat at the Ministry of External Relations, Cameroon is CACLiTA’s Public Relations Officer. In 2007, she was a trainer at the Community Education and Development Services (CEDS), Bamenda, North West Region, Cameroon. While at CEDS, she assisted in the training of women on leadership skills, assisted in the designing of projects to seek funds and in the implementation of projects in various communities and also in planning and assisting in seminars which brought together networks of women groups involved in the process of empowering women.
In addition to her professional prowess, Mrs. Sirri Caroline Nfornah has solid academic credentials. She holds a Professional Masters in international Relations with specialisation in Diplomacy obtained from the International Relations Institute of Cameroon (IRIC), in July 2014. She equally holds a Bachelor of Science Double Majors Degree (Hons) in Women’s Studies with Journalism and Mass Communication obtained from the University of Buea, Cameroon in 2003.
She is also proficient in both French and English Languages. She has a good mastery of computer tools, especially in internet research, operating systems, power point presentation and excel. She is also an enthusiastic team player with good oral and communication skills and willing to learn new skills. From her working experience, it is evident that she has a demonstrated ability to promptly learn new ideas and contribute in ongoing research in governance and regional integration in the Central African region.
Dr. Fitz Dinka is Senior Policy analyst with CACLiTA and specialises on issues of governance and health policy. He is also Strategic Project Initiator and Coordinator at Minority Health Promotion Initiative Inc., a non-profit based in Cameroon and promoting the awareness of non-communicable diseases. Fitz is a graduate of the National Medical University, Donetsk, Ukraine.
After practicing as a physician for almost 10 years, Fitz believed in a greater call to serve whole communities rather than 1 on 1 consultations with individuals. He then made the move into public health, though without any formal degree. He earlier held various positions that had given him both exposure and experience. Fitz believes there is more he has to give back to society and therefore alongside public health programs he decided to take on an active leadership role to help the society move forward. This brought him to seek global social entrepreneurship training.
Mrs Abo’o Ndong Emilie Priscille holds a Masters in Economic Sciences, obtained from the University of Yaounde II, Soa, Cameroon. She has sound training in Management Control and Audit obtained from the ‘Centre CEMA’ , Yaounde, Cameroon. She also has additional training in Project Management and Security Awareness from the Care Academy hosted by Care International, Cameroon.
She has worked as a program’s office with NGOs like Care International and SNV. She has also worked as a Subgrants officer and a Junior Auditor at the Permanent Secretariat of the National Decentralisation Board at the Prime Minister’s office in Cameroon. She has also gone on several work related missions in the Central African region. She is bilungual and works in the English and French languages.
Eposi Ethel Ekeke is a diplomat at the Ministry of External Relations with a Masters in International Relations (option, Diplomacy), obtained from the International Relations Institute Cameroon (IRIC). She is finance, trade and international relations analyst with CACLiTA. She also holds a Post graduate diploma (Maitrise) in Management (University of Yaounde II, Soa) and a Bachelor of Science in Banking and Finance (University of Buea).
Before becoming a diplomat, She worked at the National Financial Credit (NFC) and KAFINVEST, a microfinance unit affiliated to Afriland First Bank which specializes in Capital Financing.
She speaks, reads and writes English fluently and French averagely. Her passions are reading, watching educational programs, debating, dancing and swimming. She loves everything that involves gaining knowledge.
Concerning computer skills, She is good with Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and publisher as well as the internet.
Mr. Augustin Nguh is a Cameroonian and holder of a Master of Laws Degree ( International and Human Rights Law) from the University of the Western Cape, South Africa. He has held various research positions with international NGOs and organizations, including a Research fellow position with International Rivers, a Legal Research position with Global Rights Compliance ( An International Legal Partnership) and an independent consulting position with the Centre on Conflict, Security and Development (World Bank). His research interests includes Energy, Human Rights, Indigenous Peoples Rights and Development.
An important contribution he did as Research fellow with International Rivers in ‘Corruption and Infrastructure Mega -projects in the DR Congo‘. This is an interesting read on how nydro dam projects are plagued with corruption.
He is CACLiTA’s Senior Analyst on Energy policy.
With such a rich pool of experts, CACLiTA is able to convey the message of improving the water sector, the air transport sector and the energy and power sectors in the Central African region.
CACLiTA sends out special thanks a our great partner, Atlas Network especially the CEO Brad Lips and staff like Dr. Tom G Palmer and Cindy Cerquitella for harnessing this dream and nouturing it with support.
CACLiTA will thus have the opportunity to collaborate with regional think tanks like the Ghanian based IMANI Ghana and the South African based Free Market Foundation. CACLiTA envisages to organise workshops and student seminars with the Moroccan based LibreAfrique.org.
Our international board of advisers include celebrated libertarians like Franklin Cudjoe, Dan McLaughlin, Joe Shepherd, Linda Whetstone of the UK based Network for a Free Society and Dr. Emmanuel Martin.
CACLiTA thus calls on all lovers of liberty and free markets especially those in the United States of America, Europe and Africa to join in the mission of CACLiTA. We will thus be grateful with whatever assistance you can offer including technical advice, financial and material assistance; you can give us to advocate for liberty and free markets in the Central African region.