BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS NOT DEALS
We have partnered with various organizations some of which include:
BDCP is in Partnership with the Central African Regional Program for the Environment (CARPE) in the evaluation of phytomedicine development as an economic incentive for biodiversity conservation in Cameroon.
The African Scientific Co-operation on Phytomedicine and Aromatic Plants (ASCOPAP) was initiated in October 1995 at Douala, Cameroon. The mission of ASCOPAP is to promote and facilitate research, development and commercialization of safe, efficient, affordable, standardized phytomedicines based on sustainable utilisation of African plant resources.
BDCP is in partnership with NNMDA. The mission of NNMDA specifically is to research, develop, collate, document, preserve, conserve and promote the nation’s indigenous (traditional) healthcare systems, meditation and non-meditation healing arts, science and technologies and assist facilitate its integration into the national healthcare delivery system.
The United Nations Industrial Development Organisation and the International Centre for Science, Trieste, Italy have partnered with the BDCP in developing strategies for industrial exploitation of medicinal and aromatic plants.
THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION
In partnership with the Smithsonian Centre for Tropical Forest Science, BDCP monitors the dynamics of tropical forests. The project provides employment for local participants, while data from it are fed back to national policy and community livelihood activities.
PRIVATE SECTOR COLLABORATIONS
BDCP collaborates with the local private sector on a non-exclusive basis in the joint development of natural products for manufacturing and distribution, including crude natural products and/or its isolates, derivatives or synthetics. A percentage of earnings arising from this are donated to the trust fund, Fund for Integrated Rural Development Traditional Medicine (FIRD-TM)
NEIMETH is one of the leading pharmaceutical companies and BDCP have been patnering with them since 1998.
AXXON BIOPHARM INC.
Axxon Biopharm Inc. is a developer and manufacturer of natural products for the pharmaceutical, dietary supplement and health and beauty industries. Axxon Biopharm was established as a result of over 26 years of research on African traditional medicine and the successes of the drug development programme of BDCP. A tangible aspect of this work has been the introduction of Axxon Biopharm’s Healers’ Botanika line.
BDCP and Strathchlyde Institute of Drug Research (SIDR) collaborate and assist each other in the evaluation and investigation of biological samples, either through joint research or through third parties. Similar collaborations exist with University of Mississippi, University of Pittsburgh, University of Utah, Howard University, University of Jos-Nigeria, and University of Buea- Cameroon
PUBLIC SECTOR COLLABORATION
BDCP has established good working relationship with various government institutions. Various conferences, workshops and training programmes have been organized by BDCP in collaboration with these public institutions; while BDCP serves as consultant and advisory committee member to several.