The International Conference on Ceramics and Geomaterials in Central Africa   (CGCA) is initiated by Professors Gisèle Lecomte-Nana (Limoges), Claire Peyratout (Limoges), Chantale Njiomou Djangang (Yaoundé) and Dayirou Njoya (Yaoundé) and Elie Kamseu (Yaoundé) to enhance the scientific collaboration between laboratories in Central Africa and Europe. Moreover, the involvement of international researchers (out of Europe and out of Central Africa) will promote the building of international networks for research relationships as well as for students training and teaching.