Cameroon: Field Based Data

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Yaounde

Reforestation project in the North of Cameroon:

LEAD Cameroon is an association morphing to NGO with the main objective to emerge a new breed of leaders versed with the stakes of environment and sustainable development.LEAD Cameroon helps implement the agenda of LEAD International,an NGO based in London and doing with sustainable development issues. In a nutshell,our main activity is to recruit early and mid-career professionals from Government,Private sector and Civil Society organizations and train them in leadership skills and sustainable development topics that will help them to drive change in their communities.

Reporter: Modibbo Amadou Aboubakary

Lolodorf

  • Insuffisance des techniques durable d’agriculture  d’élevage et de pêche
  • Déforestation,
  • Manque d’eau potable
  • Analphabétisme
  • Manques des activités alternatives de dégradation et de déforestation des forêts.

Reporter: NGUEKAM WAMBE Elie

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Yaounde

Santé des femmes la justice sociale l’égalité des sexes la protection de l’environnement la protection des droits de l’homme la formation des femmes et jeunes filles en Informatiques et coutures

Reporter: Jean Eudes David Noumegne

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Livelihood of the people in Santa is based on agricultural production under the subsistence farming system. By the year 1980s, the area’s economy was based on coffee production which was affected by the coffee wilt and dissolved completely and this problem contributed a lot towards the economic backwardness of the community and parents therefore, become chronically poor and passive.

Many people in the area have been strongly infected /affected by the HIV/AIDS and other diseases like Malaria. As a result of the pandemic, a big number of children are orphans mainly with care givers who mostly cannot provide them with the basic school requirements.

The school has outdated classroom block which was constructed and the roofs is currently leaking heavily and the walls with cracks possess serious risk to the lives of the boys and girls. This block accommodates four classrooms and during rainy season, classes are conducted under tree shade or the nearby Church which is also too old. This building in its current condition is not a healthy environment for learning and requires immediate attention to save the boys and girl’s life and this provides a good learning environment.

The poor learning environment with; Lack of enough improved classrooms, Lack of good latrine for boys, Lack of bathrooms especially the girl child, Lack of adequate seating facility and other has led to reduction in the number of children and hence growth in school drop out .

The low incomes due to the existing HIV/AIDs infections and crop diseases, very few parents/care givers can afford the fulfillment of School requirements and to solicit funds for school’s improvement and therefore, the existing  outdated classroom block and failure of the parents and community to put in place other important structures, contributes a lot towards the dropouts of children, main in upper classes and again, the situation is very dangerous for the young people who come for learning. Therefore, there is a greater need for financial support to construct new permanent structures in order to improve the School’s learning environment and to avoid the risks.

This project attempts to address the situation mentioned above, with the overall aim of creating an enabling and conducive quality learning environment to both children and communities.
There is therefore, a very urgent need to provide support to the School by constructing new classrooms, a new VIP Latrine and provision of desks to reduce the high ratios and sustaining the boys and girls in school.

The project will facilitate a participatory process where committee members consisting of children, parents and communities will be identified and equipped with basic skills to manage the school facilities. Technical support will be sought from the District Water and Education offices to contribute to the construction and the maintenance of the school facilities for sustainability.

Reporter: Joanes toulac Jang

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Rural Urban Communities

The goal context in relation to poverty and development has evolved significantly since the millennium declaration .International development stakeholders are discussing possible post-MGD frameworks and beyond 2015 initiatives, this presents an important opportunity for National Partner on Children with Disabilities (NPcwd) and the Government of CEMAC Countries as disability advocate to influence the agenda and to call for critical inequality and discrimination to be address.
The NPwcd will mobilize advocacy efforts to ensure that future national development frameworks comprehensively and clearly acknowledge the right of people with Disabilities in line with the intentional convention on the Rights of Persons with disabilities. This national and international recognition would enable enhanced advocacy by, and empowerment of, people with disabilities and increased financial incentive for disabilities –inclusive programmes for children and people with disabilities.
In line with the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), the Convention on the Right of child (CRC), to the protection and welfare of persons with disabilities signed by the head of state, the partnership provides a platform for advocacy and collective action to ensure the rights of children with disabilities are included in and prioritized by both the disability agenda and child-focused agendas,

While the Integrated Youth Volunteer Foundation (IYVF) are working together at the CEMAC Countries (Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea and the Republic of Congo ) ,global and national level on advocacy to enhance coordination and results amongst the local partners and establish new relationship in line with the overarching objectives which include:
– To integrate the rights of children with disabilities into the disability agenda and child-focused agendas; and
– To advocate for an inclusive approach to development that acknowledges children and disability.
-Identify what are the key challenges /opportunities at CEMAC level for children with disabilities.
-Agree critical CEMAC common objectives and specific plan, or framework of results, etc. and suggested time frame, resources needed to support children with disabilities etc.
-Leverage international cooperation in country level following Article 32 of the CPRD.
-Establish and seek legislative endorsement for a coherent policy and legal framework for children with disabilities within the CEMAC .
-To integrate children with disabilities into the disabilities agenda and child focused agendas 2015 in the CEMAC ;
-To provide a platform for CEMAC COUNTRIES to advocate for an inclusive approach to development that acknowledges children and disability.
-To establish National Partnership on children on with disabilities (NPcwd) within the CEMAC Region.
Partner and create opportunities with interested researchers to collect quantitative and qualitative results evidence and technical content in order to underscore the importance of partners and researchers needed for implementation (NPcwd) in the CEMAC REGION.

Reporter: Ngwa Wilson Forbi

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Djomedjoh, Lomié

Poor population in an remote area without access to water and basic sanitation infrastructures.
Difficut to access modern market, non transformation of forest and agriculture products.
No effective value chain developped despite abundant natural resources.
Indigenous people (pygmies) not involved in development activities and suffering of hunger and poverty.

Reporter: Paul GBALENE

Bafut, Ndanifor Permaculture Ecovillage, Bamenda

uncontrolled urbanization is quickly wiping out the Bafut UNESCO World Heritage Center.
Culture matters! It’s widely accepted that people, not multinational’s programs, drive the success of local communities and social sector organizations. Yet when it comes to investing in our sociocultural sector’s talent in youth, agriculture, and environmental protection, why do we overlook this?

Reporter: Joshua Konkankoh