Our Projects

OLD PROJECTS

Solid waste management:

 Mastering compost techniques
 Produced 15 tons, sold 7 tons
Demonstration farm created
 Use of compost plus control plot without compost

Consultation committee on water and drainage issues in Bamenda

 Founding and active member
 Organize public forum to create awareness
 GRET Bamenda provided consulting services for forum
 Follow-ups with governance put in place

Soil fertility improvement (2001)

 To increase food producton for poor families who could not afford fertilizers
 To reduce malnutrition
 Reduce poverty and unemployment

NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT/ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION
Project Title: Eco-Kids Project

Project area: Bamenda Central Sub-Division
Sponsor: Dordrecht Bamenda Foundation
Target: Primary school pupils and teachers
Goal: To enable children have a better understanding of their environment and build in them initiatives to improve the environment through seeing and learning and doing.
Objectives:
1) Children gained the necessary experience on issues of the environment and nature at a global scale and link this knowledge with actions at local level.
2) Didactic material developed and made available to promote teaching/learning on nature and the environment in schools.
3) Exchange between the children in Bamenda-Cameroon and Dordrecht–Netherlands on environmental issues is made easy.
Main Collaborators:
1) The Provincial Delegation of Nature and Environmental Protection.
2) Organizations of Rural Development and Environmental Protection (ORDEP).
3) The Bamenda Council.

SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE

Activity: Exhibition of Local/Indigenous Food Crops and NTFPs
Objectives:
-To raise awareness on the value, importance and place of Indigenous Food Crops and Non Timber Forest Products in our community.
-To encourage the consumption and promote the cultivation and preservation of Indigenous Food Crops and Non timber Forest Products.
Sponsor: NESA

Target
-NESA members
-WHINCONET members
-Farmers and farming groups
-Relevant Government institutions
-NGOs and Faith Based Organisations
-Traditional Authorities
-The media
-The Public

Community Forests and Protected Areas.

Project Title: Closing the Gap: People and Local Government in protected Area Management in the North West Province of Cameroon
Project area: North West Province of Cameroon
Sponsor: Forest Governance Facility (FGF)
Target: Local communities, councils, Members of Parliament, government Departments and NGOs.
Global Objectives: Promote collaborative stakeholder participation in protected area management in the North West Province.

Specific objectives:

-Existing laws and policies on protected areas are examined with particular focus on the role of stakeholders.
-An advocacy process for broad based stakeholder participation is set on motion
-Project activities are properly coordinated, results reported and made public.

NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

To contribute to the improvement of livelihoods in the community by actively involving various stakeholders to engage in sustainable management of natural resources.

Protected Area Management and Benefits

WHINCONET –Community Forestry

 Sensitization on Community Forest Management in Agheble – Awing, Abuh, Laikom and Mbiame
The objective was to sensitize the communities on the laws and policies governing community forestry in Cameroon

GOOD GOVERNANCE

Contribute to poverty reduction by empowering communities and target groups in Cameroon to uphold good governance practices.

Implementation of the Code of Ethics for Civil Society Organisations in Cameroon [DOES THIS NEED TO BE INCLUDED – IT IS NAWADO’S PROJECT, LIMITED WORK AND RESULTS SO FAR?]
The project’s objective is to improve the credibility and acceptability of Civil Society Organizations vis-à-vis the government, the population, financial and technical partners in and out.

Project Title: Democracy and Empowerment of Women (DEW) Project

Project Collaborators:
• Decade Motivation Programme (DEMOPRO)
• Church Centre Mankon (CCM) of PCC

1 Activities implemented

Women’s interests are fairly addressed in cultural norms and institutional practices and policies in the North West Region.
Gender Analysis events were organised and facilitated in 16 communities in 7 divisions with a total participation of 472 persons involved (181 men and 291 women) thus;
* One sensitisation workshop was carried out in Bamendakwe with 30 persons (22 women and 8 men) in attendance.
*22 gender policies were developed for 22 communities.

The knowledge and participation of the general public especially women and the marginalized on issues of governance and Democracy is improved.

Right To Food

Contributing to the elimination of hunger and poverty in Cameroon is one area of COMINSUD’S engagement since 2008. Via the Project Right to Food Initiatives in Cameroon based on the FAO Voluntary Guidelines on the Right to Food, the principal focus has been on extensive public sensitization via different medium especially on access to land and land grabbing and writing and presenting a country report and parallel report to the 47th session of the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Geneva.