Cameroon

Thanks to DHL – delivering conservation education materials to teachers on the ground.

Huge thanks to DHL for their ongoing support getting PACE educational materials to hardworking teachers and conservation projects across Africa - nearly 90kg of PACE packs were delivered to partners in Cameroon, Tanzania, Kenya and Zimbabwe in the last week. Laure Diffomene, one of the recipients in Cameroon works with UNAFAS and the EEC, she is a geography teacher in the western highlands of Cameroon. Laure is based in Nkongsamba, at the foot of the volcanic Mount Manengouba. Rainforest on the [...]

Children in West Africa are active in the battle against climate change & environmental degradation

Children in Buea, West Cameroon are living in a war zone - schools are frequently closed and gun fire ('popcorn') is common, but the children are finding time and motivation to take action against climate change and environemtal degradation. Buea is 800 m above sea level, on the slopes of Mount Cameroon, an active volcano and biodiversity hotspot that rises from a coast that receives >11m of rainfall per year to an arid summit at 4090m. The highest mountain in west [...]

By |2019-06-04T13:56:46+01:00May 8th, 2019|Cameroon, Climate Change, Education, School|0 Comments

Environment & Sustainability Education, Nkambe Cameroon

Following their recent week long course on 'Eco-farming' teachers at the Family Farm School in Nkambe made a great video about the issues covered and work they did. Banboye Fred, our PACE Champion, who designed and facilitated the course for the school authorities sent these notes when he forwarded the film - Greetings! Hope you enjoy this!  These are the kind of guys i really love to work with, not the dormant ones. This was a real and very first practical [...]

By |2019-06-04T15:53:01+01:00July 11th, 2018|Cameroon, Education, Farming|0 Comments

Investing in Conservation Farming – Family Farm Schools

Early in June we wrote about the Family Farm Schools in Cameroon and their interest in PACE solutions*.   The Family Farm Schools are located in the grasslands of Cameroon's North West Region. They are run by the Diocese of Kumbo and provide secondary level technical education, with a focus on agricultural knowledge and skills that will enable local youths to improve their standards of living. The Diocese and their partners IECD recently organised a week long course on Agro-ecology for twelve [...]

By |2019-06-21T16:43:00+01:00July 10th, 2018|Cameroon, Education, Farming|0 Comments

PACE supporting technical education in rural Cameroon

Family Farm schools in North West Cameroon are run by the Education dept of the Catholic Church, providing post-primary, technical focused education. The trainees come from rural areas, and set up projects, usually agriculture based, which if successful, they continue as businesses after graduating. “Over 95% of the population in this region are farmers, mostly subsistence level. In most areas here, issues that should be of environmental concern are either accepted as the norm or go unnoticed due to ignorance. In [...]

By |2019-06-21T17:12:20+01:00June 10th, 2018|Cameroon, Education, Farming|0 Comments

PACE, a tool for geography teachers. Nkongsamba 2017

Laure Diffomene is a geography teacher and PACE Champion in the West Region of Cameroon.  Her school is located at the foot of the volcanic Manengouba Mountains. The mountains produce fertile soil, coffee and vegetable crops do well. But demand for farmland is cutting away at the natural vegetation and ecosystems. The natural rain forest here provides home to the now rare Drill (Mandrillus leucophaeus), the Goliath Frog (Conraua goliath) that is the world’s largest frog reaching up to 3.2 kg [...]

By |2019-06-04T17:34:38+01:00December 18th, 2017|Cameroon, Education, Farming|0 Comments

Why education on human:wildlife conflict?

In August we posted a story about on-going conflict between elephants and farmers in northern Cameroon.  Mayo Abakar, a student at Garoua Wildlife School wrote to PACE about a conflict that had developed in his village of Chawé, near Lake Chad.  A conflict that he described as threatening a group of ‘it seems about nine’ elephants that had moved close to the village, and the local villagers. Chawe (marked on the map, right) is in the district of Blangoua, department of [...]

By |2019-06-06T16:36:54+01:00September 23rd, 2017|Cameroon, Conflicts, Farming|0 Comments

Elephants in Logone and Chari

Mayo Abakar is from Logone and Chari, near Lake Chad in the Far North of Cameroon, between Goulfey and Blangoua.  He is a student at the Wildlife School in Garoua and in April this year attended a PACE lecture presented by our Coordinator during her visit to the area.  The lecture focused on how PACE can be used to address human : wildlife conflict. The Director of the school had emphasised with great concern that this is a huge challenge in [...]

By |2019-06-06T16:48:02+01:00August 11th, 2017|Cameroon, Conflicts, Farming|0 Comments