MOBILIZING FOR THE PROJECT SPONSORED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND TRADE OF THE AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT
Educative talks and sensitization on environmental rehabilitation in the mining village of Fell (Adamawa region)
Some communities living in the mining sites of the Adamawa region of Cameroon have gained from a sensitization for Environmental rehabilitation project sponsored by The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) of the Australian Government. The Centre for Communication and Sustainable Development for All (CECOSDA Cameroon) in partnership with Mr TONANG ZEBAZE ARNAUD (beneficiary of the grant from the Australian Government) from the Regional delegation of the Ministry of Mine, Industry and Technological Development of Adamawa, marked its presence on the field through educative talks, donation of materials to curb ecological disruptions, and capacity building activities on how to fill the holes in the mining sites. The field visit was from 11 to 15 March 2015 in the mining sites in the villages of Fell (Subdivision of Meiganga), Legal Goro (Subdivision of Galim-Tignere) and Maloum (Subdivision of Banyo).
Sensitization activities were carried out by a team of expert made of officials of the Adamawa Regional delegation of the Ministry of Mines, Industry and Technological Developments of Cameroon, the local team of CAPAM, the focal point of CECOSDA, which is a specialist in Education and Communication. Representatives of the branch of ANAFOR in Ngaoundere, security forces from the Cameroon Gendarmerie, students in Geology from the University of Dschang and EGEM, and many administrative and local authorities participated in the activities.
The project, whose main objective was to “Rehabilitate the Environment and Promote Education in the Mining villages for a Sustainable Development” targeted close to 950 traditional miners for behaviour change towards youth education and ecological sustainability.