Cameroon

Due to the good practices and the excellent operational approach within the communities, this project was developed nationally; a target most projects aspire to.
Ms. Hajara Haman
Grantee, Indigenous Woman

"SGP has helped my organization develop a lot of partnerships. It has enabled us to communicate to the government and ministries such as social affairs, social external relations, and a lot of other partners. The SGP grant has also provided us with institutional support, allowing us to buy computers, projectors etc for the project. We are now able to do most of our work from our office- we are well equipped for making impact.

One aspect of the project was reaching out to indigenous populations- these are communities that are very marginalized and vulnerable. [...] A targeted part of the project focused on women, and allowed them exposure to technology and energy. The community expressed that never before had an organization come to be with them, not only to train them, but to actually give them ownership of the project and the know-how of how to do things. All of this has been possible due to the SGP grant.

The project's administration is such that the whole take part in the project. The project revealed new techniques and technology on energy conservation; it enabled women to use less wood to cook their food. They also became self sufficient in producing thermal products- thus providing them with an income generational activity. They are now making a good living. The project wouldn't have gotten there without the SGP! For us, SGP has done so much!

We have already reached 6000 families - all thanks to the SGP grant. Due to the good practices and the excellent operational approach within the communities, this project was developed nationally; a target most projects aspire to. The unique thing about this project is that it is run totally by the community, the people own it. That is an achievement- only possible through SGP grant.

We have done so much due to the good practices we had and the holistic approach in the communities. Our project was selected as 'The Good Project of the Year' and was recognized by the UNESCO. And due to that we were invited to the GEF incentives constituency where we found new partners, were exposed not only to GEF but to all other participants who were there, fostering durable relationships. "

 
The unique thing about this project is that it is run totally by the community, the people own it. That is an achievement- only possible through SGP grant.
Ms. Hajara Haman
Grantee, Indigenous Woman
 
 
I learnt a lot and now I can show that women can do what a man can do too. My colleague and I are regarded with high esteem in our community.
Ms. Helen Nchenge
Beneficiary
Barefoot College Solar Engineer, Trained in India

"It was a good experience because I had the opportunity for the first time to enter a plane and see another country. I learnt a lot and now I can show that women can do what a man can do too. My colleague and I are regarded with high esteem in our community."

 
I like solar electrification because I don’t use petrol and I can sleep with it on till morning and I have the opportunity to charge my phone at anytime of the day even in the night. It has improved my family.
Mr. Maurice Fuh
Solar Panel Household Beneficiary
 
 
Prawn farming and prawn storage have improved my income and enabled me support my husband in sending my children to school.
Ms. Bernadette Magdalène Minlango
Beneficiary

Through the project, I have been trained on how to feed and make grow young prawns rather that throwing them on the river side. Prawn farming and prawn storage have improved my income and enabled me support my husband in sending my children to school.

 

Contact

Mr. Fogué Kamga
Programme Assistant
Phone:+ (237) 22 20 08 00/22 20 08 01
 
Address
c/o UNDP Office, P.O. Box 836,Yaounde
 

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