Energy Efficiency and Energy Conservation for Indigenous Women in the Mayo Tsanaga and Diamaré Departments of the Extreme-Northern Province of Cameroon
The project proposes to build capacity in the targeted community of 5000 households in northern Cameroun regarding efficient use of firewood.
This will be done through a training of trainers and peer education approach in 15 community groups; as well as through the use of multimedia tools including community radio and community video.
The main activities include a training of trainers workshop in construction of efficient stoves and manufacturing fireless cookers for 30 trainers from 15 community groups member of AIWO CAN followed by a period of 3 months during which the 15 groups will be trained by the two trainees and the overall coordinator; the training of 10 persons from 5 community radios in environmental issues and developing radio programmes on climate change adaptation with particular focus on firewood efficiency; a mid-term review mission with UNESCO experts in environment and communication; and recording and disseminating photographic and video materials regarding the training and subsequent domestic application by the trainees.
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Project Snapshot

Country: Cameroon
Area Of Work: Biodiversity
Climate Change Mitigation
Land Degradation
Operational Phase: Phase 4
Grant Amount: US$ 23,430.00
Co-Financing Cash: US$ 15,206.19
Co-Financing in-Kind: US$ 13,675.30
Project Number: CMR/SGP/OP4/Y3/CORE/09/05
Start Date: 12/2009
End Date: 3/2011
Status: Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Significant Participation of Indigenous Peoples
Direct beneficiaries will include indigenous Mbororo women and indigenous women of mountains dwellers communities.
Promoting Public Awareness of Global Environment
The community radio managers trained on the creation of radio programmes on climate change, will produce radio programmes in local language for the sensitization of communities on climate change, biodiversity and land degradation. Information on energy efficiency is disseminated in 5000 households in the Extreme Northern Province through a multi-pronged approach of peer education, radio programmes and community photo/video.
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