Finalist – Cameroon: Questioning Public Authorities Through Citizen Media

The project seeks to empower survivors of the 1986 Lake Nyos Gas disaster who were resettled in make shift camps and have been abandoned there without adequate shelter, food security, health and sanitation. The project trains key members of the society and equip them to be able to bring their vital voices to the global community thereby putting government to task so they can take responsibility for their action. The project would increase a sense of empowerment of survivors since the internet is a liberating force. The project would give them access to the transformative power of the internet


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  • Coming from neighbouring Wum in Menchum Division where most of the Resettlement Camps were pitched and where I meet the survivors on a daily basis as they go through their numerous travails, I think A Common Future has just proposed the right project. Empowering them and providing them public space would be the best thing that ever happened to these people. I would want to propose that a good follow up should be done after the training, otherwise it would become like any other project when funds wind up.

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