Proposals in Cameroon

April 2, 2013

Finalist – Cameroon: Voicing Out to Release Post Conflict Trauma

This project will use internet media to enable victims of the recurrent inter-tribal land use resources conflicts between the villages of Oku and Mbessa in the North West Region of Cameroon to expose their never considered grievances in solving the conflict. Women and children in both communities still want to have a say about the conflict management methods. They feel more relieved when someone listens to their ordeals. Their voices will be exposed through social media for a wider audience.

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

March 29, 2013

Finalist – Cameroon: We Know, Let the World Know Too

This idea plans to mobilize, train and equip 10 youths with skills and materials for grass root social media utilization for blogging in Bangem sub division of Cameroon. It focuses on engaging youths to report on hidden electoral malpractices and cultural practices which hinder the empowerment of women and youths. Trained youths will use facebook/twitter reporting and documentaries for global sharing and call for actions. Trainees will move into the hinterlands of the Bangem collect and report to the world cultural shocks, rights abuses,governance concerns and needs for the poor.

March 2, 2013

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.

March 1, 2013

Cameroon: Forest Angels

Project aims to train and equip young people, (boys, girls) from the forest regions on the social networks, Web journalism, and photography in the optics to constitute a network of young defenders of forest who can relieve quite abuse and mismanagement of natural resources. The project also aims to raise the voice of communities on best practices in development projects underway in their community. The project ll going a period of 4 months.

February 28, 2013

Cameroon: Holding Power Accountable Through SMS

The project entails the recruitment and training of 20 mothers aged between 40-45 years to monitor the activities of the mayor of their locality and report, using their local languages called pidgin to all the councilors and to the central unit of CHAMECC for eventual publication in a blog that will be created for this project. The project will run for six months immediately the municipal elections in Cameroon are done by August 2013.

February 27, 2013

Cameroon: Beware! Be Smart!! Be Safe!!!

This is a survivor driven public education project to use frequently used trafficking recruitment scams to empower children susceptible to trafficking to stay safe. 25 passionate young activists shall be trained to use podcast, blogs and sms to share true life stories on child trafficking and exploitation in domestic servitude, street hawking, street begging & commercial sex industry as a way of deterring others from falling prey to trafficking.

Cameroon: Mbororo Community Voices

This project will offer trainning on ICT and Internet to equip participants with the knowledge and abilities of using the different online communication tools by creating websites, facebook accounts, twitter and the rest for sharing information and connecting to the wide world. Participants will then use the knowldge to carry out Advocacy campaigns on the different networks to bring changes in their communities.

February 26, 2013

Cameroon: Disseminating Pro-Poor Information

The project seeks to enhance community group leaders’ capacity in media tools to enable them identify, package and deliver pro-poor information in their communities. These highly motivated “women and youth” who bridge the gap in rural and community information will be taught elements like news gathering, news writing, techniques in broadcasting, production of community programmes, marketing programmes, networking, etc.

Cameroon: Promoting Girls Voices

In the past years, it is observed that the fight against sexual exploitation, child labour and forced marriage in communities is done without any involvement of the main target group (girls), and girls are expressing disagreements and wanting their voices to be heard. In this project, we will offer media training, mentoring and follow-up girls to promote their voices on issues affecting their lives.