Proposals in Cameroon
This project will train 12 Baka and Bagyeli indigenous community members to use digital video to share information between far flung, difficult to access villages regarding the impacts of a major new mine and railway project in their home territory. The project will result in the production and circulation of short films that will educate community members about issues such as water toxicity. The circulation of videos online and through a traveling cinema will facilitate inter-community communication and cooperation around issues generated by the mine project.
The project Climate Change Messenger is a community based initiative that seeks to empower youth leaders in digital environment activism and human rights related issues. 25 youth leaders shall be empowered on blogging and blogs set up for them to publish environment related stories to create awareness. They will also be empowered on how to create messages on the effects of plastic bags which shall be published in the blog “Climate Messenger” to create awareness. It will stimulate more youths to get involved in environmental protection and the mitigation of climate change at community levels.
The State Institution in charge of laying-out and developing industrial zones in Cameroon is currently carrying out forceful evictions nationwide. On the 27th of March 2014, 2300 houses were demolished in Douala, leaving about 20.000 people homeless without any State guaranteed protection. Cameroon bears the obligation to respect, protect and fulfill the right to adequate housing, owing to its ratification of the ICESCR, on 27 September 1984. This project is geared at empowering the victims to use social media to build a network, tell their stories and raise pre
Our project seeks to create an active and direct online connection between voices seldom heard and the global online community through citizen media. It gives citizen journalists the tools and know-how to do live recording of testimonies of victims of human rights abuses in their immediate communities so we stream them on our online human rights TV, dignity television. We believe that those who have suffered violence need not suffer further indignity by remaining silent.This sacred space for victims of violence against women, girls and children is free at point of entry and at point of exit
This project intends to bring mutual support to parent living with autistic children to share their experiences and bring mutual support each other using Facebook and through mobile phone or computers in urban and rural settings. Autism is difficult to undertake with poor support like in Cameroon. Parent can connect each other and share their knowledge and get also online in contact with specialists that can bring them advices and orientation
The Blogging School Project involves partnerships with schools and colleges aimed at mobilising the personnel of the Cameroonian Bloggers’ Collective to densely populate the Cameroonian blogosphere by training young students in blog creation through basic training sessions thereby enabling them to be subsequently independent in the management of these blogs. Various bloggers, depending on their specialisations would lead timely training sessions in selected institutions. Most platforms would be hosted by WordPress.com, which offers free blogs, and subsequent arrangements would be put in place.
ENVISION creates solutions to the challenges disabled youths in Cameroon face. To effectively empower disabled youths, working closely with beneficiaries is important. Thus to raise awareness on their challenges, we are working with disabled youths to launch a radio program hosted on the national radio station, CRTV. Furthermore, to change perspectives on how to bring out the best in “disabled” youths and create an environment where they are accepted and assisted to grow, we plan on launching a Video log(Vlog) on our online social media platforms. This will be managed and run by the youth
Single teenage mothers suffer stigmatisation and discrimination daily in their lives from family through the community. This has led to many of them being infected through continuous sexual abuse, rape and assaults. In some cases femicide has been committed against them. In a nutshell, we want to restore these victims as survivors in communities and empower them through vocational or professional trainings that would build their skills and offer them with sustainable means of livelihood through access to support for micro business incentives. Also, enable them to care for their children.
Within many communities in Kupe Muanenguba region of Cameroon, the use of ICT tools and social media utilization is minimal and nearly absent while many issues of human rights abuses on women and girls, indiscriminate and illegal hunting of wildlife abound without notice. This project plans to train and equip 15 teenagers on the use of social media networks (facebook, twitter) in the production and reporting of news contents. Through their online reports with photographs, articles, short videos using facebook, twitter and emails, the global community will know what goes on and take action.
The project will engage indigenous Mbororo women in Akeh Village in the North West Region of Cameroon to voice out the local challenges their community is experiencing due to the adverse effects of climate change using citizen outreach media. We hope to attract actions both locally and internationally to support their adaptation efforts. We intend to offer capacity building on the use of audio recorders, camcorders and other ICT tools for the women to develop their own stories. Their stories will be shared through the Community Radio and online to support their community advocacy efforts.