Friday, September 19, 2014

Envirofit cook stoves

By Joan Letting

We always talk about saving our environment and the ways we can use to do it. We read about the importance of a healthy environment. But just knowing and talking doesn't help. When was the last time you did something towards saving the environment? Forget doing, when was the last time you tried doing something to save nature? Now don't say you always knew there's a need to save the environment. Everyone knows and says. Sadly no one does. Do something that can help save the environment even a small step counts.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Job Opportunity


Monday, August 25, 2014


The inaugural Haller Prize for Development Journalism was launched in June 2014. The ethos of Dr Rene Haller and the Haller Foundation is to promote and share knowledge. The same motivation has led to the establishment of this Prize.
The aim of the Prize is to encourage and advance excellent journalistic investigation of the charitable and entrepreneurial development sectors in sub-Saharan Africa.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Giving Women Land Rights, Giving them Solid economic footing

By Elias Ntungwe Ngalame

A woman Farming in Ndop-Cameroon
Elizabeth Maimo, a 52-year-old farmer barely ekes out a living from a tiny parcel of land she rents in Santa village in the North West Region of Cameroon.  The mother of five finds it hard to put food on the table for herself and her children, talk less of sending them to school. But some ten years ago, she and her husband were considered well-off.

 Farming on over 10 hectares of land, Maimo and her husband could comfortably feed their family and sell the surplus to raise family income. In a country where 40 percent of the population lives below the poverty line, her family was counted among the wealthy.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Plastic Bags the Environmental Plague that Keep African Gov’ts Worried

By Elias Ntungwe Ngalame

Heap of non-biodegradable plastic bags in Nkoldongo neighbourhood in Yaounde.
It is ubiquitous – the plastic shopping bag, so handy for everything from toting groceries, newly bought dresses to disposing of pooh, may be a victim of its own success.

Plastic bags are a true menace to our ecosystems and our waste disposal goals. Barely recyclable, once discarded, they either enter our landfills or our marine ecosystem.

COMIFAC’s Forest Governance Meeting Holds in Douala- Cameroon

By Elias Ntungwe Ngalame

In a bid to putting in place a roadmap to make forest governance in the Central African region more appropriate,forest experts grouped in different themes are meeting in Douala- Cameroon to participate in different adhoc committees on the subject.  The meeting organized by the executive secretary of COMIFAC with the support of CEEAC,  GIZ/COMIFAC project, the World Bank and JICA held on July 29-30, 2014.