Centre for Community Regeneration and Development

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ESD Integrates key sustainable development issues into teaching and learning. ESD consequently promotes competencies like critical thinking, imagining future scenarios and making decisions in a collaborative way. Education for Sustainable Development empowers learners to make informed decisions and take responsible actions for environmental integrity, economic viability and a just society, for present and future generations. It is holistic and transformational education for all people to learn the values, behavior and lifestyles required for a sustainable future and for positive societal transformation. CCREAD-Cameroon is of the key partners of UNESCO in the implementation of the Global Action Program on ESD. Centre for Community Regeneration and Development after many years of ESD actions won the 2016 UNESCO-Japan Prize on ESD: http://www.unesco.org/new/en/media-services/single-view/news/winners_of_2016_unesco_prize_for_sustainability_education_co/

Since the beginning of the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2014), CCREAD-Cameroon has been promoting ESD through its various activities, including

  • Human Rights, democracy and good governance education
  • Sexuality and family planning education
  • Entrepreneurship education
  • Environmental impact assessment (EIA) Education
  • Environmental and nature conservation education
  • Sustainable agricultural education and training
  • Community engagement, mobilization and leadership       education
  • The creation of an ESD Training Institute and establishment of ESD community learning and exchange centers across Cameroon

The Rise for Nature Program (RNP) is an integrated conservation program which was initiated and launched by CCREAD-Cameroon volunteers in 2012. The primary objective of the program is to mobilize and engage local communities for effective conservation and protection of biodiversity through sensitization, education, advocacy and the creation of community led structures. The program specifically runs projects such as;

  • Integrated Biodiversity Conservation education
  • Creation of community forestry and wildlife conservation groups around National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries
  • Conducting research on the balance between conservation and sustainable livelihoods
  • Training of Hunters and illegal and indiscriminate biodiversity exploiters on alternative sources of income generation
  • Educating indigenous forest community members on the provisions of the 1994 Forestry and wildlife laws and other international regulations
  • Climate change education, and adaptation

 

 

The Social and economic empowerment program implemented within the framework of the current action plan focuses on the promotion of different activities which help in regenerating local communities while providing marginalized women, youths and indigenous people with opportunities for self reliance and the promotion of cost effective initiatives for poverty alleviation. Specific projects implemented within the framework of this program includes:

  • Intensive Vocational training. This project trains at least 150 women and youths every year and assists at least 50 % of them to set up micro enterprises after the training received. CCREAD-Cameroon has already established two training centers across Cameroon and is working on establishing more training units and developing the training programs into full time vocational schools for the social and economic empowerment of marginalized women and youths across Cameroon
  • Assisting communities through Sustainable Agricultural promotion activities. Within this program, CCREAD-Cameroon focuses on establishing women and youth farming groups which are legalized and registered as Common Initiative Groups (CIGs) and Cooperative Societies. Through these groups, the organization supports them through the provision of targeted training modules on different forms of environmentally and cost effective agriculture and finally helps these groups in setting up the farms with are closely monitored and evaluated jointly.

This long term program at CCREAD-Cameroon has focused for the past 6 years on community driven activities to promote access to basic health and education services for marginalized children, women and indigenous people across the South West and Littoral Regions of Cameroon. The program runs the following specific projects

  • Provision of hygiene and sanitation services to community health centers and schools
  • Building of local infrastructures for community health units and schools
  • Training of Traditional Birth Attendants and supply of delivery kits to poor pregnant women
  • Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV
  • Feeding programs for community primary school children
  • Donation of books and scholarships to orphans and vulnerable children
  • Health On Call project

One of the main programs implemented by CCREAD-Cameroon since 2010 has focused on mobilizing and engaging local communities and stakeholders in the promotion of good governance and the respect of human rights especially the rights of women and girls within communities

  • Campaigning against violence on women and girls in Cameroon
  • Mobilizing traditional authorities to promote the rights of women and girls
  • Building the capacities of local groups and CSOs for human rights and good governance education, advocacy and counseling
  • Ending all forms of Gender base violence(GBV) and promoting Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights
  • Campaigning against unsafe abortion and abortion stigmatization
  • Securing political and economic rights of women through advocacy
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