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Cameroon: Marine Litter on the Limbe Beaches- a Growing Environmental Concern.

Posted by Edith Achamukong on July 17, 2014 at 11:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Environment experts say the increasing amounts of waste on the sea and beaches could be lethal, reason why bad waste disposal habits need to be dropped.

Over the years, the activities of fishermen, traders and tourists along the coastline of Cameroon have put the health of sea birds, reptiles, fish and sea mammals and human beings in jeopardy.

On a daily basis, waste material generally referred to as marine litter is generated comprising plastic bags, plastic bottles, cigarette s...

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Wonderful Bag to Reduce fuel consumption for Cameroonian Households

Posted by Edith Achamukong on May 3, 2014 at 3:25 AM Comments comments (0)

A specially designed bag called ‘The Wonderful Bag’ has been introduced to low and high income households in Buea sub division to enable them cook while saving time, fuel and money. The bag that is made from cloth is filled with an insulating material called polystyrene that conserves heat or cold for a long time. It is an initiative of an environment NGO Pro Climate International and is intended to scale down the felling of trees for firewood around the Mount Cameroon National Pa...

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1st African food security conference, "Harnessing Ecosystem based Approaches for Food Security and Adaptation to climate change"

Posted by AFJACC on May 1, 2013 at 5:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Dear AFJACC Members,
Africa's vulnerability to climate change impacts has been underscored by recent severe droughts in the Sahel and the Horn of Africa. Africa’s population will constitute about 23% of the global population by 2050, placing huge demand on states to ensure enough food for their populations. These factors raises big questions about the types of approaches needed to meet future food security challenges.

With the shift...

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Critically endangered Cross River Gorilla killed in NW Cameroon

Posted by Regina Fonjia Leke on March 26, 2013 at 9:55 AM Comments comments (0)

A community of Pinyin people in Santa Subdivision, NW Cameroon, March 1, 2013 reportedly killed an over 40-year-old Silver-back Cross River Gorilla in coldblood. The critically endangered species had reportedly strayed from the proposed Tofala Hill Wildlife Sanctuary in the Lebialem Highlands in the Southwest Region of Cameroon.

The locals allegedly  used some 45 cartridges to shoot the gorilla and went on to finish the ape with several blows delivered with clubs and stones, leavin...

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Over 150 women schooled on their rights to access and benefits to natural resources

Posted by Regina Fonjia Leke on March 6, 2013 at 4:55 AM Comments comments (2)

Ahead of the 28thedition of the women’s day


Preparations towards the celebration of the 2013 edition of the International women’s day are already on top gear in Cameroon. Just almost two days to go to the 8th of March, internationally recognized as the day set aside to celebrate the woman, over 150 women drawn from 15 groups in the South West Region of Cameroon have been schooled on their rights to access and benefit from the rich natural resources ranging f...

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Looking for consultant to produce a report on: Harnessing Ecosystems goods and services for achieving Green Growth & SD in Africa.

Posted by AFJACC on February 14, 2013 at 10:55 AM Comments comments (0)

 

We are urgently looking for a  consultant to come up with a report on  "Harnessing Ecosystems goods and services for achieving Green Growth & SD in Africa.We need someone who  has written extensively on the topic of harnessing ecosystems to contribute to wealth and economic prosperity. I will appreciate if you can send to me some CVs. It is stressed that an African will bepreferable and should have  the following qualifications:

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African Climate Change Adaptation Knowledge Networks Endorse Continental Force.

Posted by AFJACC on February 9, 2013 at 7:15 PM Comments comments (0)

The Africa Adaptation Knowledge Network (AAKNet) has been endorsed as the continental force that will henceforth coordinate,facilitate and strengthen the exchange of information and knowledge infostering strategic planning on adaptation to climate change.

The network was authorized during a workshop hosted at the headquarters of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in Nairobi Kenya on 05-06 February 2013. About 70 representatives from some 20 regional adaptation knowledge pla...

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Call for submissions for energy journalism award

Posted by AFJACC on February 1, 2013 at 2:10 PM Comments comments (0)

 

Energy of Words calls for submissions of top Energy Journalist work

1February 2013 – Brussels – Energy of Words, an annual international media award established in 2004 by the Global Energy non-profitpartnership, calls for submissions of the best examples of energy printjournalism for consideration in this year’s award.

Eachyear, Energy of Words recognizes a journalist who through his/her workhas made a significant contribution to raising reader awa...

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UNEP Launches New Initiative to Support Climate Change Adaptation in Africa (AAKNet)

Posted by AFJACC on January 19, 2013 at 4:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Dear Colleagues

 

We are pleased to announce thelaunch of the  Africa Adaptation Knowledge Network (AAKNet)  InformationPortal. This  will Make Available Research, Experiences and LessonsLearned from Projects Across the Continent.

The Africa AdaptationKnowledge Network (AAKNet) aims to support climate change adaptation inAfrica by providing the following services:

Aggregating knowledge in addressingpertinent climatic risks, shared acr...

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