The PISCCA 2021-2022 projects was launched at the French Residence in Cameroon on July 8, 2021. The Center Region Project Manager of SEKAKOH, Mr. Ndengue David Antoine, represented our organization.
It should be noted that SEKAKOH has completed and delivered a manual borehole in Labo village, thanks to PISCCA 2020. The borehole was constructed to ameliorate access to potable water for the population and reduce waterbone disease prevalence around the peripheries of the Mpem and Djim National Park.
Also, under the SEKAKOH-PISCCA project, community sensitization workshops were organized by SEKAKOH and the technical Assistant to the Mpem and Djim National Park across Yangba, Serére, Jerusalem, Kamkata, Djim-Massambe and Mapenje on
Biodiversity protection and sustainable exploitation of natural resources.
For 6 days, locals were presented a documentary film realized from the park and environs. They also received PowerPoint presentations on why protect biodiversity and distributed manual booklets on the wildlife laws of Cameroon. The booklet is colorfully designed with wildlife images and elaborated content that contains the classification status of animal species and names in English, French and Vernacular of these local communities.
This was done to improve the relationship between the protected area / park management service and locals.
Thanks to PISCCA 2020-2021 funds, beekeeping as an alternative livelihood has effectively taken off in Serére and Ngoro.
Mr Tamasang Justice, who was one of the beneficiaries, has produced 6 more hives in addition to the 2 he had received from the training to make a total of 8 hives all colonized.
Mr Tamasang is getting ready for honey harvest. The beekeeping activity has been greatly appreciated by locals. Harvesting has been planned for August-September 2021 respective of the colonization dates.