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Livelihood and Alternative Skill Development

Lelewal has been actively supporting her communities in the domain of livelihood and Alternative Skills development and in other domains like Tailoring, income generating activities and the valorization of Non Timber Forest Products (NTFP). Indigenous peoples in Cameroon are around ninety nine percent nature dependent mainly hunter-gatherer and traditional livestock grazing. The advent of climate change phenomenon has devastated their livelihood and consequently their well-being. In the main time, the Mbororo community of Ngorin who are mainly Pastoralists have been [...]

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Leadership and Human Rights

Lelewal has been involve in a multitude of programs that are geared towards building strong leadership within indigenous peoples communities and the strengthening of the recognition of indigenous peoples rights as stipulated by the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) which are special rights and are inherent to the Universal Declaration of fundamental human rights. Through her positions on changing the “top down approach “model of development, to a model where indigenous peoples and local communities are effectively [...]

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Awareness and Education

Lelewal also carries out awareness programs on education particularly adult literacy for indigenous leaders who cannot read nor write. The organization has supported around twenty indigenous leaders in getting basic education. The organization has been supporting indigenous “Mbororo” and Baka children particularly the girl child in primary schools, by distributing school materials at the beginning of every school year and also paying school fees for some of them. Despite the increasing demand for assistance by vulnerable children of indigenous peoples, [...]

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Research & Documentation

Lelewal has actively participated in the domain of scientific and fact-finding research in producing documentation on indigenous people’s situation in Cameroon in the following domains; indigenous people’s traditional knowledge and innovations; Climate Change and Climate Finance; Indigenous Peoples Land Tenure and Land Use systems; Traditional Healing and Medicines etc. Through these research programs Lelewal is able to orientate the advocacy and lobbying decisions of the organization and communities’ orientation on decision making processes.

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Climate Change and Environmental Protection.

Due to the unfettered forces of globalization, the world today is facing an unprecedented rate of climatic change. The climatic and ecological devastations brought about by the unsustainable development practices of rapidly developing and industrialized countries have different impacts on indigenous peoples. . The two Lelewal pilot areas, have in recent times witnessed increase in the degradation of land and natural resources- Forest by-products, wood fuel, water and pastures for cattle. Land access, use and sustainable management of land and natural resources [...]

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Traditional Healing and Health Care Systems

In the domain of health, Lelewal and her partner communities decided to valorize traditional medicine and healing systems. Mr. Nkolo Thade, chief of Nyabibete said “This healing system is from our ancestors and is highly effective and less expensive, reason why we have to valorize , maintain and pass it to our younger generation” In the case of the Baka people, traditional medicine and healing systems has remained an option to the modern medicine which is too expensive and [...]

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Indigenous People Sustainable Self Determined Development

Indigenous People Sustainable Self Determined Development Indigenous People Sustainable Self Determined Development is one of the foremost training programs designed by Tebtebba Foundation in collaboration with the entire ELATIA partnership to benefit indigenous people community leaders and organizers on the orientation and knowledge on thematic areas which are vital for indigenous people self-determination. These areas are the Multiple Global Crises and Indigenous Peoples; Human Right Base Approach (HRBA); Indigenous Women and their Rights in IPSSDD; Indigenous People Knowledge and Cultural Approach; [...]

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Education and awareness of indiginous peopl with lelewal

Lelewal also carry out awareness programs on education particularly adult literacy for indigenous leaders who can read nor write. The organization has supported around twenty indigenous leaders in getting basic education. The organization has been supporting indigenous Mbororo and Baka children particularly the girl child in primary schools, by distributing school materials at the beginning of every school and also paying school fees for some of them. Despite the increasing demand for assistance of vulnerable children of indigenous peoples, the [...]

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Climate change Complexities on Baka Pygmies and Mbororo Pastoralists.

Climate change matters to the future of our civilization because it is literally a life or death matter.In the past four decades, the dependency of the forest Baka pygmies of Djoum and the Mbororo pastoralist of Ngorin,  has been depending on natural resources as their main source of livelihoods. These livelihoods nowadays are continuously being affected by the impacts of climate change in retarding social and inclusive development towards the self-determination. The human and natural factors as high temperatures [...]

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Sustainable Grazing Tactics of the Pastoralists of Ngorin

Due to the effects of climate change on the Pastoralists brought by high temperature and hash weather conditions with the appearance of strange plants on pastoral land which is not consumed by cattle and thus reducing the land available for grazing, the drying up of streams and rivers, increase cattle and human diseases. The Pastoralists has adopted other means of grazing which is carrying their cattle to the valleys for transhumance during the dry season and back to the [...]

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