Updates

June 2020

COVID-19-Indigenous Peoples-Lelewal

Lelewal champions the fight against COVID-19 among Indigenous Peoples Indigenous Baka are among the most vulnerable to COVID-19. They have very limited access to health care facilities and services. The best way to fight against COVID-19 among them is prevention, and this is exactly what Lelewal is doing by educating them on the proscribed measures by WHO and the Government of Cameroon, providing face masks, hand sanitizers, washing hands buckets, soap, health related materials and food items. Indigenous Baka communities [...]

Culture in conservation

            Using Njengi annual dance to bridge the culture–nature gap. Njengi annual dance of Baka Indigenous Peoples epitomizes the culture–nature relationship that determines how their cultural values and norms frame relationships with the natural forest and create justifications and motivations for conservation. Following Baka forest zoning approach, Njengi forest is the core conservation area (ndandai-eciti), while the other forest spirits such as Kossé, Elimbo, Yeyi, Joboko, Dohdi, Ngaje dwell in the traditional buffer zone called parki-atiaciti. The outermost area [...]

Indigenous People Sustainable Self Determined Development ( IPSSDD)

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; Indigenous Territorial Management Systems, [...]

Community base monitoring and information systems (CBMIS)

Through the community base monitoring and information systems (CBMIS), Lelewal has carried seminars, workshops, field survey and communities mapping in order to provide data and evidence of the existence of changes within the community set up and community forest. The five major components of CBMIS which are Land, territories and resources; Traditional knowledge; Traditional governance, Full and effective participation; Human rights and to an extend demography, has help communities members to do survey and mapping of their communities and [...]

May 2020

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; [...]

April 2020

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]