Wirsiy Emmanuel Binyuy

Wirsiy Emmanuel Binyuy

APICULTURE AND NATURE CONSERVATION CAMPAIGNER

Specialist in
APICULTURE Forest Conservation PEASANT WOMEN MICROFINANCE Agroforestry

About me

CAMEROON GENDER AND ENVIRONMENT WATCH (CAMGEW)

CAMGEW is a not-for-profit organization created in October 2007 with authorization number N° 000998/RDA/JO6/BAPP to look for a solution to environmental and women’s issues in Cameroon. CAMGEW works locally and thinks globally, integrating gender in solving environmental problems in Cameroon. CAMGEW believes that the future of our mother planet-earth is in the hands of men and women, young and old and also that this planet can be sustained by putting social and environmental justice at the centre of development.

Taking in to consideration the numerous environmental and gender problems encountered in the world at large, and recognizing that solutions to these problems can only come through concerted action from all concerned persons and citizen organizations, CAMGEW is an initiative in this direction.

Considering that the Millennium Development Goals adopted by the 55th session of the General Assembly of the United Nations places environment and gender issues amongst important international concerns, CAMGEW seeks to serve as a means to fill any gaps in Cameroon towards the realization of these cherished goals of protecting the environment and enhancing gender equality.

Considering that environment and gender issues are problems that exists worldwide and requires global or local solutions, CAMGEW hereby adopts the principle of equal but differentiated responsibilities in looking for solutions to environmental and gender problems at the local level.

CAMGEW seeks to achieve its objectives based on its credo of Think Globally and Act Locally by liaising with other like minded organizations worldwide. CAMGEW therefore resolves to function according to its core values of honesty, engagement and dedication in total respect of its constitution.

CAMGEW’s Vision: A society free from poverty, gender inequality and unsustainable environmental practices.

CAMGEW’s Mission Statement: We do environmental protection by strengthening the capacity of community members especially women and young people in eco-businesses and forest regeneration for livelihood improvement in the Kilum-Ijim forest area.

CAMGEW’s Global OBJECTIVE: An inclusive and sustainably managed Kilum-Ijim forest through forest regeneration and agroforestry for eco-business.

CAMGEW’S SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES:

Local government actors supported and citizens’ engagement promoted to ensure effective management of the Kilum-Ijim Forest.

Eco-business operators in Kilum-Ijim Forest area master the techniques of production to produce good quality and sufficient quantity for the market.

Eco-business operators have adequate capacity and have increased revenue through the commercialisation of their products.

Women in the Kilum-Ijim area are empowered and participate in forest management and community development.

CAMGEW will have developed projects and seek funds to handle challenges in the Kilum-Ijim area and develop a good system to manage funds.

CAMGEW will work with like-minded organisations and people to share knowledge, experiences on forest local governance issues and learn from them.

Area of Action: Kilum-Ijim Forest and environs.

Opportunities: Consultancy on Bee farming trainings, Agroforestry and Forest regeneration.

Using of honey bi-products for the production of other products like wax, candles, and soaps.

Target GROUPS: Forest users, Less privileged children and Peasant women.

What we offer: Agroforestry training, Bee farming training, Nursery development, Child development, Forest regeneration, Micro-credit schemes for women and Environmental education