NDANIFOR ECOVILLAGE

Gaia Excellence award

Take a look to the article GlobalShakers.com published recently on the vision of Joshua Konkankoh for both Ndanifor and Bafut Ecovillages, and for a real alternative for the much-needed system change.

Better World Cameroon in Portugal

Listen to Relíquias acolhe vizinhos vindos dos Camarões. by Radio RIO on #SoundCloud

A welcoming message from the President of the Parish Council of Relíquias to Joshua Konkankoh, Nchang Celestine, Malcolm Koh, Neba Grace, Nyemkuna Elizabeth and Koh Crystel, members of Better World Cameroon, currently living in the small town in Southern Portugal due to the escalation of the civil war affecting Cameroon.

TRANSITION TO BAFUT ECOVILLAGE

BAFUT Peace Ecovillage

What does it take to transform an existing traditional village or rural area into an ecovillage?

An Ecovillage is a human-scale, full-featured settlement, with multiple centers of initiative, in which human activities are harmlessly integrated into the natural world in a way that is supportive of healthy human development, and can be successfully continued into the indefinite future. (Robert Gilman)

Better World Cameroon helps the local stakeholders in the realization of sustainable development work for Bafut. Many of our activities can be seen as connected to this ambitious and complex goal of creating Bafut Ecovillage by 2020.

The basic matter of our programmes are made of ideas, vision of healing biotopes and information for the most central mental shift. To realise peace villages, we have to know what peace is through reconnecting with our indigenous knowledge systems to learn the rules of trust solidarity and love.

Cocreation with Tamera in this area and mutual support will lead us to the rediscovery of community from our African perspective and enhance the ability of our youth to rewrite our history, our lamguage and our tradition. The youth will be able to tell their own stories.

The programmes based on the spirit of Ndanifor are geered building a sense of solidarity and belonging to encourage youth to care of each other and to relearn our values and our culture. All the programme activities will use the concept of the Living Biotope to bring healing to our traumatised youth and women.

For more detailed information, please visit the following link:  BAFUT Ecovillage

 

Community sensitization and information exchange

Change and desire for transition must come from within: individuals and communities are looking for solutions and a way forward in the face of Climate Change. Any solution will need to be grounded in local culture, wisdom and agreement. We are using multiple venues for exchange of information:

  • Broadcasting (In collaboration with the Climate Change Unit at Bafut Council)
  • Social networking through Facebook and other channels, this website and our YouTube channel
  • Market stand (2016) and Information booths at events
  • Permaculture roadshow 
  • Village Assemblies 

Education and trainingteaching women stove building

  • Nature Clubs in Schools are operating under Better World Student Nature Club.
  • Ecovillage Design Education following Gaia Education guidelines
  • Food security programs: Addressing Farmers issues and developing local solutions.
  • Annual international summer work camp for students: hands-on leadership training and Permaculture introduction
  • Capacity building for volunteers
  • Stove building workshops delivering smoke free kitchens to households throughout the region

 

Demonstration site Ndanifor Permaculture Ecovillage

This is where we invite folks to come and experience hands-on training courses, see permaculture applications and conduct experiments for solutions. We work closely with our immediate surrounding community of Bawum and Alegnwi.

  • Ecological building: Learning Center and Eco-lodge
  • Permaculture application
  • High Value Agricultural Product development
  • Water retention Landscape (in planning)

Social business development

How can we do business that benefits all areas of sustainability: economic, environmental, cultural and social? This is the question we are exploring through Better Coop, taking responsibility for

  • Eco-Lodge and Learning Center operations
  • High Value Agriculture Products
  • Stove building

Become part of the transition

We invite your input and participation! Call us 651 995 755 . Become a volunteer or enroll for a course. Stay current on the development of Bafut Ecovillage by subscribing to our Blog (top right of page) and watch our Facebook Page.

You can also be part of this grassroots project and help changing hundreds of lives by making your donation here, or by clicking in the “Donate with PayPal” button on the side bar, in the top of the page.

Cocasia presentation

Cocasia presentation


Comments

NDANIFOR ECOVILLAGE — 51 Comments

    • How is this ecovillage getting on? Is it being much effected by the recent conflicts in Cameron? I sincerely hope that you are all still strongly functioning and not being too badly affected. Sending my blessings.

      • The project has been affected and has faced huge set backs due to this conflict as explained in our just published post. However, we are still functioning, developing the project and finding other ways to keep moving forward. Thank you for reaching out and for your blessings.

  1. What’s amazing is that the target population is not those in the cities but those in the rural areas. My village in particular. Thank you

  2. I am Tebug Thomas Tumasang,an agricultural engineer working in the university of Dschang. I am interested in livelihood agricultural development. Especially in permaculture in the rural areas.

  3. I the permaculture idea and will volunteer. very interested in livelihood development

  4. Greetings from Grupo Fenix North Nicaragua. We are an organization with similar values, history, experience, and practices as what I see in your website. The videos about Bafut have refueled the vision that has grown in our community. It will be valuable to keep in contact.

  5. Magnifique projet ! L’Afrique est un continent aux extraordinaires ressources ; Puissiez-vous diffuser la bonne parole et surtout les bonnes pratiques partout autours de vous. Merci ♥ ♥ ♥
    Marie-Line
    Co-présidente Réseau Français des Ecovillages

  6. Better live is a good avenue of learning.it is a reputable innovative organization that is worthwhile.i learn in your everyday post.wish and hope to always keep in touch.

  7. I have a pation of preserving the environment from all this environmental delima so will be happy if am given the chance to participate in some project

  8. I like what better world Cameroon is doing,their every activities carried out in Bafut.But now I will like to ask a question; with the crisis going on now,how does better world Cameroon get to carry out it’s activities? Because I will like to volunteer

    • We continue to work in our office in Bamenda, located at Che Street. You can go through our website and fill out our volunteer application form.

  9. hallo everybody, I love what you have done & am shocked what happened – that there is no life there any more at the moment. I will spreat around the news everywhwere, I promise…!! we are with You & will watch what is happening, we will rise in number to help land + people to heal + grow.

    please, everybody who reads here:
    please show up by a short – or longer – comment,
    so that we can see the page is on-going frequented!

    Huggs & heart-connection to all the people, supporting crafts of life
    Ella

    • Thank you Ella. We are continuously seeking out ways to continue with our vision despite the current situation. Please stay connected as we will be sharing updates on our progress.

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  11. Hello Joseph, how are you my friend….

    Been a long time, I see good happenings in Bafut. I’m very proud for you.

    Your friend,
    Steven Wise
    Africa Wise Group
    Just sending love, been very busy for a while.

  12. It’s amazing the work you guys are doing, it’s really great to have people like you to help. I wish you guys continue to accomplish greater things. Would love to be a part of it, to volunteer.

  13. Bonjour,je suis d’origine Suisse,j’ai 62 ans,j’ai vu vos videos sans le son,car panne de son,bien sur comme je suis paysan a la base, ecologiste et spirituel je suis tres interesse par votre demarche.
    Mon parcours me dirige a Bafut,je vous contacterai bientôt car j’espere avoir la possibilite de vous rencontrer.

  14. I have been following your Facebook page am impressed with the activities most especially Ecovision 2020.sustainable development goals is the important for developmental projects in the communities.

  15. Being there myself and seeing the great work done (the cultural buildings, beautiful flowers), I mean it’s just wonderful. Wishing you all the best

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  19. It’s always been a delight to me to see the great initiative taken by better world Cameroon through the power name Ndanifor Premaculture with focus on realizing the giant landmark project “Bafut Ecovillage” which has tremendously been transformed from a dream to a reality. Such a delight to go over the Ecovillage Video Teaser displayed recently. The progress is irreversable. Thumbs up to the team working towards the success of the community Bafut. God bless.

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