2016 EDE training Update

Better World Cameroon is currently hosting the first Cameroon Ecovillage Design Education (EDE) training 2016. We are blessed to have an enthusiastic cross section of Cameroonians from the local community and as far away as Bertoua  along with  a few international participants.  We are half way through the course already!
Our intention is to set up a sustainable, cooperative agribusiness incubator network for Africa. Adapting the course to  Cameroonian and African perspectives, the bioregional EDE blueprint is designed to integrate tested indigenous climate adaptation, green building , agro-ecology and modern techniques of social innovation into a holistic  model of sustainable development for Africa.

sponsoring supportersCourse objectives

-Introduce curriculum and concepts from GEN, Gaia university and Gaia education resources
-Demonstrate where youth entrepreneurs fit into the broader ecosystems of agribusiness in Africa
-Distinguish types of social incubation adapted to Cameroon
-Determine the importance of youth entrepreneurship to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals
-Conceptualize ideas with participants to start their own business incubators in cooperation with Better coop
-Co-create (dragon dreaming) with Bafut community, the eco vision 2020.

Target groups

The Cameroon EDE 2016 training is designed for young change makers, small and medium size enterprises, farmers, development organizations, cultural associations, local governments, professional institutions and business stakeholders wishing to increase their understanding and knowhow of the business incubation process.small group EDE

About Bafut Ecovillage Project

To understand our impact on both local and world climate we need to recognize the affects of urbanization, agricultural systems and the ecosystems they depend on.
The Bafut Ecovision 2020 is an opportunity to apply indigenous local knowledge in community forums to provide alternative ideas, support local entrepreneurs, create sustainable food systems while both mitigating and transforming the community’s impact on climate. Everything we do has consequences and with knowledge, support and the will to create a positive outcome, we can make a difference.

You can follow the EDE in pictures on our Facebook page .

Laying of the foundation stone

celebration at Ndanifor Permaculture Ecovillage

With the building season underway a number of projects have begun to be realized at Ndanifor Permaculture Ecovillage. One important event for our building season this year took place on February 4, 2016 : The laying of the foundation stone  … Continue reading →

Ecological building training

learning to build with earth

An Ecological building company in Bafut Along with our building projects of the past two seasons (Eco hut and Meeting hall & kitchen) we have been training people in ecological building techniques. We introduced building with Cob, made natural plaster, … Continue reading →

Gifts of empowerment

farmers share

It is the season of gift giving Who do you choose to support with your donations or efforts? Are you hosting a seasonal party that could be a fundraising event? Does the company you work for support charity? Looking at … Continue reading →

Grand Opening of Permaculture Learning Center Bafut

After five months of construction, the Permaculture Learning Center at the Better World Cameroon (BWC) Ndanifor Permaculture Ecovillage was presented to the public, during its grand opening April 10th, 2015. This facility, funded by the North American branch of cosmetics … Continue reading →

Progress at Ndanifor Ecovillage and farm

Progress looks like seeing the Meeting Hall/Kitchen close to completion and the land transformed in preparation for planting. All around the community residents have been busy cultivating, moving the previous year’s vegetative material off the beds and in between the … Continue reading →