ICLEI With Council
ICLEI Representative
Grace Stead ICLEI Representative
ICLEI Representative
Belinda Mills ICLEI representative









ICLEI is the leading global network of more than 1,500 cities, towns and regions committed to building a sustainable future.

Bafut municipality is in partnership with the ICLEI network to become a sustainable, low-carbon, resilient,  bio diverse, resource-efficient, productive, healthy and happy, transitioned city, with a green economy and smart all round infrastructure.
ICLEI  consultants Belinda Mills and Grace Stead from South Africa recently visited Bafut and
since their timing coincided with the EDE (Ecovillage Design Education) , they chose to  stay for a few days at Ndanifor Permaculture Ecovillage and experience the demonstration site first hand .
Being around our program gave them insight into what Bafut ecovillage is aiming for and a chance to meet Better World members who work with Bafut council on planning and implementation of Climate change adaptation programs.
They were here to meet with Bafut Council, to carry out feasibility studies and to facilitate a three day training workshop on the execution and management of projects for Local Governments for Sustainability.
The presence of GEN (Global Ecovillage) CEO Kosha Joubert, who was leading the training at Ndanifor Permaculture Ecovillage, gave opportunity for their organizations to gain understanding of goals and steps for Bafut Ecovillage 2020.

BWC staff with ICLEI Representatives, GEN CEO and Bafut Secretary General
BWC staff with ECLEI Representatives, GEN CEO and Bafut Secretary General

Better World staff and Bafut Council representatives accompanied the consultants as they met  Bafut Mayor Langsi, the District Officer, the principal of COTECC and the Fon of Bafut.
Grace and Belinda made a short  introductory presentation to members of Bafut council, engaging them in an entertaining exercise followed by a short slide show on the impacts of climate change.Grace asks Council questions about lifestyle

Later some local entrepeneurs involved in renewable energy projects; solar street lighting, bio gas applications and  water access using solar pumping,  gave presentations and discussed possible alliances. ICLEI receives info from Alternative energy businessesA packed program left little time for socializing, but in a short breakfast interview Grace shared: “ I think that Bafut Ecovillage is a shining example for other villages all over Africa to show, really, what can be done, how it can be done.”

4 thoughts on “A visit from Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI)”

  1. Thanks Knut for saying it!
    Our hope is that the world will recognise our efforts in transforming the commitments of Paris Agreement and UN Sustainable Development Goals SDGs into concrete climate actions by the youth in Cameroon.

  2. Tearing down walls of stereotypes and showcasing what you can offer to the world at large is all what it takes .Kudos for being spot on this betterworld!!

  3. Bafut is an influential living example of a life changing top concern that stands as a major challenge to the world today(Climate change).In corporation with Better world and other significant groups that strife best towards remedy to the climate change plaque, Bafut stands out to be an outstanding example from Cameroon and Africa that works towards a common goal in making the world free a safe habitat for human liking. I am proud to be from Bafut and like to thank the people of Bafut for giving room to innovative ideas and thinking out of the box to work plans on realising Ecovillage 2020 project and many others that aline a pipeline.God bless this Fondom.

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