Permaculture demonstration site
Ndanifor Permaculture Ecovillage welcomes you

Ecovillage Design Education Aug.3 – 16, 2017, in Bafut

A training program to bring together people like you who are

  • ready to take action to fight climate change impact
  • needing support through networking and sharing of ideas
  •  searching for a common language for change
  • making the connection between the well-being of the Earth and the survival of humankind

During this 14-day program you will work in teams to enhance ideas. You’ll play together to develop trust. Immerse yourself in Nature for a re-charge. Open your eyes to the magical web of life. In four main topic categories (dimensions) we engage in discussions and experiential learning.

The EDE curriculum:

The curriculum for this EDE in Cameroon is based on the Gaia Education curriculum. We are adapting the content to an African context to be most useful for participants from African countries. Course language is English, French translation available.

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Social leadershipSocial dimension

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Cultural identity and roots

Connect with Nature

Practice self-care

Become a change agent for a new world

Keep a journal of dreams and your learning



Leadership skills and inclusive group process

Decision-making for success


Conflict as invitation to growth

Celebration and rituals



Entrepreneurship for youth

Social business models

Strengthening local economy

Ethics for sustainable growth

Networking and marketing



Design integrated systems concerning:

-Water, Energy and mobility

-Elements of sustainable villages and cities

-Food security

– Habitat and Wilderness




A detailed schedule will be published closer to the event.  We focus on experiential learning with much hands-on practice and interactive time.  gaia education inspired

Be prepared for a full-time course: morning, afternoon and evening programs. You will receive a certificate only if you complete the required number of hours for the EDE certification.

Use this course to really get your vision ready to take shape and start building your support network .


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Meet our teaching and organizing team

Joshua and Sonita planning

Joshua Konkankoh and Sonita Mbah are leading the Better World team in planning this Event. Both have been certified at EDE’s in Germany, and participated in further related training programs in Europe, Egypt, Senegal and Ghana.

Joshua Konkankoh, director of Better World Cameroon


Joshua Konkankoh is the program leader and creator for African Permaculture content. He is passionate about water systems, community participation, preservation of indigenous cultures and the transition to Bafut Ecovillage .


EDE leader Sonita Mbah


Sonita Mbah  is the at the heart of the EDE. Well connected in GEN Europe and Africa, and ever expanding her knowledge and abilities, she’ll be part of the teaching team as well as core organizer. Get inspired by her energy and passion.



Kosha Joubert

Kosha Joubert is an international facilitator, trainer and consultant who has led many programs in diverse environments.

Participants will enjoy her passionate leadership and wealth of experience.


Guest instructors

Joram Suh instructor

Joram Suh is an innovative farmer who has many years of experience in the region. He runs Agro Complex Resource center in Mambu. Rooted in Bafut culture, Joram shares his rich experience in water systems, forestry, seed preservation and mushroom culture. Joram has facilitated several hands-on training sessions at Ndanifor Permaculture Ecovillage.


Elke Cole Natural building instructorElke Cole is an experienced natural builder, facilitator and stove builder. She works with Better World Cameroon creating ecological buildings for Ndanifor Permaculture Ecovillage and builds Rocket cook stoves in our communities. Elke has a Permaculture Design Certificate and teacher training to complement her degree in Architecture.


EDE facilitatorRoland Fomundam  is joining us to talk about entrepreneurship. He runs GreenHouse Ventures Ltd and other businesses and has plenty of experience to share.




More guest facilitators to be announced!

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Location and Lodging

The EDE will take place at Ndanifor Permaculture Ecovillage in Bafut. Our facilities include a meeting hall, kitchens, eco-huts and eco-hostel in a peaceful rural farm environment. Internet access may be available on low bandwidth modems.

All Participants and staff will be staying in beautiful hostel style accommodation and a small number of private cabins. Camping is an option for those who have their own equipment.

We provide three meals /day, locally produced and prepared in our kitchen. Be ready for some food-cultural diversity!

Cost of program and how to apply

We wish to make this course available and affordable to those who will most benefit from it. Find your category below for fees.

Cameroonian nationalsAfricanInternational
Regular fee15000 cfaTBA210 €
Scholarship (fees only)

What’s included

✓ A packed 14 day learning experience   ✓3 healthy meals /day    ✓hostel accommodation  ✓EDE certification (conditional)   ✓field trips

Available at extra cost

✧ laundry    ✧ bedding    ✧ beverages    ✧ snacks

Not included

✕ travel to Bafut, NW Cameroon   ✕Visa    ✕ insurance   ✕ vaccination    ✕ bedding (available for a fee)   ✕ internet

We have a page for frequently asked questions that may help you prepare for coming to Bafut.

Are you ready? Our online enrollment form is your next step. 

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visit to Bafut Palace

EDE is more than you can do? check out our International Summer Workcamp. Another great program at Ndanifor Permaculture Ecovillage.