World Day To Combat Desertification 2016
Protect Earth. Restore Land. Engage People.
In a bid to commemorate and celebrate World Day to Combat Desertification, The Greens in partnership with Regional Delegation of the Ministry of Environment, Protection of Nature and Sustainable Development for the North West Region (MINEPDED-NWR), Better World Cameroon, CCESN, La Liberte Arts Group, Alliance Francaise Bamenda, Y’ems Group, SURUDEV, Farmer Tantoh and Kedjom-Keku organized a Movie Screening, Forum Theater Debate and A Night at the Forest.
Presided over by the Regional Delegate of MINEPDED-NWR who read the UN Secretary General’s speech on World Day to Combat Desertification 2016, the Regional boss called on all stakeholders to carry out acitivities in line with the theme of world day to combat desertification: “Inclusive cooperation for achieving Land Degradation Neutrality” and Slogan: Protect Earth. Restore Land. Engage People
A 45-minutes documentary titled "Green" by Patrick Rouxel as well as Other short video documentaries such as “Sorry” and “Man VS Earth” by Prince Ea were screened during the event. This was followed by a forum theater debate which drew inspiration from a play that takes place in the following context:
In a village, a multinational proposes to build roads and school against the right to exploit the forest for palm oil industry. What should we do? The play triggered the audience to get rid of morality and go to the roots of the problem: why is there deforestation? After the play, the whole public was invited to share and to debate on the pros and cons of deforestation.
The great debate which engaged the more than 40 persons’ who attended the movie screening was closely followed by local homemade refreshment comprising of Ginger Juice from Better World Cameroon, Palm wine the village of Ndop supplied by Kedjom-Keku, oranges and bananas. The event ended with a visit to the organizations’ exhibition stands.
On Saturday the 18th – Sunday the 19th of June 16 Environmental Activists visited the Tubah Upland Forest for A Night at the Forest. The hike took the team to a cave, very steep volcanic plugs, water catchments, forests, and lots of exquisite forest sites.
Summarily, what happens in the forest stays in the forest. If I tell you, I will need to kill you. Join us next time for the unique hike.