Global Hand Cameroon

Global Hand (GLOHA) is a Community Based Organization in Cameroon with its head office on the slopes of Mount Cameroon (Mt. Fako).  Our objectives are to identify opportunities to improve people’s livelihoods and alleviate poverty, and to engage communities in the sustainable management of natural resources.

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Mt. Etinde viewed from the forests and grasslands on the southern flank of Mt. Fako (Mount Cameroon)

What We Do


Creating awareness and engaging communities in the protection and preservation of South West Cameroon’s unique environment, recognizing the region’s important biodiversity and remarkable ecosystems which extend from sea level to over 4,000 m at the summit of Mount Cameroon.

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Using a community-based, participatory approach to identify and implement community programs and activities and empower the local population on individual, group and community levels. Integrated agroforestry, beekeeping, and other small-scale projects show great promise.

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Promoting best practices and sustainable natural resource management for improved livelihoods and increased income through the transformation of hunters to guides or trackers, and the engagement of youths and communities in healthy, resilient tourism activities.

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Our Latest News

Collaboration with Civic Watch Cameroon

Global Hand Cameroon met with the organization Civic Watch to exchange ideas and materials on combating hate speech. Hate and hate speech have been on the rise in Buea due to the ongoing Anglophone Crisis and the resulting increase in internally displaced persons.  [READ MORE]

Collaboration between organizations
Collaboration between organizations

Genetic Resources (Prunus Africana) and Rural Livelihoods

Non-timber forest products — especially those with medicinal value such as Voacanga, Harungana, and Prunus Africana — have long been the pharmacy to locals, and some farmers have begun to cultivate these genetic resources. Global Hand is collaborating with others to assist these farmers.  [READ MORE]

Meeting participants
Participants in genetics resources meeting, 26 January 2023

Denouncing Disinformation and Hate Speech

The first meeting of the African Fact-Checking Fellowship took place in Yaoundé, Cameroon, from 18–19 November 2022.  [READ MORE]

2022 African fact-checking conference, Yaoundé
 2022 African fact-checking conference, Yaoundé

Please see our blog for more news, or contact us for further information.  We would love to hear from you.