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.
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.
SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
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.
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.
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]
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]
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]