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

Saving Ecosystems

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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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.

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Sustainable Tourism

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

Strengthening Measures to Eradicate Poliomyelitis

Many children in South West Cameroon remain unvaccinated against polio; thus, the campaign for polio vaccinations will be relaunched in March of 2024 in an attempt to reach these vulnerable children.  Global Hand Cameroon attended a press briefing on the latest campaign strategies.  [READ MORE]

Child receiving polio vaccination
Child receiving polio vaccination

Sharing Knowledge About Tree Nurseries

Three nursery operators from the village of Kotto II were recently invited to the multipurpose nursery in Bakingili for an exchange of ideas and knowledge. The visit was extremely positive and has opened a path for collaboration between the two communities.  [READ MORE]

View of seedlings growing in the Bakingili multipurpose nursery
Bakingili Multipurpose Nursery

Conservation Within Cocoa Production Communities

Global Hand Cameroon has been selected as the Local Support Organization to conduct an assessment of a proposed multipurpose nursery and agroforestry project in the village of Kotto II in Bomboko. This project will assist local cocoa farmers and also help preserve valuable forest resources.   [READ MORE]

Cocoa production
Cocoa farming

Preventing Polio in the Rural Populations

Phase 2 of the campaign for polio vaccinations kicked off in Buea with a meeting of media professionals on 26 October 2023. It is hoped that with a successful media blitz many more children in rural areas will be vaccinated against polio during the campaign rounds to be conducted 3-5 November 2023.   [READ MORE]

Group photo, polio phase 2
Group participants

Collaboration with Agricultural Training Center

Global Hand Cameroon has been in discussions with the Centre Polyvalent de Formation about the possibility of extending their bio-agricultural training programs to the South West Region. Bio-agriculture is a sustainable and cost-effective farming system with important health and environmental benefits.   [READ MORE]

Farming plot created and tended by students
Farming plot created and tended by students

Workshop on Vaccination Against Polio

On 15 September 2023, a representative of Global Hand Cameroon attended an informational meeting on the upcoming campaign for polio vaccination. The meeting was designed for local journalists to help them sensitize the community on the importance of polio vaccinations.   [READ MORE]

Some of the participants in vaccination workshop
Some of the participants in vaccination workshop

Beekeeping to Conserve the Mount Cameroon Forest

Mr. Evambe Thompson, founder and CEO of Global Hand Cameroon, was recently featured in a story published on the Planet Forward website about his work using beekeeping as a tool to conserve the exceptionally rich and biodiverse forests surrounding Mount Cameroon.   [READ THE STORY HERE]

Thompson with a full comb of honey. Photo courtesy of Batata Boris-Karloff
A full comb of honey. Photo courtesy of Batata Boris-Karloff, Planet Forward

Denouncing Hate and Hate Speech

On 13 June 2023, Global Hand Cameroon joined several other NGOs to hold a workshop in Buea on methods to identify, expose and eliminate hate speech. The workshop brought together people local to the area as well as those forced from their homes due to the Anglophone Crisis.   [READ MORE]

Round table discussion on hate speech at the Christian Broadcasting Service
Discussion on hate speech at the Christian Broadcasting Service

Human-Elephant Conflict, Mount Cameroon National Park

In late May and early June of 2023, Global Hand Cameroon participated in several sensitization meetings that were held to address the problem of conflicts between forest elephants and local farmers on the western boundary of Mount Cameroon National Park.  [READ MORE]

Bomana village meeting
Bomana village meeting on human-elephant conflict

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