The Voice of Indigenous Populations in Development: Empowering Traditional Councils in Cameroon

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Title The Voice of Indigenous Populations in Development: Empowering Traditional Councils in Cameroon
Creator Lauren Elise Willie
Subject MACL
Description The voice of the indigenous populations living in the 233 villages of Manyu Division, Cameroon, has been suppressed by corruption and dependency on foreign aid. Community development is a top down rather than grassroots approach and the projects are started and completed without a sustainable amount of community involvement ultimately leading to abandoned unsustainable efforts. This project was designed to promote a better understanding of development in Manyu Division, Cameroon, through an indigenous perspective. A community group, traditional council, and Non-Government Organization (NGO) were interviewed using methods. The information collected from those interviews was used to create a development seminar that trained traditional leaders in development activities that highlighted the assets and resources in their communities. The insight gathered from the seminar led to the creation of a guidebook for working with rural communities to promote sustainable approaches to development.
Publisher Westminster College
Date 2013-04
Type Text; Image
Language eng
Rights Management Digital copyright 2013, Westminster College. All rights Reserved.
Metadata Cataloger Christopher Dasanjh
ARK ark:/87278/s6z63x5t
Setname wc_ir
Date Created 2013-05-29
Date Modified 2014-03-11
ID 1094036
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6z63x5t
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