Enyenge Development Initiative

(Unverified non-profit organisation)

The Enyenge Development Initiative (EDI) is an NGO in Cameroon. The organisation aims to promote development. Currently, EDI is working on a project to provide a hand pump water system to local communities.



Year established


Organisation annual cash turnover (in US$ equivalent)

Less than 500,000

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1. The Organization for Sustainable Rural Infrastructure(OSRI) (sourced from the Live Build document on the Banga Bakundu Water Project) It is specialized in the planning, monitoring and execution of community based infrastructure projects in rural communities in South West Cameroon, providing technical support in the implementation of rural infrastructures, especially rural water supplies, roads, bridges, culverts etc. The management team is composed of trained and experienced personnel in the social, civil and water-engineering domain. Based on their capacity, various sustainable projects have been realized in the South West Region. These include: • 25 community water schemes • 4 bridges • 1 community hall • 1 seminary (Lutheran seminary) • 9 training courses for the management of rural infrastructure. OSRI has been offering these consultancy services since 1991. Its head office is in Kumba, a 2 hours minute drive from Enyenge . It operates under the 1990 law permitting the freedom of Association in Cameroon with authorization No G39/D14/5/1001 of 8thDecember1991. In June 2013, the EDI team met with Dr. Klaus Flessner; the Coordinator cum Technical Adviser of GIZ, Tel: M+237 75 35 80 51, 33 32 28 36, Email: Klaus.flessner1@giz.de, website: www.giz.de, to solicit his indulgence to be a partner on the project; however, due to his tight schedule, he linked us with his colleague, Mr. John Tansah; the Infrastructural Development Officer GIZ,Tel: +237 77 40 83 37,Email: johntansah@tahoo.com, who is the OSRI founder. Mr Tansah and Mr Akuru of OSRI have agreed to work with the team to bring forth the successful implementation of this project. The project will be implemented under the leadership of an elected water management committee, which will be assisted by EDI and other existing government institutions. The design of the project is in conformity with IRC publications on community water supplies. During execution of the project, OSRI will be responsible for the following activities: • All technicalities concerning the construction. • Providing on the job training to caretakers. • Facilitating the formation of the water management committee. • Training of the management committee to ensure the continuity of the project. • Sensitize and mobilize the community to participate actively in all the stages of the project. To ensure effective community participation the village council and the water management committee will be closely involved with the following o Community fund raising programs o Communal labour (i.e. digging and carrying of material) o Mobilization of available local resources (financial, material and human) for the Implementation of the project 2. Organization for Gender , Civic and Youth Development(OGCEYOD) OGCEYOD is a Cameroonian based Non-governmental Organization that was created on the 17th of July 2005 with a vision to improve the standard of living of Youths and women from a variety of backgrounds and to mainstream sustainable development. OGCEYOD is a joint venture with a corporate social vision, mission, goal and objectives to mainstream Sustainable Development through Education, capacity building, advocacy and lobbying, research, exchange visits, recreation, innovations, peace and dialogue. Their activities are focused on education and research with five thematic areas of intervention; Education, Environment, Capacity Building/Economic Empowerment, HIV/AIDS, Agriculture and they use a right base approach in carrying out these activities. They have also been very influential in gender based activities as well as human rights and development issues in the country. They have a work force of 3 permanent staff and a couple of local and international volunteers. 3. African Research Center for Banana and plantains (CARBAP) is headed by Dr. Justine Okolle in the South West Region. He is a researcher, Lecturer, community development officer with several years of working experience as outlined below. - 2013 - : Chief of Anntena for the Southwest Region, African Research Center on Bananas and Plantains - 2012 - : Research Entomologist, Laboratory of Entomology, Institute of Agricultural Research for Development (IRAD Ekona, South West Region, Cameroon) - 2007-2011: Research Entomologist (Research Officer), African Research Centre on Bananas and Plantains (CARBAP), Cameroon. - 2002-2003: Research Entomologist, African Research Centre on Bananas and Plantains (CARBAP), Cameroon - 1999-2002: Chemistry/Biology/Human Biology lecturer/Head of Biology Department in Christ the King College (CKC),Tiko, Cameroon. (b) Part-Time Positions - 2013: Lecturer (Plants Entomology, Principles of Crop Protection), University Institute of the Diocese of Buea, Cameroon - 2010-2012: Lecturer (Research Methodology & Report Writing & Presentation Skills). Higher Institute of Business Management & Technology, Buea, Cameroon (www.hibmat.org) - 2007-: Undergraduate/Graduate/Postgraduate lecturer (Principles of Pest Management, Invertebrate & Vertebrate Zoology, Insect Systematics, Insect Physiology/Biochemistry, Plant Health Management, Applied Entomology, Pests of Tropical Crops, Pesticide Chemistry, Toxicology & Application, Insect Ecology and Chemical Ecology of Insects), Departments of Zoology & Animal Physiology, Botany & Plant Physiology and Agronomic & Applied Molecular Sciences, University of Buea, Cameroon. - 2004-2005: Research assistant (Monitoring and Management of insect pests and Fusarium disease on bananas) in Synergy Farm Sdn.Bhd, Ara Kuda-Seberang Prai, Penang State, Malaysia 4. The South West Development Authority (SOWEDA) is determined to reinforce its engagement to foster its role as a catalyst of development in the South West Region. , as well as the Livestock and Fisheries Development Project. The overall objective of SOWEDA is to the fight against poverty and food shortage. Also, the need to work in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture and (Common Initiative Groups) CIGs, for the production of seeds like maize, beans, plantain suckers, etc; and that of Public Works for the construction and rehabilitation of rural farm to market roads, led by RUMPI Rural area participatory development project ( RUMPI PROJECT). 5. The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MINADER) focuses on the following thematic areas to fight against poverty and rural development. • Infrastructure; construction of farm to market roads, markets, community barns, water schemes, sanitation, education and health in synergy with Rumpi project and SOWEDA. • Capacity building; Extension services to farmer organizations on modern farming practices, book keeping, savings and loans. • Agriculture; provision of improved seeds to farmer organizations • Funding of micro-projects on Agriculture, livestock and fisheries. • Project coordination, through monitoring and evaluation.

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Doing business with the poor; Project funding

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Africa: Cameroon

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