Sustainable Management Of Environment And Conservation
In line with the expectations of the millennium development goals, CEDCOW will participate in international campaigns and discourse that centres on key development challenges affecting society and the environment in Africa
Our vision is to build sustainable balance between people and nature by empowering local communities in Africa to reduce poverty, enhance their opportunities and well-being as well as strengthen their roles as environmental actors . CEDCOW also support efforts to engage people to create and build important and accountable institutions, a sound public policy and development models that protect diversity and integration of selected ecosystem. We believe that this requires the willingness on the part of people to try to understand one another's perspective and seek common grounds.
CEDCOW will also support all efforts that promote environmental sustainability, eg tree planting, natural resource management, protection of flora and fauna and build capacity of forest communities.
In those areas, besides promoting tree-planting and soil improvement ventures, CEDCOW WILL:
Support schemes which provide alternative sources of income for local communities.
Promotes wildlife, forest preservation and ecotourism.
Work with local partners and organisations to identify and initiate projects which conserve endangered wildlife and biodiversity .
Promote sustainable use and conservation of medical plants.
Encourage the use and conservation of non wood forest products.