SUMMARY OF CURRENT( ONGOING ) PROJECTS

Title:  STAR PROJECT (STRENGTHENING TRUST AND RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN COMMUNITY, SECURITY, AND JUSTICE SECTOR ACTORS FOR IMPROVED SECURITY IN THE FAR NORTH REGION OF CAMEROON).

Location: Far North Region

Start Date: September 2020

Main Beneficiary: citizens, law enforcement and justice sector actors

Project Summary: The overall goal of the project is to foster trust-building and collaboration on security among and between citizen, law enforcement and justice sector actors within communities vulnerable to violent extremism in the Far North Region of Cameroon. The 24 month project is funded by the US State Department’s Trans-Sahara Counterterrorism Partnership  and Supported by Search For Common Ground and is in two-fold; Improve trust and collaboration among and between citizens, law enforcement and justice sector actors and; to strengthen collaboration on shared security issues including violent extremism.

Main Objective : To foster trust-building and collaboration on security among and between citizen, law enforcement and justice sector actors within communities vulnerable to violent extremism in the Far North Region of Cameroon.

Key Outcomes:

  1. Improve Trust and dialogue among and between citizens, law enforcement and justice sector actors
  2. To strengthen collaboration on shared security issues, including violent extremism

Main Partner : Search for Common Ground

Donor : U.S. State Department’s Trans-Sahara Counterterrorism Partnership

Title :   BUILDING BRIDGES

Location: Far North Region

Start Date : May 2021

Main Beneficiary : Young people (15-35) Community leaders, administrative and elected officials

Project summary: The primary objective of the Building Bridges  is to pilot new initiatives for trust building, social cohesion and collaboration on security, governance and peace building among and between young boys and girls, administrative authorities and community leaders within mokolo and kouseri community, vulnerable to violent extremism in the Far North region of Cameroon. The 8months project is funded by the Global Center on Cooperative Security.

Main Objective : To support  trust building, social cohesion and collaboration on security, governance and peace building among and between young boys and girls, administrative authorities and community leaders within mokolo and kouseri community, vulnerable to violent extremism in the Far North region of Cameroon.

Key Outcomes:

  1. Improved platforms to build trust, facilitate constructive dialogue, and foster understanding among and between communities, administrative authorities and community leaders.
  2. Citizens have improved access to information and positive examples of security, justice, and peace processes.

Main Partner : Global Center on Cooperative Security

Donor : Global Center on Cooperative Security

Title :  STRENGTHENING GROUNDS FOR PEACE IN BUEA SOUTHWEST;

Location: Far North Region

Start Date : May 2021`

Main Beneficiary : Traditional and elected authorities

Project Summary   The goal of this project is to create a platform for traditional authorities to build their capacities and engage their communities in mitigating hate and transforming conflict in their communities. This activity in the Southwest North Region mobilized 20 traditional and elected authorities to a 2days training to learn and share perspectives as well as find concrete actions against all forms of hate speech and hate action in the Southwest Region of Cameroon. The project will take next phase with follow up and collaboration with beneficiaries on how to implement the outcome document (THE BUEA CHIEFS DECLARATION AGAINST HATE SPEECH IN CAMEROON)of the training

Main Objective: To create a platform for traditional authorities and elected officials to build their capacities and engage their communities in mitigating hate and transforming conflict in their communities.

Key Outcomes:

  1. Improved capacities of traditional authorities in mitigating hate speech and transforming conflicts.
  2. Common strategies adopted by traditional authorities in mitigating hate speech in Fako.

Main Partner: DefyHateNow Cameroon

Donor: DefyHateNow

Title :  YOUTHS DEFYING HATE SPEECH IN SCHOOL MILIEU IN THE FAR NORTH REGION OF CAMEROON

Location: Far North Region

Start Date : May 2021

Main Beneficiary : Young people (students)

This project seeks to Fight against the spread of hate speech in schools and raise awareness among youth about hate speech and the risks it poses to peace and to youth themselves. It aims to inform and train youth on how to verify the veracity of a message before sharing and how to report a message that is believed to be inciting hate or misinformation on social media as well as school milieus. The initiative will further strengthen the capacities of Spread love clubs to engage in spreading love and countering hate speech activities. The activity is supported and funded by DEFYHATENOW and will be done through the organization of round-table talks, workshops and  brainbox activities on hate speech and fact-checking in secondary schools

Main Objective : To Fight against the spread of hate speech in schools and raise awareness among youth about hate speech and the risks it poses to peace and to youth themselve

Key Outcomes:

  1. Improved capacities of students in mitigating hate speech and transforming conflicts.
  2. LOYOC’s SpreadLove clubs are well-trained and equipped to combat hate speech in schools and act as whistleblowers for dangerous posts and messages.

Main Partner : DefyHateNow Cameroon

Donor : DefyHateNow

 

Title:  SALAAM INITIATIVE

Location: Far North Region

Start Date: September 2019

Main Beneficiary: Children (05-15) displaced and vulnerable to violent extremism

Project Summary: The Salaam Initiative 1 is a project that supports the education, re-insertion and wellbeing of children affected by violent conflicts, who have now become orphans or forcefully displaced in the Far North Region of Cameroon. Due to violent extremism in the region, these children have been separated from their families, left homeless and vulnerable to all forms of violence and abuse, with no hope of education or a better future.

Main Objective : To improve the life of vulnerable children through providing free schooling and safe space for learning/re-education,  Psycho-social, Mental Health and Well-being and Food, shelter and basic Amenities, Building skills for socio-economic empowerment and personality development and REINTEGRATING successful students into formal education systems.

Key Outcomes:

Vulnerable and displaced children in the Far North Region have improved access to safety, education and better psychosocial and economic well being.

Main Partner :

Donor : Self-funded

Project Title: KIDDIES CORNER

Location: Southwest Region

Start Date : September 2019

Main Beneficiary : Children ( boys and girls -05-10) in conflict affected communities of the SW

Project Summary:  Kiddies Corner is a project that supports the psychosocial welfare and peace building in children affected by violent conflicts in the southwest region of Cameroon. It aims at transforming and building the mindsets of children affected by violence as peace builders from an early age, through recreational and educative activities that build and foster skills in dialogue, trust-building and social cohesion among these kids.

Main Objective : To improve supports the psychosocial welfare and peace building in children affected by violent conflicts in the southwest region of Cameroon by providing safe space for learning/re-education,  Psycho-social, Mental Health and Well-being through recreational and educative activities.

Key Outcome: Children affected by violent extremism have increased psychosocial wellbeing and peace building skills through educational recreational activities.

Main Partner:

Donor: Self-funded

 

 

 

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