All posts by Ada Acobta


The Resource Center for Environment and Sustainable Development is back again with the second phase of “Camergreen Competition”, this time around for the first public national auditions. Fifty-five contestants were selected from across the nation to audition in front of a panel of Jury on the 29th of July 2017 at Chariot Hotel Hall, Buea.


Imagine waking up as a teenage girl with blood on your bedding and no idea why it is there. Imagine first your fear, then your shame and confusion after asking your care giver what is wrong and they tell you it is not an appropriate conversation for the home. Most care givers do not talk

Journée Internationale de la Diversité Biologique Parlons-En

Le 22 mai, est considéré comme la journée internationale de la diversité biologique  qui est un événement annuelle  et a été proclame par les NATION UNIS  afin d ; accroître la compréhension et l’importance du problème que pose la biodiversité. Le thème de cette année 2017 est ; ‘’ biodiversité  et tourisme durable’. La diversité des espèces,

RCESD briefs; “Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism”

The International Day of Biodiversity (IDB) was created by the second committee of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly in late 1993, 29 December which was the day of entry into force of the convention of Biological Diversity. In December 2000, the UN General Assembly adopted 22 May as IDB, to commemorate the adoption of

The Mangroves of Rio del Rey Risks Extinction

Mangroves play an important role in maintaining Africa’s coastlines and human livelihoods. With their abundant roots which grow naturally around coastlines, they have become a very suitable environment where fish lay eggs and reproduce. These plants also minimize coastal erosion by reducing the power of tidal waves, while their intertwining meshed roots as well as

‘Happy Hour’ Makes Work Effective at RCESD

“Let us make every day full of surprises. Live everyday like it’s a celebration, never have a dull moment, and make every hour a happy hour”  Lilly Pulitzer The Resource Centre for Environment and Sustainable Development (RCESD) organized an indoor ‘’HAPPY HOUR’’ introduced by the EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, MBUNYA FRANCIS. Happy hour is a monthly routine

RCESD Participates in the South-South Cooperation on Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns

In an attempt to reduce social, economic and political dependence of countries in the Southern hemisphere on countries in the Northern hemisphere, the United Nations (UN) Environment formed the South-South cooperation under the initiative called the ten year framework (10YF) program. The main goal of the south-south cooperation is to enable exchange of resources and

Earth Day; Education on Climate Change Could Save the Earth

Earth day is an annual event organized across the world every 22nd of April. The event is held to demonstrate support for environmental protection and encourages the planting of trees. The theme for this year, 2017 earth day was environmental education and climate literacy. Education is the foundation for progress and is the most powerful

RCESD 2017: Development Interventions that Matter

“You never change things by fighting the existing reality, to change something, build a new model that makes the existing model absolute“. R. Buckminster Development intervention actions are most often geared towards alleviating poverty. Unfortunately, some of these strategies put in place fail to consider the needs of the people concerned as well as the

Building Hope for Capacity in Conservation through International Collaborations; The Earth Optimism Summit.

We are making this change happen, we are building hope for a better earth. Given the gravity of the crisis facing nature, there has been enough reason to give up. Yet RCESD, in combined efforts with other nature conservation organizations around the world are winning the fight to keep Mother Nature protected, or at least,

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