Biodiversity conservation by sustainable land management in the Wum lake ecosystem
Biodiversity conservation by sustainable land management in the Wum lake ecosystem
This project are to identify and access the applicability of potential conservation farming techniques, build the capacity of indigenous communities around the Lake Ecosystem in sustainable land management and facilitate a shift from the currently practised slash and burn to sustainable land management practices based on a sustainable land management and integrated ecosystem management principles in the lake area.
The approach taken is a participatory integrated community based land management and biodiversity conservation that will fully involve the indigenous people (herders) and native farmers (croppers). The project will also consider gender mainstreaming and involve women, youths (boys and girls) and persons with disabilities.

The project is necessary because Wum Lake is a touristic site and also considered to be of outstanding local and National importance for conservation of its biodiversity, most of which are endemic in the North West Region.

The project is located in the Wum Lake Ecosystem and targets the herders, an indigenous landless minority group of Muslim background who live in the area in scattered hamlets and depend on livestock keeping and subsistent agriculture for their livelihoods. The project also targets the native croppers (particularly women) of the surrounding communities and youths. It comprises 4 main activities. By accomplishing these activities, the project would have achieved the goals and specific objectives of sustainable land management and it will adopt local capacity building in sustainable land management, integrated ecosystem management and climate change mitigation.
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Project Snapshot

Area Of Work:
Climate Change Mitigation
Land Degradation
Grant Amount:
US$ 48,020.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 23,851.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 25,242.00
Project Number:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Notable Community Participation
- 20 indigenous people and native farmers (8 men, 12 women) will be trained to become trainers of other men and women of the other communities to actively participate in Conservation Farming and integrated ecosystem management techniques in the Lake area.
Significant Participation of Indigenous Peoples
- Direct beneficiaries of the project will include indigenous Mbororo people and indigenous dwellers in the Lake area. The project comprises of training of trainers workshops for indigenous people and 3 training workshops in sustainable land management for indigenous people. They will apply the training to train other indigenous people to practice Conservation Farming and Integrated Ecosystem Management and actively participate in the conservation of the biodiversity and soils.
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Hectares of globally significant biodiversity area protected or sustainably managed by project 12
Tonnes of CO2 decreased or avoided by energy efficient and renewable energy technologies or applying environmentally sustainable transport practices introduced by SGP Project 11270
Hectares of degraded land rest 20

Grantee Contact

M. Dighambong Mwo Anthony
Phone: +237 79 74 64 08


Bamenda , North-West , P.O BOX: 312

SGP Country office contact

Ms. Mpeck Nyemeck Marie-Laure
Mr. Fogué Aimé Kamga
(237) 22 20 08 00/22 20 08 01


c/o UNDP Office, P.O. Box 836