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Installation of a free potable piping water network from montain springs in Ebone village, Moungo Division, Littoral Region of Cameroon
by OCAPROCE INTERNATIONALE NGO (Non-governmental organization (NGO))
The Community of Ebone hosts a host family for social tourism which is also an orphanage (FARESO). During one of our missions in this host family for capacity building, we were challenged by the problem of water supply suffered by this locality. Thus, we took over the problem with the local authorities and the populations by forming a committee to study and follow-up the project of water supply.
Our volunteer work consisted of preliminary field descent to assess the situation, identify the strengths and weaknesses of the irrigation project we advocated, and the opportunities and threats that the environment might present.
We then produced a technical project document of water supply with different levels of intervention until the realization.
With the agreement of the committee set up, we drew up an estimate of the material and a fundraising strategy that we had conducted with the populations, elites, associations, corporate citizens and local authorities.
After the purchase of the equipment by the Committee, we had installed the entire network, according to the pre-established plan. At the end of this project, we carried out the appropriate tests which proved to be successful.
To sum up, we made a voluntary technical but also manual commitment to accompany these populations to set up their own water supply system to solve various problems related to health, production and Improvement of the quality of life.
Progress reports
14.1
By 2025, prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution
Type of commitment
NUTRIENTS
  • Other (please specify): Promote access to drinking water and more broadly water for agricultural and livestock needs.
14.2
By 2020, sustainably manage and protect marine and coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for their restoration in order to achieve healthy and productive oceans
Type of commitment
  • Integrated Coastal Management
14.3
Minimize and address the impacts of ocean acidification, including through enhanced scientific cooperation at all levels
Type of commitment
  • CO2 emission reductions (energy efficiency, renewable energy, etc.)
14.4
By 2020, effectively regulate harvesting and end overfishing, illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing and destructive fishing practices and implement science-based management plans, in order to restore fish stocks in the shortest time feasible, at least to levels that can produce maximum sustainable yield as determined by their biological characteristics
Type of commitment
  • Reduction and elimination fishing practices and gear that destroy/degrade marine habitat
14.5
By 2020, conserve at least 10 per cent of coastal and marine areas, consistent with national and international law and based on the best available scientific information
Type of commitment
  • Locally or community managed marine areas
14.6
By 2020, prohibit certain forms of fisheries subsidies which contribute to overcapacity and overfishing, eliminate subsidies that contribute to illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing and refrain from introducing new such subsidies, recognizing that appropriate and effective special and differential treatment for developing and least developed countries should be an integral part of the World Trade Organization fisheries subsidies negotiation
Type of commitment
  • information relating to harmful subsidies
14.7
By 2030, increase the economic benefits to Small Island developing States and least developed countries from the sustainable use of marine resources, including through sustainable management of fisheries, aquaculture and tourism
Type of commitment
  • Economic benefits from sustainable tourism
14.a
Increase scientific knowledge, develop research capacity and transfer marine technology, taking into account the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission Criteria and Guidelines on the Transfer of Marine Technology, in order to improve ocean health and to enhance the contribution of marine biodiversity to the development of developing countries, in particular small island developing States and least developed countries
Type of commitment
  • Training and professional development
14.b
Provide access for small-scale artisanal fishers to marine resources and markets
Type of commitment
  • Legal/policy/institutional measures
14.c
Enhance the conservation and sustainable use of oceans and their resources by implementing international law as reflected in UNCLOS, which provides the legal framework for the conservation and sustainable use of oceans and their resources, as recalled in paragraph 158 of The Future We Want
Type of commitment
  • Activities to raise awareness of the comprehensive legal and policy framework for the sustainable development of oceans and seas, in particular UNCLOS, its Implementing Agreements and other relevant ocean-related instruments and promote their effective im
December 2010 to Jun
- Installation of the piping network to the registered groups and dwellings
February- May 2009
- Fundraising, local and national awareness
November 2008 to Jan
- Feasibility study for the realization of the project
September 2008
- Identification of mountain sources and selection according to their flow
Staff / Technical expertise
I also took great pleasure in being an actor on the field for the installation of the piping network. From the junction of the various elements until the discovery of the final result with the water supply spreading the locality.
Staff / Technical expertise
I personally helped identifing on the ground the existing, mapping of the area and looking for the best mountain water sources, through the forest. The objective was the flows measuring, their relevance and then determining what flows could be used for th
Staff / Technical expertise
I then helped to draw up the network plan, a scheme that took into account different environmental parameters, then I helped to identify the groups and houses to be connected with the pipe, to communicate and to sensitize them so that they could ownership
Staff / Technical expertise
With a team composed of some members of the Committee, we put together the realization project, which revealed the communication plan, the search for funding, the timetable for implementation, the monitoring plan and the assessment and maintenance tools.
Basic information
Time-frame: September 2008 - June 2011
Partners
- AGROTOUR CAMEROUN - Organization of Social, Solidarity tourism, Environment, Agriculture and local cultures. (Civil Society Organization) - FARESO -Organization for the reception of disadvantaged young people and promotion of sustainable development practices) - Organization of Civil Society LONG PLANETE URGENCE (French NGO for emergency solidarity intervention in different countries, to provide capacity building or humanitarian support).
Ocean Basins
  • South Atlantic
Beneficiary countries
Cameroon
Other beneficaries
This project is a pioneer in the region, it does not only enable people to have access to safe drinking water, it also enables them to have access to drinking water for housework, agriculture and livestock. As a result, the surrounding populations, civil
Contact information
Yves Pascal HONLA, Executive Representative Cameroon, bobforhyp@gmail.com, 00237 690457584
Secrtariat International: Case postale 40 CH. 1211 Genve 20 CICG Tel: +41 78 893 11 54 Web site: www.ocaproce.org
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