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Title:Community-based conservation of natural resources in dry and sub-humid savannas: proceedings of the second RNSCC international seminar, 8 February 2006, Yaoundé, Cameroon
Editor:Mayaka, Theodore BilengISNI
City of publisher:Maroua
Publisher:Regional Network for the Synergy between the Convention on Biological Diversity and the Convention to Combat Desertification in West and Cental Africa (RNSCC)
Geographic terms:Central Africa
Subjects:natural resource management
community participation
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Abstract:The Regional Network for the Synergy between CBD (community-based development) and (UN)CCD (United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification) brings together NGOs from West and Central Africa to deal with poverty alleviation, sustainable land use, and biodiversity protection. The main focus of the RNSCC programme is knowledge exchange and capacity building through the organization of annual seminars, workshops and training courses. This volume contains the papers presented at the February 2006 seminar, whose theme was 'Community-based conservation of natural resources in dry and sub-humid savannas'. In his key note address, Gerard A. Persoon takes a look at some of the themes and issues that the co-management literature has either neglected or not yet resolved. Two papers, both on Cameroon, deal with social and anthropological issues, one by Claude Abé, the other by Mohamadou Bachirou, Jean-Pierre Mvondo-Awono and Francis Nchembi Tarla. The next section discusses institutional and organizational issues and contains two papers on Cameroon by Sébastien Luc Kamga-Kamden and Joseph Tiébou, and by Serge Bobo Kadiri and Roger Ngoufo. Section three, on bridging the gap between scientific and traditional knowledge systems, contains papers by Paul Loth on Eritrea, and Nicole Marie Guedje, Bernard-Aloys Nkongmeneck and Jean Lejoly on Cameroon. The final section contains case studies of community-based conservation of natural resources, notably in the Waza Logone floodplain of Cameroon (Hans de Iongh et al.), Benin (Etotépé A. Sogbohossou and Hugues Akpona, and North Cameroon (Minette Tomedi Eyango, S. Vander Stuyft and Olivier Mikolasek). [ASC Leiden abstract]