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Acting together to achieve social and environmental justice for all

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Buea - Thursday 17 October 2019 - Community radio talk

Event report

Talking with the head of units for Collaborative Management (CMU) and Community Development Units, it is certain that individuals, communities and families can overcome poverty if they harness resources from their immediate environment sustainably. For instance, upon the creation of the park, some park communities signed a Conservation and Development Agreement (CDA) which involved some activities which these villages have to execute in collaboration with the national park service.

On the other hand, the document equally engaged the park service to carry out certain Income Generating Activities (IGA), offer Conservation Bonuses (CB), and provide other opportunities like portable pipe born water, academic scholarship just to name but these.

In all, the population we talked to is convinced that natural resources or conservation is a veritable stepping stone towards eradicating poverty at every level in the community especially in the fields of tourism, modern beekeeping and wildlife protection.

Conservation will send our children to school, pay bills, provide grounds for other social amenities and above all provide a safe, caring, supportive environment for our children to learn, play and develop physically and intellectually.

We also talked to some local stakeholders and actors of local development like Mr. Ferdinand Ikome Wonganya who says poverty can lead to inferiority and inequality.

To him, poverty can not only be overcome through white-colar jobs.
Families and communities can exploit opportunities provided to them within their respective environment. For instance, Ferdinand was once a hunter because his parents did not have the opportunity to go to school, likewise himself. As a hunter at a very young age wen he joined his parents, he would spend 3 to 4 days in the bush without a kill but today, as a tour guide he is sure to make at least XAF 30000 for every 3 days hike on Mount Cameroon. So far, he has been able to send his children to school and provide their basic needs and amenities.

To conclude, he testify that life is much better with the conservation of natural resources which has been a pulling factor to nature lovers from all over the globe. Also, he makes more income than before. Working as a guide is less strenuous and not as demanding as being a hunter.

He equally advises other hunters and communities to work on sustainable natural resource exploitation like modern beekeeping rather than wild honey hunting to eradicate poverty in their families and communities just so that our children can have a better life.

Facebook page of the Mount Cameroon Hikers

Event description

We wish to declare our intention in joining the rest of the world in acting against poverty. We have been on this course since 2016 and this year, we still believe that awareness can do the magic. As such we shall be talking  over a community radio and with some traditional councils.

By Global Hand Cameroon

Buea
Cameroon

Port Louis - Saturday 19 October 2019 - Discussion with different stakeholders, including children and their families living in poverty

The October 17 Committee (Platform of NGOs fighting against poverty) and the National Human Rights Commission invite you to participate in a dialogue and exchange on the theme:

Eliminating Child Poverty: A Commitment of Society and a Challenge for Human Rights
Saturday, October 19, 2019 from 9.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m.,
Conference Room, Labourdonnais Hotel, Port Louis

Celebrated since 1987 as the World Day for The Eradication of Poverty and endorsed by the United Nations in 1992, the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty fosters dialogue and understanding between people living in poverty and their communities, and with society in general.

This year marks the 30thanniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child on November 20, 1989.  This landmark human rights treaty sets out the civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights of every child whatever his or her race, religion and abilities. But for all the children who suffer daily because of poverty and the stigma that often accompanies it, the promise of a hopeful childhood has not been fully realized. Is the poverty of children and their families an infringement of the rights of children contained in the International Convention dedicated to them?  Are the fight against child poverty and the promotion of human rights linked?  How to set up an overall policy that involves all actors and opens up a future for all children?  

All these issues are rarely discussed among specialists, but never with the main stakeholders themselves: Children living in poverty, their families, and the people and NGOs involved with them on a daily basis.

We wish to dialogue and exchange on this questions to mark the International Day of Eradication of Poverty. 

Port Louis
Mauritius

Kielce - Thursday 17 October 2019 - Assembly, Mass, Artistic performances

Oct 17 at 13:00 Kielce, Main Train station and near the Commemoration stone.

Holly mass, assembly,  and reminding the history and meaning of World Day for Overcoming Poverty.

Kielce
Poland

Varsaw - Thursday 17 October 2019 - Debate on Oct 17 and Dimensions on Poverty on Oct 23

Oct 17 at 13:00 Kamiliańska Misja Pomocy Społecznej. Warsaw, Traktorzystów 26

Debate on "Problem of poverty and homelessness among children and youth" with participation of Polish EAPN group of People Experiencing Poverty, youth theater performance, storytelling and fire show.

Oct 23 at 17:30 "Więź" editing house, Warsaw, Trębacka  3

Presentation of "the Hidden dimensions of poverty" research and polish translation of report on it. With a discussion on multidimensional approach to define poverty.   

October - November Tapori Campaign "Acting together: let's take care of what is important to us" dedicated to children rights based on story of Fon.

Varsaw
Poland

Varsaw - Monday 14 October 2019 - Evening of creativity and Art: music and word for dignity

Oct14 at 17:00 Centrum Aktywności Lokalnej. Warsaw, Paca 40

Music performance of the Streeters band and stories from "Storytellers committed" group.

Launching Tapori Campaign "Acting Together" dedicated to 30th anniversary of Convention of Rights of Children, reminding the history and meaning of World Day for Overcoming Extreme Poverty.

Varsaw
Poland