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Buruli Ulcer: Rapid Assessment of the Situation in Cameroon
Studer, Anja
Master's Thesis, University of Basel, Switzerland The objective of this study was to evaluate the importance and the geographical distribution of Buruli ulcer in Cameroon on the national level: using a rapid assessment procedure, areas at risk were identified and environmental characteristics of these areas analysed.
Common Property Resource Management, Institutional Change and Conflicts in African Floodplain Wetlands
Haller, Tobias
Most contemporary discussions on African development since independence forty years ago emphasize the notion that Africa is still “mal parti”. Many show discontent for what has been achieved in this time, despite that “Africa works” as is suggested by Chabal and Daloz in their widely discussed book (1999). I will focus on the issue of sustainable development in Africa. This will be illustrated by the presentation of a common property resource management research project (on fisheries, pastures, wildlife, water for irrigation, and forests). The question of why the overuse of natural resources and conflicts over resources are occurring in modern day Africa is addressed here. This research project is called “Common Property Institutions and Power Relations: Resource Management, Change and Conflicts in African Floodplain Wetlands”. It focuses on six African floodplain wetlands in semi-arid zones (Internal Niger Delta in Mali, Hadejia-Jama'ara in Northern Nigeria, Logone Floodplain in Northern Cameroon, Pangani Floodplain in Tanzania, Okavango Delta in Botswana and Kafue Flats in Zambia (Haller 2001)) [...]. The African Anthropologist 2002, Vol 9, No.1, pp. 25-35 Available from: African Journals Online
A la recherche des déterminants institutionnels du bien-être des populations sédentaires et nomades dans la plaine du Waza-Logone de la frontière camerounaise et tchadienne
Fokou, Gilbert
"Cette contribution présente les articulations d’une étude actuellement en cours dans la région du Logone et Chari au Cameroun et dont le but est d’oeuvrer pour l’élaboration des savoirs et des connaissances pour le développement pastoral. De nombreux groupes de populations sédentaires et nomades vivent dans cette localité et dépendent des plaines inondées du Sud du lac Tchad pour leur subsistance. Or, les ressources naturelles connaissent de grandes variations saisonnières et deviennent parfois la propriété des groupes sédentaires. De ce fait, les éleveurs nomades éprouvent de nombreuses difficultés pour accéder non seulement aux pâturages et à l’eau, mais aussi aux services de santé de qualité (centres hospitaliers, médicaments efficaces). L’ambition ici est de définir de nouvelles conditions institutionnelles d’accès aux soins de santé pour les populations sédentaires et nomades. En fait, la plupart des problèmes auxquels sont confrontés les nomades de nos jours seraient dus à l’inadaptation des règles formelles en vigueur aux stratégies de survie des populations rurales. Celles mises en place à l’époque pré-coloniale ne sont plus opérationnelles. L’on pourrait conclure, sous forme d’hypothèse à vérifier, que la définition de nouveaux cadres institutionnels de gestion des ressources naturelles pourrait contribuer à l’amélioration des conditions de santé des pasteurs nomades." Médecine Tropicale 2004, Vol. 64, No. 5, pp. 1-5 Download
Assessing health impacts of the Chad–Cameroon petroleum development and pipeline project
Utzinger, Jürg
"Health impact assessment (HIA) of projects, programmes and policies is increasingly recognized as a powerful methodology for mitigating negative health impacts and enhancing equitable and sustainable development, yet applications in the developing world are sparse. Here, we focus on a large infrastructure development in sub-Saharan Africa, namely the Chad–Cameroon petroleum development and pipeline project. We adapted a five-step process for HIA, consisting of (1) screening of project documents, (2) profiling of affected communities, (3) identifying priority health areas, predicting potential impacts, and proposing mitigation measures, (4) implementing interventions, and (5) monitoring and evaluation of health impacts. [...]" Environmental Impact Assessment Review 2004, Vol. 25, No. 1, pp. 63-93 Available from: ScienceDirect
Potentials of vertical flow constructed wetlands for faecal sludge dewatering in Subsaharian countries
Kengne Noumsi, Ives Magloire
PhD Thesis, University of Yaoundé, Cameroon For further information please contact the author
Condition d'Acclimatement d'Echinochoa pyramidalis (Lam.) Hitchc. & Chase et de Cyperus papyrus L. pour le Traitement de Bous de Vidange
Tsama Njitat, Valérie
Master's Thesis, Université de Yaoundé, Cameroun The main macrophytes that are used in constructed wetlands for treating faecal sludge or waste water in Europe and Asia are Typha spp. and Phragmites spp. Asia. These plants are absent in Cameroon. This study was designed to study the conditions of acclimatization of two indigenous species in Cameroon (Cyperus papyrus L. and Echinochoa pyramidalis (Lam.) Hitchc. & Chase cultivated in vertical flow constructed wetlands system fed with rough faecal sludge. Download
Contribution à la caractérisation de la production des boues de vidange de la ville de Yaoundé
Ambassa Ndiomo, Armand
In: Mémoire de Dess en Sciences de l’environnement. Université de Yaoundé, Cameroun. Download