• 15 September 2022
  • 10:00-10:30
  • Room: Digital Room 2

Voices of the landscape: The role of Cameroon’s traditional rulers in restoration

Digital Room 2

Africa’s cultural and political identity cannot exist without its traditional rulers. For centuries, traditional rulers, some known as “chieftaincies,” “Igwes,” or “queen mothers,” have been key in maintaining peace, preserving customary laws & in helping to ensure the legitimacy of post-colonial politicians/leaders. Their influence in maintaining Africa’s cultural anchoring was and is still key. Now, they are working to tackle climate change in a fight to preserve their ways of life. This session will explore the critical role traditional rulers have played in community-led restoration projects in Nkambe Cameroon and will feature the stories of Chiefs from GLFx Nkambe, Cameroon, Chapter.

This session has been made possible through the generous support of the Robert Bosch Foundation