Innovation Fund

ProVID2 presents at the general assembly of an indigenous peoples’ network: RACOPY

The 76th General Assembly (GA) of the Réseau de Recherche-Actions Concertées Pygmées (RACOPY) was a good opportunity to present the project to popularize innovations for sustainable development (ProVID2), a third-party project of PDTIE.

RACOPY is a network of indigenous forest peoples (IPs), bringing together Baka, Bagyéli, Bedzang community organizations and civil society organizations (CSOs) working to defend their rights. From February 29 to March 1, 2024, in the commune of Akom II, in the Ocean department of Cameroon’s Southern region, the network held its 76th AGM, against a backdrop of organizational strengthening. As usual, a number of members presented current initiatives that could benefit the network or PA communities. Network member ‘Forêts et Développement Rural (FODER)’ took the opportunity to present the ProVID2 project, which aims to bring innovations (resulting from the Projet de Déploiement des Technologies et Innovations Environnementales pour le Développement Durable et la Réduction de la Pauvreté (PDTIE)) closer to the people through basic social structures (SSB) in Cameroon and the DRC. Emphasis was placed on the areas of activity covered by PDTIE innovations, notably agriculture, health, construction, processing and the environment.

As the project is in the production phase, participants were reassured that they will receive these tools when the time comes, so that they can be better informed about the innovations, their roles, and thus inform other members of their respective communities.