Converting Charcoal Production to Honey
Art Medium: Music and painting
Partner: Cameroon Gender and Environment Watch (CAMGEW)
Location: Njimom, Magba and Foamban communities in Cameroon
Charcoal production is devastating the Cameroon Western Highland forest. Charcoal producers cut down trees for its production as it is their only source of income.
This Creative Advocacy Practicum worked with a group of charcoal producers to analyze how its production negatively impacted the environment and their community and to introduce the idea of honey production as an alternative.
Through dialogue, sharing, and participatory learning the charcoal producers decided to learn to produce honey and transition away from charcoal production. They used music and art to educate others to do the same.