Emmanuel Liyong Sama, Training of Youths in Traditional Handicrafts and Livelihoods for Cultural and Entrepreneurial Development
Liyong Emmanuel Sama, Coordinator of the Centre for Indigenous Resources Management and Development (CIRMAD), is the leader of the project titled: Training of Youths in Traditional Handicrafts and Livelihoods for Cultural and Entrepreneurial Development. The project is located in his native community of Balikumbat village in Northwest Cameroon, where skills in traditional craft-making and traditional livelihood skills are disappearing, rendering their products very scarce and dear. Consequently local interest in them is waning, in preference for mainly plastic substitutes. This project of aims to train the youth in traditional handicrafts and livelihood skills, for entrepreneurial development, cultural promotion and environmental protection.