Simo Pierre Talla, Women Working for Women to Ensure a Culture of Sustainable Tourism in Buea, Cameroon
Women Working for Women to Ensure a Culture of Sustainable Tourism on Mount Cameroon is an initiative by Simo Pierre Talla of Sarah Etonge Foundation, a nonprofit organization headquartered in Buea, Cameroon. Tourism is one of the world’s largest and fastest growing industries and provides a wide range of income-generation opportunities for the organisations and individuals, particularly in developing regions. In many countries, it acts as an engine for development through foreign exchange earnings and the creation of direct and indirect employment. But in Buea, Cameroon, this activity is mainly dominated by male counterpart.
The aim of this project is to train female trekking tour guilds, closing down the gap between male and female in this sector and allowing women to benefit from this activity. Mount Cameroon National Park is the highest mountain in West and Centre Africa and also one of the most attracted tourism site in the country, hosting hundred of local and international tourists every year.