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Citizenship music video (2021)

Carin Bakousse - Inguéniga featuring the indigenous peoples of Cameroon: Baka, Bagyeli, Bedzang and Bakola.

Inguéniga is a song from the forest which raises awareness of the importance of citizenship amongst indigenous and other minority peoples in Cameroon.

Inguéniga means "Let's go!" in the Maka language of Eastern Cameroon.

This video was produced as part of the Indigenous Navigator project, and funded by the European Union.


For more information about the citizenship challenges faced by the indigenous peoples of Cameroon, see our reports.

A message from the Baka women of Assoumindélé: A participatory video (2017)

Made by Baka women from Assoumindélé, South Cameroon, this participatory video, part-funded by Oxfam and the EU, explains their perspective of their land rights struggles. 

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Our forest is empty: indigenous women monitor forest threats in Cameroon (2017)

On International Women’s Day 2017, indigenous Baka and Bagyeli women in the rainforest of southern Cameroon are facing up to threats to their lands, livelihoods and forests.


Equipped with smartphone apps, women are learning how to monitor the issues that affect their lives the most. Cameroon’s forests are facing rapid change from industrial logging and mining that degrade the forest, and from protected areas that prevent forest communities from accessing their customary land.


In some forest areas, women also face human rights violations from conservation ecoguards who regularly target forest communities with impunity, intimidating and beating people, and taking their hunting traps so they can no longer feed themselves and their families.

Monitoring of illegal logging by the Baka in their ancestral forests (2013)

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Participatory Mapping (2012)

The Baka use personal digital assistants with a built-in GPS system to collect data (illegal logging sites, felled trees, traditional medicines, hunting and fishing areas, etc.) in their ancestral forests.

They use this information to create interactive maps of these forests in order to advocate against illegal logging. These maps and the data collected can then be used by Cameroon's Ministry of Forestry in the fight against illegal logging.

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