Norbert Pintsch was awarded the Best Foreign Expatriate Award
- 2013 in Cameroon, here the text of his speech on the occasion:
Very respected ladies and gentlemen
First of all I would like to thank you for the honour bestowed upon me!
Cameroon is a rich country, with many resources and an efficient traditional culture. The efforts of the DGFK (German Society for the Development of Culture) and SES (Senior Expert Service) volunteers do not and were never supposed to transfer finished western ideas and products, rather much more the common development of solutions on site and together with the participants. Due to good cooperation with CAT (Centre for Appropriate Technology) and its Program-Director Mr. Njini Victor and the Volunteers, of which I consider myself one, we actually succeeded in finding new and maybe unusual ways ways of approaching the issues.
CAT combines three areas under its roof: AT (Appropriate Technology), HC (Handicraft) and CI (Communication and Information), whereas Dr. Senta Siller. was a pioneer of the HC and trained among others three groups of women in the making of Dolls and now these women are able to earn a living in the self-help project. The dolls are sold within and outside the country and in Cameroon embassies as souvenirs.
The AT has a cooperation with Pakistan and Columbia, which may be mentioned in this regard. But CAT has also developed a program for children and youth, in order to promote their awareness of AT. The CAT-Clubs are supported by the former German GTZ (Society for Technical Cooperation). In the meanwhile, we also have theYoungster-Club, as well as a Students-Club. These enable the interested students of universities in IAM&BUST (Institute for Alternative Methods et BamendaUniversity for Science and Technology) to acquire practical experience in AT. The further development of the AT and the necessary cooperation between local projects, other NGOs, etc. led this year to the establishment of SPATH (Society for the Promotion of Appropriate Technology and Housing).
A publication under the CI was published last year and since two years, there is also the Internet-Radio-Project.
Ladies and Gentlemen
At the end, I may thank you once again for the honour together with the hope for further initiatives and support of CAT and with that for your beautiful country.
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Musa Shey Nfor, young and dynamic President of the CamCCUL cum Bamenda Police Cooperative Credit Union LTD has been voted Watchdog Tribune Man of the Year. Musa Shey Nfor according to Dotta Ezekiel, Publisher/Editor of the Watcdog Tribune Newspaper, was voted Man of the Year following the reforms he implemented within CamCCUL network, ANEMCAM and the BAPCCUL.
Here below is the Press Release of the Watchdog Tribune.
Press Awards For Excellence To Meritorious Cameroonians/Establishments That Have Distinguished Themselves In Their Contributions To Nation Building In 2012.
(This List of winners is not arranged in any particular order)
Each year the Watchdog Tribune in collaboration with other newspapers makes National Press Awards for excellence to individuals or establishments with exceptional contributions to nation building in whatever domain. This can be above a lifetime, in a crisis or over a particular time, or more than just a long and distinguished service(s).
Also our prestigious Press Awards are for people or Establishments that have a major impact on nation building and brought about significant change.
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The lecturers and students at the college of the Medical and Pharmaceutical Science of the Catholic University in Cameroon (CATUC) in the Bui Division of the North West region of Cameroon have overwhelmingly praised and thanked the Center for Appropriate Technology (CAT) Cameroon and its German born volunteers Prof. Norbert Pintsch, Mme Renate Perner and Mr. Lutz Fluegge for the kind gesture of offering them symbolic medical equipment. The staff room of this university unit was the venue for all smiles on Feb. 19th 2013 as the PROVOST at this university Prof. Egbe Philip and his collaborators received the CAT team during this maiden working visit to the institution.
Earlier on the director of CAT Cameroon Mr. Njini Victor had told a college of lecturers who were on hand to receive them that its German partners were Norbert Pintsch from the Senior Expert Service (SES) and Renate Perner and Lutz Fluegge from the German Society for the Advancement of Culture (DGFK) Germany.Read more »
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Prof. Dr. Norbert Pintsch has won the prestigious Best Foreign Expertrait Award for the Year 2012. The Watchdog Tribune National Press Awards for Excellence are given to most Dynnamic, Innovative and Welcoming individuals – those who have contributed most meaningfully in nation building.
The award will be conferred on March 9, 2013 at an impressive ceremony being held in Bamenda Congress Hall.
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posted @ 10:24 AM,
Cheap and affordable energy for the rural communities in Cameroon.
CAT Cameroon boasts energy supply in Remote Akwaya Community
Aaron k Yancho in Akwaya
Kerosene lamps and sore eyes were once routine elements of grading student’s home work at the Akwaya community for many decades.. But a mini hydro power installation plant has dramatically changed all that this October 2012. Mr. Enong Mathias can now proudly go through the pile of books stocked on his table, without worrying that the onset of darkness will put an end to his night work thanks to this new mini hydro energy. Today, Cameroon remote villages like Akwaya in the South West Region of Cameroon are tapping this free and clean energy source from sunlight and waterfall to generate electricity in their homes and to meet up with their dreams of civilization.
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