Geo-Environmental Resource Association (GERAS) Geo-Environmental Resource Association (GERAS)  

Registered Address
Administrative Quarter, Up Station - Kumba, CAMEROON
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Contact Details
Name: Ndzishepngong Kelvin Ngwang
email:
gerascameroon@nayd.org and ndzishepngong@gmail.com and gerascameroon@gmail.com
tel: +237 677354320

IntroductionGERAS Volunteer collects information on a spring in order to develop a hygiene and sanitation project
Geo-Environmental Resource Association (GERAS) is a Cameroonian Geo-Environmental and Ecological Association that is non-profit making, non denominational, development orientated and apolitical in nature. GERAS was founded in 2011 by Geosciences students of the University of Yaounde 1 – Cameroon, and declared by the Cameroon Government on the 8th of January 2013 in accordance with Law Number 90/053 of 19th December 1990 governing the Freedom of Associations in Cameroon. GERAS’ Registration Number is G39/D14/5/75.

GERAS is a dynamic team dominated by Geologists, Geographers, Biologists, ICT Experts, GIS Experts, Chemists, Educationists, Journalists and other specialists; called up to validate the Association’s Missions and Visions. GERAS is very apt in the domains of communication, research, project writing and implementation, and team work. Our approach is based on the concept of “thinking globally and acting locally”. GERAS is best described as an Environmental Communication Association (ECA). Besides mainstreaming as an ECA, GERAS also considers itself as a Youth and Women Empowerment Association, a Research Association and a Community Development Association.  

Mission
GERAS’ mission is to carry out massive sensitization on the need for environmental protection, and to partner with like-minded organizations to share ideas.

Vision
GERAS envisages a Cameroon where every citizen is conscious about his or her role in environmental protection.

Main Objectives
1. To sensitize the population on environmental issues.


2. To empower and engage women and young people and local communities in environmental and ecological activities.

3. To encourage partnership for sustainable development.

4. To carryout research in the environmental and ecological domain.

ActivitiesGERAS Volunteers demonstrate (Protect nature and nature will protect you)
GERAS went operational in 2013, developed projects on WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene), Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue (MSD), and training workshops for networking. GERAS carries out a radio sensitization program on Ocean City Radio (A community Radio based in Kumba, South West Cameroon). GERAS has a track record of experiences working with school children on environmental issues with a strong focus on climate change. GERAS is also building up a Mini-Resource Shelf with printed e-books on Sustainable Development and Capacity Building related themes like Environmental Communication, Project Writing, Project Management, Strategic Planning, Volunteering Policy, Theory of Change, Human Resource Management, Code of Conducts and Ethics of NGO etc. GERAS strives for good partnerships and networking opportunities locally in Cameroon and Internationally. GERAS also teamed with partner environmental organizations to create the Cameroon Environmental Communication Network https://www.facebook.com/groups/cecnetwork/ 

Links
National Database of CSOs: http://www.pasc-cmr.org/pasc_osc/osc_details.php?op=2&id=1893

Blog: http://gerascameroon.wordpress.com

Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/gerc.environment/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GERASCAMEROON