We received a message from the one of the MIDORI Prize Winner 2020, Mr Wirsiy Emmanuel Binyuy, Founder, Cameroon Gender and Environment Watch (CAMGEW).
【Brief Biography: Wirsiy Emmanuel Binyuy】
Founder, Cameroon Gender and Environment Watch (CAMGEW)
In 2007, Mr. Wirsiy founded the Cameroon Gender and Environment Watch, which focus on solutions to environmental and gender issues. The initiative works with the slogan “think globally, act locally”; it involves local communities in forest conservation and regeneration efforts to collect forest seeds and seedlings, develop tree nurseries, plant forest trees and do forest patrols. Mr. Wirsiy’s apiculture initiatives provided micro-financing opportunities for women, brought sustainable sources of income to communities and reduced bushfires drastically in the regions. He has been leading environmental educational campaign to raise the awareness of hundreds of thousands of forest people and has contributed largely in the regeneration of biodiversity hotspots. Mr. Wirsiy has empowered bee farmers and organized them to honey cooperatives to increase honey quality and quantity for a better market.