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Rural World Resources International
Council Office Junction, Ntari
P O Box 522, Mankon
Bamenda
North West Province
10001
Cameroon
  contact Matty Fru Fombong
Tel 00237 731 9219
  Fax 237 336 9514
  @ ruralworldresources[at]yahoo.com
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Company description

ABOUT RWRI Rural World Resources International (RWRI) is a voluntary, non-profit organisation with no cultural, tribal, racial or religious barriers but it operates mostly in rural communities. It was formed in 2000 by a group of spiritually inclined people having different backgrounds and life-experiences but whose common motivating factor is their longing to initiate the improvement in the living conditions and wealth of remote rural dwellers of Sub-Saharan Africa and at the same time reducing the negative influence of these people on the environment. This was to be realised through the supply of information, education, technology and basic social amenities. RWRI was registered in Bamenda in May 2001 as a Philanthropic Organisation. Membership of RWRI is limited to those who have something to offer for the benefit of the rural poor. All members of RWRI are either volunteers or donors and the really permanent members are those who have sacrificed their lives to the service of humanity and who do not expect any approbation or reward now or in future; here or elsewhere. The central Office is located at Council Office Junction, Ntarinkon, Mankon, Bamenda with a staff of five and there are rural offices in Oku (staff of 4), Ngwo (2), Ngie (2) and Nwa (2). Aims and Objectives v Disseminate information and educate rural dwellers in Sub-Saharan Africa about international development with emphasis on self-reliance, empowerment of rural folks to ownership of development process and Inclusive Development v Establish Information and Communication Technology Centres in rural educational or social sites. v Promote and engage in dialogue and exchange between all actors of rural development and between these actors and the rural populations. v Establish partnerships with other organizations working to develop the rural sector v Reduce poverty in the rural areas of Sub-Saharan Africa by helping rural dwellers to establish and run Renewable Energy Systems that will enable them to boost their income through local industrial enterprises. v Survey, study and assess the needs of each village and evaluate the available resources as well as determine the will of the people to participate in development schemes. v Sensitise, encourage and motivate rural dwellers to establish and run communal micro hydro energy systems and small industries that use Intermediate and Adapted Technologies. v Seek for funding as grants for the implementation of such schemes. v Help the villagers to operate, manage and sustain their projects for as long as possible. v Educate and train the villages on the various aspects and components of their projects. v Train rural development personnel, who will help survey, study, implement and sustain the various schemes on our behalves. v Encourage and participate in the replication of the schemes in other countries and continents Structure of RWRI 1. Executive Committee: RWRI has a five- (5) member Executive Committee that takes charge of all matters relating to policy formulation. 2, Staff: a staff of sixteen is (16) headed by: v Executive Director in charge of Administration, Advocacy, Finance and Fund Raising. v Secretary General in charge of Training, Partnerships, Advocacy and Networking Other members of staff are: o Field Manager in charge of Community Initiatives and Field activities o Programme Manager in charge of Rural Renewable Energy and Infrastructure Development. o Personnel Manager in charge of Accounts, Training and Manpower o 10 survey and studies technicians are presently distributed in four remote rural offices in Oku (4), Ngwo (2), Ngie (2) and Nwa (2). Organisational Experience: Some activities undertaken 1. Technical Studies for micro hydro sites (for electrification) in the North West Province of Cameroon: · Alamandom Micro hydro project, Mankon, Bamenda. (September to December 2000) · Ala-Mankon Micro hydro project, Mankon, Bamenda (July to November 2000) · Bonamboufei Micro hydro Project, Bonamboufei, Ngie, Momo Division. (July – September 2002) · Jan – Kwaja Micro hydro Project, Nwa Sub Division. (September – November 2002) · Ntim Village Micro hydro project, Nwa sub-division. (September – November 2002) · Teze Micro hydro project, Ngie sub-Division, (July - October 2002) · Jikijem Micro hydro project,Oku sub-divisiob, (October – December 2002) · Pinyin Micro hydro projects (3 sites), Santa Sub- division. (November – December 2002) · Ngwo Micro hydro projects (4 sites), Njikwa sub-Division, (November - December 2002) · Oku Micro hydro projects (4 sites), Oku Sub-division, (September - December 2002) · Menteh Micro hydro project, Mezam Division. (October 2002) 2. Information campaigns in 25 remote villages of Donga/Mantung, Ngohkentungia, Mezam, and Momo Divisions with a population of over 500,000 in the N.W. Province (January to June 2001) · Mankon Area (2 villages), Mezam Division. September/October 2000 · Bafut Area, Tubah District (2 villages). November/December 2000 · Ngie Area (3 villages), Njikwa Sub-division. June/July 2002 · Nwa sub-division (3 villages), August/September 2002 · Oku-Elak area (5 villages), September/October 2002 · Pinyin Area (5 villages), October/November 2002 · Now Area (3 Villages), November/December 2002 · Oku-Shingaah Area (3 Villages), December 2002/January 2003 3. Training of ten technicians of rural community and micro hydropower surveys. August – December 2002. RWRI Budget Since its creation in 2000, RWRI has been running on its own resources because its fundraising capability is immature. So far the total value of expenses during this period amounts to US$248,000. However, because of moving from the phase of identification and pre-feasibility surveys into that of feasibility studies and implementation, the budget of for 2003 will be US$480,000. RWRI launches an aggressive fundraising campaign for 2003 to satisfy this budget. In conjunction with local fundraising endeavours, both Internet and direct contact fundraising strategies shall be employed at corporate, non-governmental

 
 
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