SIRDEP seeks to improve access to potable water in Cameroon

In line with our mission to improve the standard of living of the poor and needy in Cameroon by building their potentials through innovative strategies and efficient management of resources, we have been intervening in the domain of watershed management.
SIRDEP has a wide experience in the domain of Water Catchment protection and management. Since 1993, SIRDEP has protected 15 water catchments in 6 council areas (Tubah, Bamenda I, Bamenda II, Kumbo, Mesaje and Magba) and sensitize their population on the need of protecting the catchments. Moreso, water reservoirs have been constructed and caretakers and stand pipe managers trained to manage the water supply. These projects have been realized in partnership with the defunct Helvetas Cameroon, PAPT and the European Union with the collaboration of the councils. We use the participative approach work method to accomplish these projects. This instills the feeling of belonging into the various stakeholders who partake in the project.
More so, to commemorate the world Water and Environment day we do tree planting in water catchments around Bamenda 2 and Bafut councils.
Today, 20 communities are benefiting from our sustainable water project schemes with potable water flowing all year and catchments well protected
Looking Ahead
In collaboration with SNV, SIRDEP identified the needs of all water catchments in 5 council areas (Bafut, Ndop, Kumbo, Ndu and Jakiri). To help accomplish Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) number 1, 2, 4 and 7 and enable Cameroon attain her development objective of improving access to potable water by 75% to her inhabitants by 2020 we are currently looking for funding to meet up the needs of these catchments. This will enable us attain the MDGs, the Growth and Employment Strategy Paper (GESP) of Cameroon as well as accomplish our mission. Any interested partners or donors can contact us for more details via or call (237) 7750 1451 or (237) 7750 1456.


The Society for Initiatives in Rural Development and Environmental Protection (SIRDEP) is non-governmental, not-for-profit making organization in Cameroon head quartered in Bamenda. SIRDEP has a multi-disciplinary team of experienced agronomists, agro-economists, livestock technicians, rural engineers, and natural resource management experts who work together to foster positive, sustainable development. SIRDEP was founded in 1992 and is one of the oldest indigenous NGOs in the North West Region of Cameroon.

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