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Situation analysis

SWOT analysis


  • Water availability
  • moderate topography
  • valuable natural environment (high biodiversity, dense vegetation cover)
  • availability of land
  • mineral ressources
  • Mefou dam for water supply
  • A traditional socio‐political system designed to stimulate rural development


  • Flooding
  • Diseases (Malaria, bilharziose, river blindness)
  • deforestation
  • alien invader species
  • poor agricultural techniques
  • insufficient waste management
  • lack of adequate infrastructure (transport, electricity)
  • Lack of collaboration and communication
  • little participation of locals


  • Limited education and and lack of education infrastructure
  • Deforestation
  • Soil erosion
  • increasing urbanization
  • growing insecuritiy
  • land disputes
  • rural exodus
  • water-borne diseases, increasing amout of mosquitoes and black flies arround the reservoir
  • selfishness


  • New employment opportunities (Yaoundé-Doula highway, rehabilitation of the water treatment plant at Nkolbisson)
  • Aquaculture
  • Animal husbandry (chicken, cattle)
  • Artisanal hunting
  • Charcoal production
  • Non-timber forest products
  • Tourism (Biodiversity, lake view, endmic species, hiking)
  • Hydroelectric energy
  • Handicrafts