The team was able to reach and successfully hold consultation meetings in the respective areas. For example in BayangMbo, meetings were held with four (4) out of the five (5) clusters that make up the direct impact villages. Only six villages of the Lower Mbo cluster are left due to difficulty in accessing the villages. This implies that out of 31 villages in five clusters targeted, 20 took active part in the cluster sensitization meetings. Some villages such as Ntenmbang and Sumbe in Tinto Cluster; Muangwekan in Bakossi Cluster, Bejange in the Nguti/Ntale Cluster andEdikang in the Banyu cluster were absent. Despite this, it should be noted that a majority of the villages and their members participated in the meetings and received adequate information and sensitization about the upgrading of the Wildlife Sanctuary; which however led to the achievement of the objectives. The Buea meeting was more of a concertation with FORUDEF, an NGO working with WWF in the Park, during which the team got preliminary information concerning the park and approaches used in organizing meetings with the community people. After gathering all the preliminary information from FORUDEF the team then decided on the approach to better reach the concerned communities, and other field missions were then planned.

        The field missions entailed meeting some dynamic individuals and Chiefs who play key role in community management issues around the Park. Those met were representatives of each of the three WWF-FORUDEF created clusters with whom the CHEDE team planned and agreed on appropriate workshop participants and dates.

        The invitees to the workshops however were all community representatives from the agreed selected villages from North-East, North-West, South-West and South-East cluster At least 80 percent of the communities have an idea about the existence of this project and are looking forward to working with the team as key community representatives were identified and contacts fully established to ease communication with the project.

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