Fellow Since 2012
Save The Future Association
This profile was prepared when Tantoh Nforba was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2012.
The New Idea
Farmer Tantoh is mobilizing a range of local talents and knowledge to create a citizen-led movement to maintain the integrity of water sources and to curtail pollution. He is responding to the negative consequences of increased population pressure on water resources, and the need for better water management planning and waterway protection strategies. To do this, he is mobilizing communities to take part in the protection and restoration of their water sources. He is building a national network of school-based environmental clubs, a network of traditional healers concerned with maintaining "sacred spaces" in the Northwest of Cameroon, and helping a growing community of urban advocacy groups to find practical solutions to creating urban green space (profitably) and maintaining the quality of “spring-fed" water.