Who we are
Sustainable Run for Development (SURUDEV) is a nonprofit, non-denominational, apolitical organization formed in 2007 and legally registered in 2010 with registration number 154/E.277/750/BAPP in conformity with law 90/053 of 19th December 1990 of the Republic of Cameroon. We are dedicated to transforming the poor environmental and agricultural landscapes to sustain livelihoods for the poor and underprivileged through community initiatives and active participation, while nurturing the traditional wisdom and facilitate progressive mindsets.
Our mission is to promote inclusive, equitable and sustainable development initiatives in Cameroon.
We envision sustainable development of communities where everyone is aware of the environmental issues plaguing them and aware of the solutions, have guaranteed opportunities of sustainable development that enables them exercise their
rights to food, livelihood, education, health, peace, while enjoying a life free from economic hardship.
To alleviate poverty and strengthen livelihood of the poor and underprivileged communities through promoting sustainable agriculture, climate smart crops, entrepreneurship and agripreneurship, thereby ensuring food security, food sovereignty, nutritional security and income security;
To address and reduce ecological degradation through, conservation of biodiversity, waste management, promotion of renewable energy and, enhancing local climate adaptation methods through mass awareness campaigns, advocacy and research and , plantations of forest species
To address gender issues and empower women socially, economically and politically.
To promote value based education and rights among children, youths, adults at family and community levels for universal development;
To increase awareness about health, sanitation and hygiene in general and STDs and HIV/AIDS in particular.
Created since 2007 and legalized in 2010, SURUDEV has achieved several milestones
SURUDEV has successfully trained and supported some 150 farmers on sustainable agriculture (Agro forestry, composting, market gardening, permaculture) in the Bamenda highlands;
SURUDEV has successfully planted over 200,000 trees with farmers in the \Bamenda highlands in more than 40 hectares of land to improve soil health and improve poor agricultural landscapes;
We have successfully supported some 200 forest users ( Hunters, farmers, grazers) on alternative Sustainable livelihoods;
SURUDEV has also Successfully created a three hectare Sustainable bio-demonstration farm where some 50 people have already been given hands-on training and support to cultivate garlic, onion, okra, water melon and pepper
We have successfully protected some 10 water catchments with local councils and communities in the North West region of Cameroon
We are at the verge of producing results in two forests of Ako-Mbembe, Kom-Wum forest for a successful conservation of the Nigeria- Cameroon Chimpanzee and the endemic endangered birds of the Bamenda highlands;
We have sensitized over one million people on local efficient means of climate change adaptation and resilience via our community radio program “Your environment with SURUDEV” and through the use of sensitization materials mainly posters, stickers and fliers.
SURUDEV had received several distinctions after successful execution and commitment to her programs
2010 Lifetime award for excellence: Best Ngo proficient in the fight against climate change;
2015 The Eye Award for excellence: SRUDEV won best results-oriented NGO;
2015 Guardian awards for excellence: SURUDEV Best NGO in Cameroon;
2016 most committed grass root NGO in Cameroon by the world’s echoes
The Scoops newspaper: Best Ngo in the fight against climate change in the Bamenda highlands