Joshua Konkankoh created NGO Better Cameroon, focused on community development and environmentalism while working in Cameroon’s social security department. He had witnessed the effects of poverty on African youth, and the breakdown of many long-held traditions across Africa. He left and created Bafut ecovillage which focuses on permaculture with a local twist. Permaculture is the idea of designing agricultural ecosystems that exist in harmony with natural ecosystems and have a similar resilience. Konkankoh’s motto for Bafut: “Think locally and act globally. Good solutions can come from anywhere.”