The main goal for the VISCAM project is to develop a sustainable Visual Anthropology educational program at the Universities of Maroua and Ngaoundéré in Cameroon and Tromsø in Norway.  

This will be done through rotation and sharing of students and staff, online learning tools, pursuit of academic excellence, and a focus on current issues relevant to peace and wellbeing.

The subgoals are:

The project will promote internationalization through sustainable, long-term collaboration, imparting benefits to institutions, teachers and students from UiTromsø, UoMaroua, and UoNgaoundéré.

The project will develop innovative teaching, research, and dissemination practices, based on the crossed regards methodology.

The project will create applicable knowledge about the changing livelihood strategies in Northern Cameroon.

The project’s principal results will be: 

Mobility from South to North – 4 PhD and 14 Master’s students.

Mobility from North to South – 4 Master’s students.

The creation of three online educational tools.

The internationalization of non-mobile students through common workshops and guest lectures.

Two special issues of university journals at UoMaroua and UoNgaoundéré.

The production of 22 student films.

These results will be achieved by: 

Mobility of Master’s and PhD students.

Ensuring that women comprise at least half (50%) of the students recruited.

Organization of the annual VISCAM Workshop to include all students (also non-mobile Cameroonian Visual Anthropology students), teachers, network partners involved in the project.

The development of two joint Master’s and four PhD courses.


The primary partners will be the UoMaroua and UiTromsø. The UoNgaoundéré will be a main network partner. Other network partners will contribute to the project at the annual VISCAM Workshop, in PhD courses, and through publication of project results.