Team Members

Youndjie Koleoko Gabriel
is holder of CAPI (Certificat d’Aptitude Professionnelle Industrielle). He worked with CICAM as a filter and maintenance mechanic from 1976-1977 and with ELF SEREPCA Cameroon as a platform and maintenance mechanic from 1978 to 1990 when he resigned to start farming. He has been serving as contact farmer for the Ministry of Agriculture. He is one of the founding members and also delegate (Director) of CENDEP.
E-mail: [email protected]

Wirsiy Eric F.
graduated from the Dschang University Centre, Cameroon, in 1990 with a Bsc in agriculture. He worked with the Ministry of Agriculture as subject matter specialist in charged of vegetable and food crops and later joined Limbe Botanic Garden (LBG) as Agricultural Extension Officer. He currently volunteers part time as M&E officer for CENDEP. He has developed, sourced funding for and managed several projects both for LBG and CENDEP in the fields of natural resource management and sustainable agriculture.
E-mail: [email protected]

Ngong Gloria S.
graduated from the Government Teacher Training College Mundemba with a Teacher Grade One certificate in 2000. She taught in Street Care Foundation Nursery and Primary School Limbe for three years during which time she joined CENDEP as volunteer and later became financial secretary. In June 2006 she became the Finance and Administrative Officer. In June 2008 she did training in financial management in Non Governmental Organisations offered by an international NGO known as MANGO that specializes in training on management accounting in Non Governmental Organisations. In addition to her duties at CENDEP she offers voluntary services as financial secretary for a women’s loan and thrift association, the Bongsuiru Women Social Group of Limbe.
E-mail: [email protected]

Tanda Godwin Ade
graduated from the University of Dschang with a BSc in Botany. He later joined the Mount Cameroon Project/Limbe Botanic Garden as volunteer and was after that appointed Head of the Environmental Education, Communication and Training unit. In 2007 he joined Living Earth Foundation, Cameroon as Assistant Programme Coordinator. He currently works as Project Development and Capacity Building Officer (PCBO) for CENDEP where he is assisting the M&E officer in the development and management of projects on sustainable agriculture and natural resource management. He also develops and facilitates training and education programmes on environmental education.
E-mail: [email protected]

Periementah Kutchoteh Ndzefemmegho
graduated from the University of Ibadan in 2000 with an MSc in Forest Biology and Silviculture. He has worked as field worker for Apiculture and Nature Conservation Organization (ANCO) as well as for Information Management and Support Services for Rural and Agricultural Development (IMSSRAD) where he provided technical support on the GPS based mapping of the Mbiame community forest in the North West Province of Cameroon. He also trained farmers and graziers on sustainable agro-silvopastoral management systems. He currently volunteers with CENDEP as fieldworker in the implementation of Analogue Forestry in Bui Division, in the Bamenda Highlands Region.
E-mail: [email protected]

Jivirka Ernestine Fonrem
graduated from the Regional College of Agriculture Bambili as Seniour Agricultural Technician and volunteered with Heifer Project International in Kumbo where she was a trainer on agroforestry, pig husbandary, poultry rearing and bee keeping. She contributes to the well being of her family by practicing these skills. During this time she attended workshops and seminars to improve on her capacity. She also worked as assistant coordinator for CEPROCA in the introduction of conservation agriculture in Bui Division. She is also accountant in the Kikaikelaki Cooperative Credit Union, where she is happily married. She is volunteer field worker for CENDEP grass field area in charge of community mobilisation and training on sustainable agriculture and natural resource management.

Ebombe Bertha
studied in catholic School Bonadikombo where she obtained her First School Leaving Certificate. Prior to joining CENDEP, she has been a farmer and petty trader. She is one of the founding members of the organization and now works as the Nursery Attendant/farm manager.

Ngah Presly Bongnjo
graduated from the University of Buea with a BSc (Hons) in Environmental Science and a Diploma in Chemical Process Technology. He has been a petty trader before joining CENDEP in October 2007 as a volunteer. He is currently undergoing training in house in view of joining CENDEP’s grass field area team.

Aungacha Nju Tamo
graduated from the University of Dschang with a diploma in Agriculture (economics and sociology). He served as coordinator of JAADIC (Jeune Agronomes Actif pour le Développement Intègre au Cameroun) in Menoua Division and later left to practice agriculture during which time he was manager of an oil palm nursery in Mamfe. Before joining CENDEP in January 2008 he was teaching mathematics and Physics in Nchang College, Mamfe.

Lawir Felix Yuven
graduated from the University of Dschang with a BA in Geography. He later went to the Regional College of Agriculture, Bambili where he graduated with a Higher National Diploma as Senior Agricultural Technician. Upon graduation in 2006, he worked as a part time extension worker with the Society For Initiative in Rural Development and Environmental Protection (SIRDEP), an NGO based in Bamenda in the NW Region of Cameroon, during which time he contributed in the conduct of the Monographic studies and the elaboration of the Strategic Plans of Mbiame and Batibo Councils. He also worked as a Volunteer with the National Program for the Development of Roots and Tubers (PNDRT) in the multiplication of solanum seeds in some communities in Bui Division before joining CENDEP in February 2008 as a community facilitator for the promotion of Analogue Forestry.