With the ever increasing need to strengthen her Education for Sustainable Development Program, the Environment and Rural Development Foundation (ERuDeF) has brought on board another staff. A Zoologist by training, Emmanuel Ndip comes to assist the Manager of Education, Akeh Nug in the implementation of strategies to foster the program. Emmanuel Ndip who hails from the SW region of Cameroon is holder of a B.Sc in Zoology from the University of Buea. He comes 30 days after the arrival of the Manager for Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), Akeh Nug.
Ndip Emmanuel has had quite a lot of experience as an Education Officer. He has been the full time General Keeper at the Limbe Wildlife Center in the SW Region. He has also acted as a Field Monitoring Assistant at Ebo Forest Research Project in Ebo where he carried out community education.
Reacting to his new responsibility, Ndip said “My employment as an Assistant Education Officer gives me so much joy. It has always been my dream to join a conservation organization like ERuDeF which uses research and scientific methods for environmental protection and conservation of biodiversity while respecting and involving the local communities”
The 29-year-old believes that his experience as Education Officer at the Limbe Wildlife Center puts him in the right place to work in synergy with the rest of the ERuDeF team to strengthen the Education Program and make the conservation of the Great Apes in the Lebialem Highlands in particular and Cameroon in general a reality. He intends to contribute to ERuDeF’s vision by bringing in his bio-monitoring skills and assisting the bio-monitoring arm of the organisation.
Together with the Coordinator for ESD, Akeh Nug, the Assistant Education Officer intends to penetrate the entire Lebialem Highlands, making them come on board the conservation train with changed attitudes, developing resilient communities for social and economic development which comes with conservation.
He promises to be very hard working and do his best to see ERuDeF’s vision come alive.,
By Akeh Nug