The Environment and Rural Development Foundation (ERuDeF) now has a new Program Manager, for the Education for Sustainable Development Program. The new Manager, Ms Akeh Nug who holds a BSc. in Environmental Science and an MSc. in Natural Resources Management from the University of Buea replaces Mahah Vladimire who went for further postgraduate studies in Germany.
The 33-year-old female who hails from the Northwest Region of Cameroon brings with her teaching experiences from home and abroad including Asia. She has served in a good number of NGOs in different capacities like the Organisation for Rural Development and Environmental protection (ORDEP) and Livelihood NGO.
Reacting to her new position, Ms. Akeh Nug had this to say “I have every cause to be happy and I take pride in my achievement, given that the appointment is not only a recognition of my past achievements, but also a vote of confidence in my ability to do the job”. She explained that with both a B.Sc. and an M.Sc.in environment related fields she is armed with all the gadgets to move the Education for Sustainable Development Program in ERuDeF to a different level especially given that she is filled with practical and workable strategies in environmental education.
Ms Akeh Nug has a dream of becoming a Researcher in environmental issues as she puts it, “the sky is my limit”. She explained that with this dream, she intends to put in more efforts in research and this will enable her do her job better and identify areas in the field of environmental education that need more attention. With this knowledge, she would be able to develop new strategies to foster environmental education even to a level where the most common man is not only aware but gets involved in keeping a healthy environment both for man and other forms of nature. Ms. Akeh will be responsible for managing ERuDeF’s education programs, initiating and developing ERuDeF’s national education and fundraising for education for sustainable development initiatives.
By Regina Leke