2020 was one of the most difficult years for the Environment and Rural Development Foundation (ERuDeF). The COVID-19 crisis that took the world by surprise and the Anglophone crisis that has been raging in the two Anglophone regions of Cameroon for 4 years now and counting affected its activities so badly. Friday 15 January marked another beginning for the environment and rural development foundation. This was marked by the installation of its newly appointed staff. This installation was presided over by the President/CEO of ERuDeF, Louis Nkembi.
Elomo lylliane who was previously the Regional coordinator for the Cameroon Forest Gardens Program appointed as the Senior Programs Officer for Department of Agriculture.
Nja Beltin Teku was appointed as the Senior Programs Officer for Department of Conservation
Nanda Serge was also moved from the Department of Forestry and appointed Senior Programs Officer for the Department of Development and Communication.
Jingwa Laura on her part was appointed as Senior Programs Officer for the Center for the ERuDeF Advancement of Women’s Initiatives
Deh Nji Hermann on his part was appointed as the Senior Program officer for the Department of Forestry. It should be noted that Deh Nji Hermann is the coordinator of one of ERuDeF landmark project, the Mount Bamboutos Initiative
Ojong Loveline was appointed as Senior Programs Manager and Quality Management.
Previously the Personal Assistant to the CEO, Ndi Magdalen was appointed as Chief of Staff.
. The installation marked a fresh start in the professional lives of the newly appointed. According to Louis Nkembi, ‘they will be starting afresh’. He emphasized that every new post calls for a new beginning as they will be expected to start from scratch, read books and get the insights of their new posts while exploring every aspect of their new positions.
The newly appointed staff all received these promotions with great pleasure. They expressed their heartfelt gratitude to the President /CEO as well as the entire organization for trusting them with these responsibilities which they term ‘challenging’.
Jingwa laura who was appointed as the Senior Program Officer for the ERuDeF Center for the Advancement of Women’s Initiatives says she will do her very best to take CAWI to another level. Hear her: “I want to thank the CEO for giving me the opportunity to excel in my career in women and gender. I will do all within my reach for the continuous growth of the organization”.
Nanda serge on his part says teamwork is the key to everything “we will work together as a team to take ERuDeF to another level”.
Environment and rural development foundation aspires to see greater achievements this year in comparison to last year.