National Board of Trustees
Eric Akemnda holds a 1st degree from the University of Yaoundé, school of Education in 1980 and a MS in Biology from the University of Yaoundé, school of Education in 1982. Since integrating into the ranks of government in 1983, he has progressively moved from Teacher, Provincial Pedagogic Inspector, Divisional Delegate, and Provincial Delegation of Education to the National Director in charge of planning in 2006. Currently, he is the Technical Advisor No 2 in the Ministry of Education Yaoundé. He is a passionate lover of the environment and conservation. He joined ERuDeF in 1999 as one of the founding members.
Ndi Nkemjinya holds a postgraduate diploma in legal administration from the Yaoundé School of Administration in 1980. Since then he has risen and reoccupied several position in judiciary department ranging from Court Registrar to Senior Court Registrar and Chief Court Registrar in 2010. He joined ERuDeF in 1999 as a founding member.
Lawrence Fonjie holds a degree in history from the University of Yaoundé and a Master in Education from the same university, school of Education. Since joining the government Education administration in 1980, he has risen from a classroom teacher through a Provincial Inspector to the Sub Director in charge of Examination in 2010
Founder and President/CEO of the Environment and Rural Development Foundation. Resource management economist with over 21 years of experience in conservation, rural development and community-based project development and management. Research and field experience areas include social aspects of biodiversity conservation, agroforestry development, anthropology, agricultural development, project development, planning, monitoring and evaluation, community-based forestry management, forestry governance and environmental policy, socio-economics and livelihood development, participatory methodologies, strategic planning, production and marketing economics, facilitation of workshops, protected area management, social forestry, on-farm diagnostic surveys, conservation management, conservation education, capacity building and institutional strengthening, administrative and financial management as well as climate change. Specialist in grants writing and fundraising.
Calistus Fonkem holds a degree in agronomy from the Bambili School of Agriculture and several Diplomas in agricultural research management. He joined the Agricultural Research Department in the 1980s and rose progressively to the position of senior Assistant Researcher before joining retirement in 2006. He is currently, the chief Executive of fonkem and fon Enterprise.
David Forchu holds a Diploma in Education in the 1970s, held several teaching position and retired in the 1990s as a school Administrator. He is currently the Chief Executive of the Forchu’s Enterprise.
Lucia Nkembi holds a 1st & 2nd degrees from the University of Yaoundé, a Master degree in Education the University of Yaoundé, school of Education in 1996. She joined ERuDeF as a Head of Women’s Programmes. She is currently a High School teacher.
Prof. Januarius Asongu
Prof. Januarius Asongu holds a PhD in Business Management Rutherford College, USA in 1999. He has held several teaching position in the USA before launching the St. Monica University in Cameroon where he serves as the President and the Chief Executive. He is also an Adjunct Professor in the Rutherford College.
Prof. Stephen ESD Formin
Prof. Stephen ESD Formin holds a PhD in history from the then University of Yaoundé in the 1990s. He has held several teaching positions in the Ministry of Education and currently in the University of Yaoundé 1. He is the Head of Research Group on slave Trade.