Cécile Bibiane Ndjebet

President
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Cécile B. Ndjebet is an Agronomist and Social Forester by profession. Gender specialist and Women Leadership trainer and adviser; she holds a M.Sc. degree in Social forestry from Wageningen Agricultural University in The Netherlands. She is a PhD Doctorate at the Central Africa Catholic University working on “Gender relations, access to land and socio-economic situation of women in the Cameroon rural coast”. With 34 year of field experience, Cécile has an extensive experience on gender mainstreaming and women’s rights in policies, mechanisms, programs, initiatives and processes related to natural resources management: Gender and tenure, gender and REDD+ and gender and climate change. She started her professional career as a Cameroonian Civil servant. In 1997, she joined the civil society Organizations. Cécile founded a national NGO Cameroon Ecology in 2000 and has been advocating for community rights – including rural and Indigenous women – to forests, land and natural resources.