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04 April 2013

ERuDeF names five new directors

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The President/CEO of the Environment and Rural Development Foundation (ERuDeF), Louis Nkembi has officially announced the appointment of new directors to manage the affairs of the programs at ERuDeF starting from April 2013. Mr. Louis made the announcement over the week-end


MS Seemndze ItaMs. Seemndze Ita, was appointed as the pioneer Director of Administration and Human Resources. Ita Nawom holds a B.Sc in Management and an M.Sc in Translation. She worked for a pharmaceutical firm as a Management Relations Officer, the Editor of the Catholic Newsletter and later joined ERuDeF as the Communication Assistant.



Ms Ursula NkengMs Ursula Nkeng was appointed as the pioneer Interim Director of Finance and Budgets. She holds a B.Sc in Banking and Finance from the University of Buea. She worked for a Microfinance Institution as the Head of the Finance Operations before joining ERuDeF in 2008 as Assistant Accountant. She has since then worked her way to the new position.



Mr.Hodu Forbe



Mr. Forbe Hodu, was named as the Pioneer Director for Economic Operations and perspectives. He holds an M.Sc in Economics from the University of Buea. Before joining ERuDeF, he lectured in the University of Buea. In 2012, he was appointed as the Program Manager for livelihoods and Economic Development at ERuDeF.



Ms Asa LemawahMs Asa'a Lemawah, was appointed as the Interim Program Officer, taking over from Barry Atem admitted for further studies. Ms Asa'a holds a B.Sc in Forestry and Agriculture from the University of Benin, Nigeria in 2004. From 2004 to 2008, she volunteered for a NW based NGO, SIRDEP as an Environmental Officer. From 2008 to 2010, she was the Head of the Human Resource Management Unit in the same NGO. She joined ERuDeF as the Project coordinator for the Mt Cameroon Endangered Trees Conservation Project.



Dr. Okolle Justin was appointed as the pioneer Interim Director of ERuDeF's Institute of Biodiversity and Non-Profit Studies (IBiNS). He holds a PhD from the University of Malaysia in Plants Science in 2010. Before joining ERuDeF, he served as a researcher with Cameroon's Institute for Agricultural Research for Development (IRAD), Ekona. Dr. Ekolle is also a part time lecturer in the University of Buea, faculty of Agriculture and Vertinary Sciences.