Mbunya Francis Nkemnyi

Speakers

Mbunya Francis Nkemnyi is the Executive Director of the Resource Centre for Environment and Sustainable Development (RCESD),

Mbunya Francis Nkemnyi

a Cameroon community-based organisation promoting local capacity, interdisciplinary research and policy actions for a sustainable environment. His research interests cut across wildlife conservation and environment-development interventions, with a focus on the Cross River gorilla. He is also a PhD student at the University of Antwerp, Belgium.

Building capacity for gorilla conservation in Cameroon

Conservation challenges persist because of insufficient incentives and capacity to initiate voluntary actions from local community members. In this talk Mbunya Francis Nkemnyi will draw on 10 years of field experience and research work, which suggest that success in conservation practice needs to be underpinned by sustainable research and expertise. Each year the Resource Centre for Environment and Sustainable Development helps build the expertise of at least four young professionals in research and policy actions for conservation.