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Our Core Team

Environment and Food Foundation (E2F) has a staff force that is made up of dynamic youths and old hands in the field. Its strength continues to grow both in number and quality daily.

ACHARE Elvis AYAMBA
Founder/Executive Director

AYAMBA has dedicated his time, energy and resources to serve humanity. He has dedicated his life’s work to mitigate environmental issues in Cameroon and beyond. He is a faithful humanitarian steward with the passion, enthusiasm and zeal to contribute to make the blue planet a better place for every living creature.

AYAMBA studied Aquaculture engineering at the Institute of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences of the University of Douala, Cameroon and has obtained additional training in Agricultural entrepreneurship, project writing and management at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Cameroon.  AYAMBA is an engineer in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences specialize in Aquaculture and holds a Master’s degree in Aquaculture from the Institute of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences of the University of Douala in Cameroon.

After his studies in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, he started working as a volunteer with various Environmental NGOs such as Meg Wah (My Earth), where he serve as a head of department in the department of Environmental conservation. before founding Environment and Food Foundation (E2F). He has more than 5 years working experience in the field of nature conservation. He holds the following international recognition titles:

  • Young Ocean leader and Alumni of Sustainable Ocean Alliance (SOA).
  • Youth leader at Earth Echo international.
  • Early Career Ocean Professional (ECOP) at Heirs to Our Oceans.
  • Blue Communities member at Plastic Oceans.
  • Oceanhub Africa member.
  •  Global Thinkers Forum (GTF) Alumni.
  • President at Net Impact Douala professionals.
  • Professional agricultural entrepreneur (Agripreneur).

AYAMBA brings in a wealth of passion and enthusiasm with him, at E2F efforts to address the plight of the environmental and agricultural problems in Cameroon and beyond. He is committed to see a society where people have access to sufficient nutritious affordable food and have the right mindset to live in harmony with our blue for a sustainable development

EPOLLE Rachelle MAKOGE
Secretary General

RACHELLE currently works as the Secretary General at the Environment and Food Foundation (E2F). She is very high esteem and love working with communities especially women, children and vulnerable population. She is an engineer in Fisheries and Aquatic Ecosystem Management.

She has mastery in management of Aquatic Ecosystems and management of waste especially plastic waste. She has been working with communities in the fight against plastic waste pollution by collecting, sorting and recycling of plastic bottles into chairs, eco-bins, and other local useful products.

RACHELLE is a holder of a Master’s degree in Fisheries and Aquatic Ecosystem Management from the Institute of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences of The University of Douala, Cameroon. 

RACHELLE has more than 5 years experience in the field of biodiversity conservation. She has worked with various environmental NGOs like Madiba and Nature, after the completion of her studies in Fisheries Sciences, where she did a lot of Environmental sensitization campaigns, constructed eco-boats from plastic waste, manufactured eco-bin from plastic bottles, constructed chairs from plastic bottles.

She brings in skills and expertise in construction of products from plastic waste bottles (fine arts), protected areas management, ecotourism, waste management and among others.

FELICIEN NYENTY
Forestry and Wildlife conservation coordinator

FELICIEN is the forestry and wildlife conservation coordinator at the Environment and Food Foundation (E2F).  He is a Forestry engineer who has been working in the domain of wildlife conservation for over 7 years.

He studied Agricultural Sciences and Agronomy at the University of Dschang,  Cameroon where he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural sciences and Agronomy with a major in Forestry. He later obtained a master’s degree in Wildlife and Fisheries sciences at the University of Dschang, Cameroon with a major in Forestry and Wildlife.

FELICIEN has worked in many international and local Environmental organizations. He worked as a wildlife biologist at World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Cameroon where he worked in THE SENGI TRIDOM PROGRAM as a program officer. He also worked as the coordinator of SUFACHAC PROJECT at Environment and Rural Development Foundation (ERUDEF), Cameroon.

FELICIEN later joined the public service where he is working with THE MINISTRY OF FORESTRY AND WILDLIFE, CAMEROON.

He has skills and expertise in the classification of forest domains as protected areas, he studied animal behaviors and ecology in the South East forests of Cameroon and in fighting against illegal poaching.

STEPHEN MBI
Senior Managing Director of Programs

STEPHEN MBI, is the Senior Managing Director of Programs at Environment and Food Foundation (E2F).

He is an engineer in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences and holds a master’s degree in Fisheries and Aquatic Ecosystems Management from the Institute of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, of the University of Douala, Cameroon.

He has skills and experiences in: fisheries and aquatic ecosystems management, protection and conservation of wetlands, determining and managing eco-touristic zones, studying and determining fish taxonomy.

STEPHEN, has done professional internships in various environmental agencies and government ministries in Cameroon such as: Cameroon Wildlife Conservation Society, Port Authority of Douala Cameroon, Agricultural Research Institute for Development (IRAD-CERECOMA) in Cameroon, where he focused on biodiversity use and management, mangroves forests reforestation activities, developing ecotourism, promoting agroforestry, conservation of threatened species and among other activities. He has over 4 years of experience in the field of biodiversity conservation.

He is also an agricultural entrepreneur (Agripreneur), trained by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA).

DONGMO NGUEMEZI
Divine Field Assistant

DONGMO NGUEMEZI Divine is a field assistant at Environment and Food Foundation (E2F).

Professionally, she is an engineer in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences and holds a master’s degree in Fisheries and Aquatic Ecosystems Management from the Institute of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, of the University of Douala, Cameroon. She also did 01 year professional training in Agricultural Entrepreneurship (Agribusiness) and development of agricultural value chains. She has over 3 years experience in the field of aquatic ecosystems conservation.

She has skills and experiences in the following domains: Solid waste management, fisheries stocks management, production of fingerlings, environmental impact assement, management of aquatic ecosystems, measurement of dendrometric parameters of mangroves trees, analysis of water and soil parameters of mangrove forests ecosystems, seting up and management of mangroves plants nurseries, sorting of plastic waste,