Cecile Ndjebet of the African Women’s Network for Community Management of Forests (REFACOF), an agronomist and social forester, as well as a gender specialist and women’s leadership trainer and adviser, describes her work on the sidelines of the Halting Deforestation conference.
To promote women’s direct and effective participation in natural resources management in Africa, Ndjebet in 2009 founded REFACOF, a regional network of 17 countries from West and Central Africa. Over the past six years, she has been mobilizing rural women in mangrove restoration along the coastal area of Cameroon.
To mark International Women’s Day on March 8, the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) published a series of stories honoring women for their dedication to improving landscapes, with Ndjebet named among the landscape laurel recipients.
Filmed and edited by Barbara Vinceti of Bioversity International, as part of the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA), which is supported by CGIAR Fund Donors.
Originally published by GLF.