Cecile Ndjebet mobilizes mangrove restoration project on Cameroon coast

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To mark International Women’s Day on March 8, Landscapes News is publishing a series of stories honoring women with a laurel for their dedication to improving the landscape. Check Viewpoint on Landscapes News for more laurel recipients. In this video, Cecile Ndjebet of the African Women’s Network for Community Management of Forests(REFACOF), describes her work. She is an agronomist and social forester, and a gender specialist and women’s leadership trainer and adviser; she holds a M.Sc. degree in social forestry from Wageningen Agricultural University in The Netherlands. With 32 years of field experience, Cecile started her professional career as a Cameroonian civil servant. To promote women’s direct and effective participation in natural resources management in Africa, in 2009, Cecile founded REFACOF a regional network of 17 countries from West and Central Africa.

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