Martin N. Etone is Coordinator at CAD. Martin is a Cameroonian, born in Kupe Muanenguba Division of the South West of Cameroon. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Botany from the University of Buea in Cameroon. He equally received certificate courses in Community Forestry and Field Botany from DFID-Cameroon and the Smithsonian Institute and the Missouri Botanic Garden in USA respectively.
Martin has a wealth of experience in project management, conservation and development matters, working with several communities across Cameroon.
As a Botanist, he started working with plants as a student and eventually fell in love with nature. He taught biology at the Inter-comprehensive High School in Buea from 1991-1992 and later worked for the Centre for the Environment and Rural Transformation (CERUT), a conservation NGO based in the South West of Cameroon as Head of the Forestry Unit for four years. While at CERUT, he assisted in carrying out biological and socio-economic surveys, building local capacities in conservation-related livelihood initiatives as well as promoting biodiversity conservation among communities around protected areas in the Bakossi Landscape. When he left CERUT in 2002, his urge to contribute to conservation and to curb human misery increased, thus, he founded the Community Action for Development (CAD) in 2003.
Martin has successfully coordinated the implementation of several conservation and development projects with support from several national and international donor organisations.
Tansi Godwill Tansi is Projects Officer at CAD. Tansi bears over half a decade years of experience in NGO management with a vast experience in project designing, implementation, monitoring, impact identification and documentation as well as evaluation. Tansi’s main key areas of expertise is in areas such as: livelihoods, sustainable agriculture, conservation education, research, capacity building, project management and strategic planning.
He served as a field worker at Pro Climate International Buea implementing projects on improved cook stoves and heat retaining cooking bags in three regions of Cameroon, Graduate Teaching Assistant in the Department of Environmental Science in the University of Buea and Project Coordinator at Sustainable Run for Development (SURUDEV) where he designed and implemented a variety of conservation and livelihood projects in the Bamenda Highlands which aimed at the conservation of the Nigeria-Cameroon Chimpanzee and Bannerman’s tauraco. Early in his career he served as a teacher, teaching Physics and Chemistry in Government High School Ntumbaw and Government Technical School Sop in the North West Region Cameroon.
Godwill has a B.Sc. in Environmental Science and M.Sc. in Natural Resources and Environmental Management from The University of Buea, Cameroon.
TESHOUNKONG Tedongmo is the Projects Administrative and Finance Officer at CAD. Tedongmo is a results driven person with an eye for details and a passion for figures. Tedongmo adheres to timely reporting and compliance to financial regulations.
She served as a junior auditor at MONONO EPHANGA CHARTERED CERTIFIED ACCOUNTANTS and as an accounts assistant at ARREY SUPPORT SERVICES all in Limbe, Cameroon. Later on in her career, she served as a senior Accountant at SERGEVILLE Hotel Buea where she was responsible for finance and administrative duties.
Tedongmo is an affiliate of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and holds a Professional diploma in Accounting and business from the ACCA-UK.
Ekangaky Manuella works at CAD as Gender & Advocacy Officer. She has a Masters of Engineering degree in Social Science for Development from the Higher Institute of the Sahel Maroua and a B.Sc in Management from the University of Buea both in Cameroon.
She served as a volunteer at Strategic Humanitarian Services and the Southwest Development Authority in Bamenda and Buea respectively. Ekangaky also served as Manager at the National Vocational Centre in Kumba.
Her role at CAD is to mainstream Gender and Right Base approaches across conservation and development projects with local communities. In addition, she is involve in policy influence with government and private sector institutions.