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Environment and Rural Development Foundation

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Areas of expertise & Fields of activity:

Gender Issues and Advancement of Women:
  • Advocacy and outreach
  • Capacity building
  • Education and training of women
  • Indigenous women
  • Research
  • Women and poverty

  • Sustainable Development:
  • Agriculture
  • Biodiversity
  • Capacity-building
  • Climate change
  • Desertification and Drought
  • Education
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • Gender equality
  • Partnerships
  • Rural Development
  • Sustainable development for Africa
  • Geographic scope: National
    Country of activity:
  • Cameroon
  • Millennium Development Goals:
  • Promote gender equality and empower women
  • Ensure environmental sustainability
  • Develop global partnership for development
  • Mission statement:
    Year established:
    Year of registration: 1999
    Organizational structure: Structure of ERuDeF in annotated form 1.0. Board of Trustees, these members play mainly advisory rule for the the organization. 2.0. UK Board 3.0. Executive Office: The office of the president /CEO has a Secretariat made up of (the Chief of Staff, Policy and Legal Affairs, and Professional Development office). Directly under the office of the president/CEO are the seven undermentioned offices headed by vice presidents. 3.1. Office of the Senior Vice President in charge of Operations & Programs. This office has the tasks to create and institute an organizational culture, ensuring that total quality is reached across the organization, creating and managing the ERuDeF online map using the Web-GIS platform. 3.2. Office of Vice President in charge of Training & Education, This office has the duty to develop and grow leading providers in Africa in terms of research and science-based training characterized by innovation and leadership. 3.3. Office of Vice President in charge of Finance & Internal Control, Develop a financial management system for the organization, and ensure the development and implementation of an Audit and Internal Control Policy and the validation and implementation of the organizational annual operational budget. 3.4. Office of Vice President in charge of Women, Gender & Humanitarian Services, It supports Women & Gender and Humanitarian programs in Cameroon. CAWI is one of the leading women’s organizations in Cameroon engaged in sustainable development with a particular focus on women and gender & humanitarian issues. 3.5. Office of Vice President in charge of Science, Research & Technical Services, Lead the scientific division of the organisation into one of the top science-based organisation in Africa. 3.6. Office of Vice President in charge of Strategy, Partnerships & Sustainability has the duty of leading the organization’s efforts to raise reserves to support the global efforts of the organization 4.0. Office of the Executive Director has 06 departments under its control as seen below: 4.1. The Department of Finance has four programs namely: Budget Unit, Policy Development Unit, Accounting Unit, and Audit Unit. The department seeks to optimise performance through maximum effectiveness, efficiency, and productivity in the management of fluidity and liquidity. 4.2. The Department of Forestry has four programs namely Community forestry, Forest governance, Conservation of threatened trees, Carbon forestry (REDD+) & the restoration of degraded landscapes. Its mission is to contribute toward biodiversity conservation through the sustainable management of forest resources. 4.3. The Department of Conservation has three programs namely, the Biodiversity Research program, Education for Sustainable Development, and Protected Area Creation and Management. Its mission is to promote the long-term conservation of threatened biodiversity in Africa. 4.4. The Department of Agriculture has four programs namely, food security and economic resilience, genetic resource development, agro-biodiversity development, & agricultural landscape rehabilitation programme. Its mission is to improve food security and incomes of poor resource farmers through the restoration of degraded agricultural landscapes in Cameroon. 4.5. The Department of Administration. It seeks to ensure the effective and efficient use of human and financial resources in the conservation of threatened fauna and flora in Cameroon and Africa. This department is classified into four divisions namely: Human Resources Division, Infrastructure Division, Technical Services Division, Administrative Division, and the Division of Ethics & Culture. 4.6. Office of Programmes: The Management Team manages the Events Management Division, Monitoring & Evaluation Division, Total Quality Management Division, and the Seeds Development Division. Planning, Reporting, and Strategy are all coordinated in this department.
    Number and type of members: TYPE OF MEMBERS/EMPLOYEES IN ERuDeF Type Male Female Total Board of Trustee Members 16 04 20 Employees 17 20 37 Full Time 15 17 32 Part-Time 02 03 05 Interns 02 03 05
    Affiliation with NGO networks: Alliance for Great Apes Conservation in Central Africa (A-GSAC), South West Civil Society Organization Network (SWECSON), Consortium for conservation of Cross River Gorillas & Nigeria-Cameroon chimpanzees, African Mountain Research Institute. Al
    Funding structure:
  • Membership fees or dues
  • Funds from other Non-Governmental Organizations
  • Grants from Governments
  • Foreign and international grants
  • Funding structure other: //
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