ABOYERD has a dedicated, passionate team of young dynamic professionals bringing a broad spectrum of skills and experience to the organization. ABOYERD believes that people are the key to successful programs and projects both at organizational level and at community level. Our team works with grassroots people to provide support at every stage of the project process, from initial planning through to implementation and evaluation.
ABOYERD-CAMEROON Bridging Wildlife Conservation and Livelihoods for a Safer Future
Dr. TAKU AWA II holds a PhD in Applied Ecology and Conservation from the University of Reading in the UK. He is currently a lecturer in Applied Ecology and wildlife Management at the University of Dschang, Cameroon. Dr. Taku Awa II is a seasoned teacher/researcher specialized in Applied Ecology and Ornithology with knowledge and experience in ecological assessment methods: able to structure research projects and capture data of sufficient quality and quantity into databases that facilitates integration and interpretation of highly dimensional data. Possess leadership and expertise to plan, develop, organize and implement ecological research programs, providing cutting edge ecological and policy solutions to environmental risks and contributing to overcome research and conservation challenges. Besides teaching and research, he is a qualified environmentalist with relevant experience in environmental compliance and regulatory management, environmental and social impact assessment, environmental monitoring, auditing and incident reporting, waste management, natural resource management and rehabilitation of disturbed landscapes.
AGHAH VALERY BINDA has over eight years of experience as a teacher of environmental science and over three years of experience in biodiversity conservation with special interest in using social and economic incentives to strengthen biodiversity conservation in biodiversity-rich but financially poor rural communities. He is an alumnus of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) West Africa Emerging Leaders Program, Accra-Ghana. Valery is Africa Section liaison of the conference committee of the Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) where he is part of a global community of conservation professionals dedicated to advancing the science and practice of conserving Earth's biological diversity, and also doubles as Secretary General of the Cameroon Chapter of the society. He holds a Master’s Degree in Applied Ecology and Wildlife Management at the University of Dschang, Cameroon where he also serves as an Ambassador for Environmental Science without Borders (ESWB), under the Center for Diverse Leadership in Science, University of California Los Angeles. Valery is so passionate about the protection of nature in its entirety and is committed to using biodiversity conservation in ensuring zero poverty, zero hunger, good health and well-being, and clean water and sanitation in rural communities.