Management team

Ms. Clotilde NGOMBA

 holds a Master’s Degree in Agricultural and Resources Economics from the University of Alberta, Canada and a Bachelor Degree in Economics from the University of Yaoundé in Cameroon.

She took up the position of Country Director for WWF Cameroon Country Programme Office   on February 1st 2019. Prior to joining WWF, Ms Ngomba had worked with the African Development Bank (AFDB) as the Coordinator for the Congo Basin Forest Fund (CBFF), a multi donor Fund hosted by AFDB and funded by the United Kingdom, Norway and Canada.

She was responsible for overseeing activities of the Fund which aimed at reducing the rate of deforestation and forest degradation in the Congo Basin region. The CBFF funded projects in the ten member countries of the Central Africa Forest Commission (COMIFAC), including: Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, Central African Republic, Congo, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Rwanda, and Sao Tome & Principe.

Previously, Ms. Clotilde NGOMBA had worked at the World Bank as an Agricultural Economist with responsibilities in policy reforms and Progamme management in the agriculture, forestry and Environmental sectors in Central and Western African countries.

 Before joining the World Bank, Ms   Ngomba worked for 11 years in various capacities in the Ministries of Agriculture and forestry under the Government of Cameroon.    

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Ms. Clotilde Ngomba, Country Director WWF Cameroon
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M. Jean Bakouma was formerly the Deputy Director of Sustainable production and consumption at WWF France for ten years after occupying the position of GFTN manager and head of the forest program. Specialized on State and non-State governance mechanisms, M. Bakouma have been involved in developing FSC certification as well as international forest policy instruments enforcement and forest value chain assessment in the Congo Basin with emphasis on Responsible Intra-Africa timber trade.

He ensured relationship building with external partners for advocacy and policy dialogue and leading projects regarding sustainable natural rubber value chain in South East-Asia, and contributed to set up the "Global Platform for Sustainable Natural Rubber".

Holder of Doctorate in economics from University of Nancy (France) in 1997, M. Bakouma started his career as a lecturer at the French National School of Forestry (ENGREF) in France, University of Paris 12 Créteil, and consultant on behalf of international organizations (World Bank, FAO, ITTO, EU). He is the former chairman of the FSC certification system in France and in 2014, he was decorated with a “Chevalier dans l’Ordre National du Mérite” in France. 
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M. Jean BAKOUMA Congo Basin Conservation Director
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