Kari Jackson Bongnda

Kari Jackson is environment and development professional with over a decade of experience in conceptualising, designing, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of a range of development projects. He has proven expertise in project proposal writing, project management, community mobilization and team work, identification of community needs and devising solutions for a more resilient community in the face of climate change. He is passionate about climate change advocacy, sustainable agriculture and conservation of endangered flora and fauna.

Presently works as an Executive Director at SURUDEV a NGO based at Bamenda, Cameroon. Has received several awards especially as best Servant youth Leader in Cameroon for 2015. Significant achievements in conservation, sustainable agriculture, water management, climate change advocacy, food security, climate change adaptation and climate change mitigation with five major national awards.

Graduated with Bachelor’s degree in Earth Science from the University of Yaounde and holds several certificates and diplomas in environmental fields notably; Diploma in agro forestry with trees for the Future, Certificate to fight Global environmental problems with GEF-SGP (UNDP), Community organizing for action, work force collaboration and development, strategies for personal growth and development, understanding climate change and management strategies for people and resources with Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI).


A dynamic environment and rural development professional having more than 2 years of grass root experience in campaigns, trainings, capacity building, sustainable agriculture, conservation education, and waste management. Also have hands on experience in conducting and supervising research studies in a multi-cultural environment with capacity to manage multi-disciplinary research teams. Holds a Masters degree from the University of Buea, Cameroon specialising in Natural Resources and Environmental Management and holds a B.Sc. in Environmental Science from the same institution. Adheres strong commitment, accuracy, leadership and team management. Capable of and efficient in project designing, implementation, reporting and takes initiatives to deal with high responsibilities. Ability to adapt to a multicultural environment gained through education, work experience, seminars and daily life experiences. Conveys a professional and positive image with a demonstrated commitment to continue professional growth and development which can add value in-house or externally to any local or multinational organisation/institution

 She is a holder of an MSc. Degree in Natural Resource and Environmental Management and a BSc. Degree in Environmental Science from the University of Buea, south west, Cameroon.

Abhijit Mohanty

Abhijit Mohanty is an international development professional currently based in Bamenda, Cameroon. He works as the Development Officer at SURUDEV. He has graduated in Sociology (Honours) from Utkal University, Odisha, India and additionally holds a MBA degree specializing in Rural Management from AMITY University, Uttar Pradesh, India. His current activities include project proposal development, grant writing, fundraising and resource mobilization, media publication and providing top management advice during strategic decisions. He monitors and evaluates the on-going projects, assists mentors and volunteers in their day to day work. He is passionate about climate smart agriculture, livelihood development for rural communities and developing initiatives for nature/biodiversity conservation

Regina Fonjia Leke is a 27-year-old Cameroonian with passion in environmental communication. She holds a BSc in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of Buea and a Post-graduate diploma in Environmental Journalism from the Institute of Biodiversity and Non-Profit Studies (IBINS), Buea. She has a vast experience in reporting and corporate communications that spans five years