Eileen Bogweh Nchanji, M.A.

PhD candidate

Georg-August-University of Göttingen
Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology
D-37073 Göttingen


Herzberger Landstr. 2

Room: 206
Email: enchanj@uni-goettingen.de

Phone: +49 551 39-20684

Office hours by appointment

Scientific Background

  • Since June 2013 PhD candidate at the University of Göttingen under the GlobE-Urban FoodPlus Scholarship scheme
  • 2009-2011 Master of Arts in Anthropology (Development) from the University of Yaoundé 1
  • 2001-2004 Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology and Anthropology  and a minor in Management from the University of Buea

Fieldwork Experience

April 2012  to April 2013   Consultant at GIZ santé PGCSS programme in Yaoundé, Cameroon.

April 2012 to September 2012    Field Surveyor with institute de formation et de recherche démographiques (IFORD) on impact of south-south migration on the development of Cameroon and also a baseline survey on PBF.

Research Interest

I am interested in the effects of climate variability as well as all socio-cultural, economic and political impacts on agricultural systems in rural and urban areas in West and Central Africa. My M.A research work was carried out in the center region of Cameroon and it focused on cassava farmer’s perception of climate variability and how they can adapt to the changes

Research Activities

I am working on adoption of technological packages by urban farmers to boost their agricultural production for more income generation as well as produce “safe” exotic leafy vegetables to the markets for consumption. Project will begin in Burkina Faso and Tamale. My interest is to understand and analyze the interaction between resource flows and commodity flows and how this phenomenon is affected and will affect the socio-cultural, political and economic structures of the area. And lastly getting all stakeholders to dialogue, so good policy implementation can take place at the end of the project.

Regional Focus: West and Central Africa

Thematic Focus: Political and Economic Anthropology, Anthropology of Development, Technology, Political Ecology and Urban Anthropology.


Nchanji, E. et al. 2011 Science and the African society: Drugs and products R and D accessibility to the less privilege in Africa. Fourth ANDi stakeholders meeting and donor conference 24-27 October 2011, Addis Ababa Ethiopia. P.192

Academic Awards

2009-2010 Award of the Faculty of Arts, Letters and Social Sciences for or an outstanding result for Master 1.


M.A.: Climate variability, cassava production and distribution in the Lekié division (Centre Region of Cameroon). A contribution to anthropology of rural development.