Georg-August-University of Göttingen
Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology
Herzberger Landstr. 2
Phone: +49 551 39-20684
Office hours by appointment
- 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
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.
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
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.
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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.