Rural beneficiaries of DEH scholarship program

Fish harvest at DEH demonstration farm (2022)

  • 2022-2023: Data collection and analysis for the project: Changing livelihood strategies and economic resource dynamics of persons internally displaced by the Anglophone conflict in Cameroon.
  • 2020 – 2021: Establishment of DEH (pig, poultry and fish farming) demonstration farm and training of over 100 beneficiaries
  • 2020: Co-developer and Collaborating Researcher for project: "Past customs, current law: Analyzing the Effects of Endogenous and Exogenous Institutions on Sustainable Forest Management in Cameroon" Grant holder: Prof. Dr. Jude Ndzifon Kimengsi (DEH member)
  • , Funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), (Grant ID: F-010300-541-000-1170701, 2020-2023); currently Research Collaborator for the project
  • 2018-2021: “Analyzing policy and Institutional Frameworks for Disaster Risk Reduction in Sub-Saharan Africa (The Volkswagen Foundation, Grant Nr. 94 662, 2018-2020: DEH member as Grant holder, DEH as local executing partner)
  • 2015 - 2018: “Determinants for Household Adoption of Differentiated Risk Management Mechanisms to Natural Disasters in Developing Countries: An Experimental Analysis of Multiple case studies (The Volkswagen Foundation, Grant Nr. 89 866, 2015-2018: DEH member as Grant holder; DEH as executed local executing partner)
  • 2012 - 2015: “Managing Natural Risks and Shocks in Developing Countries. The Role of Informal Response Mechanisms” (Funded by the Volkswagen Foundation, Germany, Grant Nr. 86 600,)
  • 2008 - 2011: “Social risk management and sustainable Livelihoods for surviving households of the 1986 Lake Nyos disaster in Cameroon” (funded by the Heinrich Boell Foundation- Berlin Germany, PhD Grant, 2008-2011, DEH as local executing partner)
  • 2010: “Bridging the food and nutrition gap for hunger and poverty reduction. Understanding the bush meat dynamics amongst households around protected areas in Cameroon“ (funded by the Eiselen Foundation Ulm / Stiftung Fiat Panis, Germany, 2010-2012: Co-principal Researcher).


  • Acquired official registration status as a nonprofit organization, with its own its website and head office
  • Offered scholarships to over 250 vulnerable children
  • Carried out feasibility studies in 12 rural communities in Cameroon
  • Offered internship opportunities to over 10 students from national Universities and Higher institutes of learning in Cameroon
  • Hosted two cohorts of students on internship from the Technical University of Munich, and the Military University in Munich, Germany, respectively
  • Launched and maintained a tree planting/environmental protection program
  • Networking and collaboration with new partners
  • Offered Volunteerism opportunity to at least 5 young graduates
  • Empower HIV infected persons socially, economically and otherwise
  • Promote gender equality via sensitization and capacity building workshops
  • Provide consultancy services to several local development agencies, the most recent being (1) Training of Trainers on Alternative Dispute Resolution; and (2)External Evaluation for Bread for the World Funded project, executed by Women in Action against Gender Violence – WACameroon (
  • Over 200 articles published by its members in peer-reviewed Journals since its creation
  • Technical support for the establishment of an organic farming training and demonstration center in -Kumbo- Cameroon
  • Revived the business of 2 crumbling businessmen through loans
  • Establishment and maintenance of a Plantain demonstration farm
  • Support farmers with over 2000 improved Oil Palm seedlings