Our Team

1- NATIONAL PRESIDENT

Yadji BeloYadji Belo
National President since 2004
Emeritus Forestry & Natural Resources Policy Development expert. He presides over board meetings the highest governing body of the organization. He provides strategic orientations in the development of the organization, represents CWCS in major events, and ensures high level lobbying and advocacy on topical issues of interest, diplomatic soldiering, team building and networking. Participates in important management processes that include project approvals, recruitments and other related major decision making activities. Acts at the link between board and the general assembly.

 


2. PRINCIPAL TECHNICAL ADVISOR

Leonard UsongoLeonard Usongo
Principal Technical Advisor since 1998
Seasoned Conservation and natural resource management specialist with over 20 years of post-doctoral experience in conservation and sustainable development. Provides strategic leadership in program development considering his many years working for international organizations IUCN, WCS, WWF etc. Responsible for strategic programmatic development of country portfolio and organizational development. Facilitates technical discussions during board and general assembly meetings. Plays lead role in policy development and advocacy in natural resource governance, networking and partnerships development, fundraising and image profiling and oversight technical compliance in program implementation.

 


3- NATIONAL PROGRAM COORDINATOR

 Gordon AJONINAGordon N. AJONINA
National Program Coordinator Since 2000
A renowned mangrove and wetlands management specialist with over 10 year’s postdoctoral experience in West & Central Africa. Responsible for overall coordination of field activities including contributions to strategic organizational development, thematic program development (REDD+, climate change, protected areas, etc.), monitoring and reporting, institutional liaison with government ministries and technical partners, NGOs, private sector and other important stakeholders. Supervises development and implementation of field projects, fundraising, and recruitment of field staff and oversee internal financial and management compliance of field projects.