Tuesday, November 19, 2019

IAPG-Cameroon has a new co-coordinator

Njilah Isaac Konfor has been appointed new co-coordinator of IAPG-Cameroon. He will lead the section together with the current coordinator, Ndzishepngong Kelvin Ngwang.

Njilah Isaac is a Cameroonian Associate Professor of Geology with expertise in Geochemistry, Environmental Science and Disaster Risk Management. He obtained his MSc and PhD from the University of Leeds (UK), and completed the Advanced Course in Geographical Information System (GIS), GPS and Remote Sensing, and the Advanced Professional training in the field of Integrated Groundwater Management.

He has held several managerial positions including:

  • Coordinator of Lake Nyos Project "Securisation and socioeconomic Reintegration of the Lake Nyos Area Cameroon" piloted by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
  • Deputy Secretary General of the Geological Society of Africa (1999-2003).
  • President/Coordinator of the Cameroon Association for Young Scientists (CAMAYS). 
  • UNDP (2010): Cartography and coordination of the elaboration of Disaster Relief Operational Plan  (Plan ORSEC) for Menchum Division, Cameroon.
  • Principal Geologist in charge of Identification of Risk Zones in Cameroon. (Prospection, inventory, cartography of risk zones), piloted by the UNDP.
  • Lead consultant for the drafting of the National Programme for the Prevention and Management of Catastrophes in Cameroon (PNPGC), UNDP/MINAT.
  • Coordinator of the International Network for Young Scientists Cameroon. 
  • Coordinator and Chairman of the Environmental Protection and Catastrophe Management (EPCAM), Cameroon.
  • Coordinator of the Cameroon Association for Young Scientists (CAMAYS).
  • UNESCO Nairobi Office: Evaluation of the vulnerability of the population around Lake Nyos and Mt. Cameroon to toxic gas emissions and volcanic eruptions.
He has equally convened many workshops and conferences, amongst some of which are:
  • The 12th conference of the Geological Society of Africa (GSAf), Yaounde Cameroon, 27th  March – 2nd April 2001 (Secretary General).
  • Climate change and water resources, 25-27 January 2006 (funded by the British Council).
  • Volcanic Eruptions of Mount Cameroon and toxic gas emissions of crater lakes near Lake Nyos (2004) (funded by UNESCO Nairobi office).
  • Climate change uncertainties and land use (funded by the British Council).
  • International Lake Nyos field workshop, 10th-15th April 2005 (funded by UNESCO Nairobi office).

He is the Editor of the African Journal of Science and Technology (UNESCO Journal) and the Journal of the Geosciences Society of Cameroon. 
Since 1992 till date, he serves as a lecturer in Geology, Geo-environmental Sciences and Geochemistry at the Department of Earth Sciences, University of Yaoundé 1, Cameroon.

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IAPG - International Association for Promoting Geoethics

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