Mrs Cécile Ndjebet is an Agronomist and Social Forester by profession and gender specialist and Women Leadership trainer and adviser. With 34 year of field experience, Cécile has an extensive experience on gender mainstreaming and women’s rights in policies, mechanisms, programs, initiatives and processes related to natural resources management: Gender and tenure, gender and REDD+ and gender and climate change. She started her professional career as a Cameroonian Civil servant, joined the civil society Organizations, and founded a national NGO Cameroon Ecology in 2000 and has been advocating for community rights – including rural and Indigenous women - to forests, land and natural resources.

Honoured in the 2022 Champions of the Earth Inspiration and Action category, Cécile Bibiane Ndjebet is a tireless advocate for the rights of women in Africa to secure land tenure, which is essential if they are to play a role in restoring ecosystems, fighting poverty and mitigating climate change. She is also leading efforts to influence policy on gender equality in forest management across 20 African countries. #EarthChamps #GenerationRestoration. Read the full story here

Cécile Bibiane Ndjebet. Champions of the Earth 2022. © UNEP / Duncan Moore

Putting Women and Small Farmers at the Centre of Decision-Making: Cecile Bibiane Ndjebet speaks on moving beyond technologies to improve agricultural value chains.