DR. JUDE NDZIFON KIMENGSI

DR. JUDE NDZIFON KIMENGSI

Senior Lecturer

Email: [email protected]
Phone: (+237)650872898

Biography:

Jude Ndzifon Kimengsi holds a PhD in Geography with focus on Natural Resources and Development in 2011. From 2017 to 2019, he was an Excellence Initiative Research Fellow at the Faculty of Environmental Sciences, Technische Universitat Dresden (Germany). Between 2012 and 2015, he served as a Consultant on Sustainable Development and Coordinator of Research, Consultancy and Publications Division at the Pan African Institute for Development – West Africa (PAID-WA). Dr. Kimengsi has been Visiting Scholar in a number of European Universities to include the Technical University of Munich and Universität Witten/Herdecke. He currently serves as Senior Lecturer in Geography and Environmental Studies at CATUC. Between 2014 and 2017, he held the position of Head of Department of Geography and Environmental Studies at CATUC. He is a consultant with WWF Cameroon and Germany on conservation, livelihoods and development. Dr. Kimengsi has over 65 publications in the diverse fields of Resource and Environmental Geography. His current research focus seeks to apply mixed-methods approaches to unbundle the (dis)connections between institutions, livelihoods and natural resource management in the context of climate change. Dr. Kimengsi is reviewer for several journals, including the Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa, Forest Policy and Economics, Forests, Climate Change, Social Sciences, and Sustainability. He is a Young Fellow of the Cameroon Academy of Sciences and Board Member of the Global Environmental Non-Migration Network. Dr. Kimengsi is a DAAD/DIES/University of Cologne Regional Expert for research proposal writing in Africa.

Qualifications:

2017-2019: Excellence Initiative Postdoctoral Fellow (Teaching and Research), Faculty of Environmental Sciences, Technische Universität Dresden (Germany)

2011: Ph.D Geography (option: Resources and Development) University of Buea, Cameroon.

2008: M.Sc. Geography     University of Buea, Cameroon (2008)

2006: B.Sc. Geography      University of Buea, Cameroon (2006)

 

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2017-2019: Research Fellow (Excellence Initiative), Technische Universität Dresden (Germany)

2012-Present: Senior Lecturer/Researcher in Geography and Environmental Studies, Catholic University of Cameroon (CATUC), Bamenda, Cameroon, www.catuc.org

Task: Lecture courses in Geography and Environmental Studies, Tourism and Sustainable development, Natural Resource & Environmental Management, and Rural Livelihoods

2012-2015: Lecturer on Sustainable Development, Pan-African Institute for Development-West Africa (PAID-WA), http://www.paidafrica.org/paidwa/

Task: Facilitate Courses in Rural Development Planning, Project Planning and Management

2013-2014:Coordinator, Research, Consultancy & Publications Division, PAID-WA, http://www.paidafrica.org/paidwa/

Task: Develop research and publications policy. Prepare and execute research consultancies for conservation organizations such as WWF and GIZ.

2016-2019: University of Cologne/DIES/DAAD Regional Expert (Africa) on Research Grant Proposal Writing (http://proposalwriting.globalsouth.uni-koeln.de/6844.html)

Task: Train scholars across Africa on Research Grant Proposal Writing

Membership of professional bodies: 

  1. Member, International Society for Development and Sustainability (ISDS), https//isdsnet.com
  2. Fellow of the Cameroon Academy Young Scientists (CAYS), https://cayscam.org/
  3. Board Member, Global Environmental Non-Migration Network

Research Interest:

Environment and Conservation Geography, Forest conservation, institutions and rural livelihoods, natural resource governance, climate change and sustainable development. Has received several research travel grants including from the German Research Foundation (Excellence Initiative), Volkswagen Foundation, and the Erasmus Mundus SUTROFOR programme.

Conferences and Workshops:

  1. Kimengsi, J. N., Haller, T., Auch, E., Bhusal, P. (2019). Constitutionality manifestations and potential implications for forest co-management in the Lower Mustang District of Nepal, 5thAnnual FLARE Conference (23rd-25th Aug 2019), University of Michigan http://www.forestlivelihoods.org/annual-meeting-2019/.
  2. Kimengsi, J. N., Ngefor, B. M., Domke, M., Balgah, R. A., Pretzsch, J. (2019). Institutional arrangements, conflict and sustainable transboundary natural resource management regimes in Central Africa, International Expert Workshop on “Natural Resource Sector Reform and Human Security” 18-19 July 2019, Universität Koblenz-Landau. https://www.uni-koblenz-landau.de/en
  3. Domke, M., Pretzsch, J., Kimengsi, J. N., Aung, P.S., Moyo, F. (2019). Balancing Conservation and Livelihood for Rural Stabilization: Challenges and Potentials based on cases from the Global South, International Expert Workshop on “Natural Resource Sector Reform and Human Security” 18 -19 July 2019, Universität Koblenz-Landau, https://www.uni-koblenz-landau.de/en
  4. Domke, M., Aung, P. S., Kimengsi, J.N., Moyo, F., Hintz, K. S., Pretzsch, J. (2019). Tropical forestry and rural stabilization: Conceptual insights based on case studies from the Global South. Conference on “Environmental Non-migration: Frameworks, Methods and Cases, 19-21 June, 2019, TU-Dresden, https://tu-dresden.de/bu/umwelt/p-u-r/konferenzen.
  5. Balgah, R. A., and Kimengsi, J. N. (2019). Drivers for Environmental (Non)migration in Africa. An Inter-Rater Reliability Based Review of empirical cases, Conference on “Environmental Non-migration: Frameworks, Methods and Cases, 19-21 June, 2019, TU- Dresden, https://tu-dresden.de/bu/umwelt/p-u-r/konferenzen.
  6. Bhusal, P., and Kimengsi, J. N. (2019). What Drives Environmental (Non)migration in the Himalayan region? Evidence from Nepal, Conference on “Environmental Non-migration: Frameworks, Methods and Cases, 19-21 June, 2019, TU- Dresden, https://tu-dresden.de/bu/umwelt/p-u-r/konferenzen.
  7. Kimengsi, J. N., Domke, M., and Hintz, K. S. (2019). Stabilizing Rural Africa through natural resource-based transformation Case Study: The Western Highlands of Cameroon. AGEP Developmental Debates Workshop, 21-23 March 2019, GSI, Bonn, https://www.gsi-bonn.de.
  8. Kimengsi, J. N., Pretzsch, J., Auch, E. & Balgah, R. A. (2018). WWF’s Green Business Model in Protected area conservation and Livelihoods Sustenance in Cameroon: The need for a shift in approach? 4thAnnual FLARE Conference, Copenhagen (17th-20th October 2018), http://www.forestlivelihoods.org/annual-meeting-2018/.

Publications (Journal Articles and Books/Book Chapters):

  1. Kimengsi, J.N., Balgah, R.A., Buchenrieder, G., Silberberger, M.& Hene, P.B. (2019). An empirical analysis of credit-financed agro-investments and income poverty dynamics of rural women in Cameroon, Community Development, https://www.tandfonline.com/loi/rcod20 (forthcoming).
  2. Kimengsi, J. N., Haller, T., Auch, E., Bhusal, P. (2019). Constitutionality manifestations and potential implications for forest co-management in the Lower Mustang District of Nepal, http://www.forestlivelihoods.org/annual-meeting-2019/.
  3. Kimengsi, J. N., Ngefor, B. M., Domke, M., Balgah, R. A., Pretzsch, J. (2019). Institutional arrangements, conflict and sustainable transboundary natural resource management regimes in Central Africa, https://www.uni-koblenz-landau.de/en
  4. Domke, M., Pretzsch, J., Kimengsi, J. N., Aung, P.S., Moyo, F. (2019). Balancing Conservation and Livelihood for Rural Stabilization: Challenges and Potentials based on cases from the Global South, https://www.uni-koblenz-landau.de/en
  5. Domke, M., Aung, P. S., Kimengsi, J.N., Moyo, F., Hintz, K. S., Pretzsch, J. (2019). Tropical forestry and rural stabilization: Conceptual insights based on case studies from the Global South, https://tu-dresden.de/bu/umwelt/p-u-r/konferenzen
  6. Balgah, R. A., and Kimengsi, J. N. (2019). Drivers for Environmental (Non)migration in Africa. An Inter-Rater Reliability Based Review of empirical cases, https://tu-dresden.de/bu/umwelt/p-u-r/konferenzen
  7. Bhusal, P., and Kimengsi, J. N. (2019). What Drives Environmental (Non)migration in the Himalayan region? Evidence from Nepal, https://tu-dresden.de/bu/umwelt/p-u-r/konferenzen.
  8. Astutik, S. Pretzsch, J. and Kimengsi, J.N. (2019). Asian medicinal plants’ production and utilization potentials: A review. Sustainability https://www.mdpi.com/journal/sustainability (forthcoming).
  9. Gwan, S., Ntoban, V., & Kimengsi, J. (2019). An Analysis of Human Survival Strategies in Difficult Environments: A Case Study of the Kom Highlands in Cameroon. Journal of Geography, Environment and Earth Science International, 22(2), 1-13.
  10. Nchu I.N., Kimengsi J.N., and Kapp G. (2019). Diagnosing climate adaptation constraints in rural subsistence farming systems in Cameroon. Gender and institutional perspectives, Sustainability 2019, 11(14).
  1. Kimengsi, J. N., Aung, P. S., Pretzsch, J., Haller, T. & Auch, E. (2019). Constitutionality and the Co-Management of Protected Areas: Reflections from Cameroon and Myanmar, International Journal of the Commons, https://www.thecommonsjournal.org
  2. Balgah, R. A. & Kimengsi, J. N. (2019). Can Policy Deviance Reduce Poverty? Empirical Evidence from Self-Return Environmental Migrants in Cameroon, International Social Science Journal, https://onlinelibrary. wiley.com/journal.
  3. Kimengsi, J.N., Bhusal, P., Aryal, A., Fernandez, M.V.B.C., Owusu, R., Chaudhary, A., and Nielsen, W. (2019). What (De)Motivates Forest Users’ Participation in Co-Management? Evidence from Nepal. Forests 2019, 10(6),512.
  4. Bate G. B., Kimengsi, J. N. & Amawa, S. G. (2019). Determinants and Policy Implications of Farmers’ Climate Adaptation Choices in Rural Cameroon, Sustainability 2019, 11(1921), 1-14; doi:10.3390/su11071921.
  5. Kimengsi, J.N. and Andin Q. B. (2017). Crop-specific response to climatic variability and agricultural planning Implications in North West Cameroon. Journal of Geography, Environment and Earth Science, 13(2),1-11, 2017, SCIENCEDOMAIN international.
  6. Ngoe, M., Jing Z., Mukete, B., Tabi G., Kimengsi, J.N. and Aniah, D (2016). Analysis of the Technical Efficiency of Smallholder Cocoa Farmers in South West Cameroon. American Journal of Rural Development, 4(6),129-133. doi: 10.12691/ajrd-4-6-2.
  7. Kimengsi, J.N., Balgah R. A. & Amawa S. G (2016). Preparedness of African Farmers for Climate Insurance. Empirical Evidence from Cameroon. Open Journal of Applied & Theoretical Environmental Sciences 2(1), 69-83.
  8. Balgah, R.A., Bime, M-J. W., Kimengsi, J.N. & Forti, K. A. (2016): Farmers’ Knowledge and Perceptions to Climate Variability in North West Cameroon. World Journal of Social Science Research 3(3),261-273.
  9. Balgah R.A., Kimengsi, J.N. & Buchenrieder G. (2016). Understanding and Building on Indigenous Agro-Pastoral Adaptation strategies for Climate Change in Sub-Saharan Africa: Experiences from Rural Cameroon. Journal of Advances in Agriculture, 6(1), 833-840.
  10. Balgah R. A, & Mbue, I. N., Kimengsi, J N. & Azibo, K N (2016). Factors Influencing the Adoption of Informal Mechanisms by Disaster Victims in Cameroon. International Journal for Social and Political Science, 2(2),6-29.
  11. Kimengsi, J.N., Amawa S.G. & Fondufe S. L (2016). Building a Strategy to Overcome the Psychological Barriers to Climate Change Management in Rural Communities of Fako Division, Cameroon. Journal of Sustainable Development, 9(1),14-22.
  12. Kimengsi, J. N. & Balgah R. A. (2015). How prepared are Cameroon’s cocoa farmers for Climate Insurance? Evidence from the South West Region of Cameroon.  Elsevier Procedia Environmental Sciences (29), 2015.
  13. Amawa, S.G., Kimengsi, J.N. Tata, E.S. & Azieh, E.A. (2015). The Implications of Climate Variability on Market Gardening in Santa Sub-Division of Cameroon. Env. & Natural Resources Research, 5(2), 14-23.
  1. Kimengsi J. N. and Tosam, J. N (2013). Climate Variability and Cocoa Production in Meme Division of Cameroon: Agricultural Development Policy Options. Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences, August 2013.
  2. Kimengsi, J.N. and Muluh, N.G. (2013). A Comparative Assessment of the Effect of Climatic Variations on the Crops of the Cameroon Development Corporation (CDC): Adaptation Options. Environment and Natural Resources Research, 3(1),144-156.
  3. Balgah R.A, Kimengsi, J.N. & Buchenrieder, G (2016): Determinants for adopting risk management mechanisms amongst flood victims in North West Cameroon. In Romero, D. ed (2016) Natural Disasters: Risk Assessment, Management Strategies and Challenges. Nova science Publishers, New York pp14-30.
  4. Lambi, C. M. Kometa, C.G. and Kimengsi, J.N. (2012). Reflections on Landslide Hazards in the Limbe Municipality, South West Region of Cameroon African Journal of Social Sciences, 3(1), 1-12.
  5. Balgah, S.N. & Kimengsi, J.N. (2011): Sustainable Management of Lake Barombi Mbo as a Source of Drinking Water to the Population of Kumba, Cameroon. African Journal of Social Sciences, 2(3), 16-32.
  1. Kimengsi, J. N., Pretzsch, J., Auch, E. & Balgah, R. A. (2019). WWF’s green business model in protected area conservation and livelihoods sustenance in Cameroon: The need for a shift in approach? Environment and Natural Resources, Vol 9, No. 1, 2019, 9-24.
  2. Kimengsi, J. N., Pretzsch, J., Mukong, A. K. & Ongolo, S. (2019). Measuring Livelihood Diversification and Forest Conservation Choices: Insights from Rural Cameroon, Forests 2019, 10(81), 1-16; doi:10.3390/f10020081
  3. Kimengsi, J. N., Mukong, A. K., Balgah, R. A., Pretzsch, J. & Kwei, J. (2019). Households’ assets dynamics and ecotourism choices in the western highlands of Cameroon, Sustainability 2019, 11(7), 1-16; doi:10.3390/su11071921.
  4. Kimengsi, J.N. & Ngala, M. P. (2018). Revisiting participatory forest management and community livelihoods in the Kilum-Ijim Montane forest landscape of Cameroon. Int. Journal of Global Sustainability, 2(1)39-55.
  5. Kimengsi J. N. & Lum, A. E. (2018). An Analysis of the Potential Development Implications of Cultural Tourism in North West Cameroon. Canadian Journal of Tropical Geography, 5 (1), 1-9.
  6. Kometa, S. S., Kimengsi, J. N. and Petiangma, D. M. (2018). Urban Development and its Implications on Wetland Ecosystem Services in Ndop, Cameroon. Environmental Mgt. & Sustainable Development 7(1),1-16.
  7. Kimengsi, J.N., Amawa, S.G. & Gwan, S.A. (2018). A Model for Sustainable Water Supply in Rural Communities: The case of Ekondo-Titi, Cameroon. Sustainability in Environment 3(1), 46-58.
  8. Kimengsi J. N., Fogwe, Z. N. & Nebota C. M. (2018). Cameroon-Nigeria border conflict incidence on trade patterns and dynamics within near-border settlements of the Bakassi Peninsula, Cameroon. Urban and Regional Planning 3(1), 11-19.
  9. Kimengsi, J.N. & Balgah R.A (2017). Repositioning Local Institutions in Natural Resource Management: Perspectives from Sub-Saharan Africa. Schmollers Jahrbuch 137 (2017), 115 – 138.
  10. Kimengsi, J. N. & Ndam, I. (2017). Spatial variations and planning implications of urban crimes in the Bamenda Metropolis of Cameroon. Journal of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning 2(4), 89-98.
  11. Kimengsi, J.N. & Fogwe, Z. N. (2017). Urban Green Development Planning Opportunities and Challenges in sub-Saharan Africa: Lessons from Bamenda City, Cameroon. International Journal of Global Sustainability, 1(1), 1-17.
  12. Kimengsi, J.N., Balgah, S.N. & Achia S. N (2017). Peri-Urban Land use Dynamics and Development Implications in the Bamenda III Municipality of Cameroon. Sustainability in Environment 2(3), 273-288.
  13. Ndi H.N. & Kimengsi, J. N. (2017). Mapping epilepsy risks through porcine farming in North West Cameroon. ISABB Journal of Health and Environmental Sciences, 4(1), 1-10.
  14. Kimengsi, J. N., Ndi H.N. & Essame, E.S.A. (2016). Livelihood Survival Strategies in Declining Towns of Sub Saharan Africa: Evidence from Nkongsamba, Cameroon. Urban and Regional Planning, 1(3) 65-73.
  15. Kimengsi, J.N., Mokom N. M. & Gwan S. A. (2016). Spatial Service Accessibility and Livelihood Implications in Secondary Towns of sub-Saharan Africa: The Case of Buea, Cameroon. Open Journal of Applied & Theoretical Environmental Sciences (OJATES) 1(1), 08-19.
  16. Takwa, A.C & Kimengsi, J. N. (2016). An Empirical Analysis of PACA’s Role in Rural Development in Mezam Division of Cameroon. African Journal of Social Sciences, 7 (4), 3-12.
  17. Takwa C. A & Kimengsi, J.N. (2016). Investigating the role of agriculture, industry and foreign direct Investment in Cameroon’s economic growth. Greener Journal of Social Sciences, 6 (1), 10-18.
  18. Balgah, S.N & Kimengsi, J.N (2016). Land Use Dynamics and Wetland Management in Bamenda: Urban Development Policy Implications. Journal of Sustainable Development, 9(5), 1-11.
  19. Kimengsi, J.N., J. N. Lambi & S. A. Gwan (2016): Reflections on the Role of Plantations in Development: Lessons from the Cameroon Development Corporation (CDC). Sustainability in Environment, 1(1), 1-11.
  20. Kimengsi, J.N., Balgah, R.A. & Gwan S.A. (2016).  Enhancing Community  Participation for Rural Development in Central Ejagham of Cameroon: Challenges and Prospects. International Journal on Community Development, 4(1), 20-32.
  21. Kimengsi, J.N., Balgah R. A, & Tosam J. N. (2016). Improving Cocoa Processing and Marketing for Conservation in the Mount Cameroon National Park Communities: Challenges and Way Forward. Greener Journal of Social Sciences Vol. 6 (1), 001-010.
  22. Kimengsi, J.N., Amawa, S.G. and Fozo, R. A. (2016): Market Gardening Activities and their Implications on Water Sources in Rural Environments: The Case of Awing, Santa Sub Division of Cameroon. International Journal of Resource and Environmental Management, 1(2), 55-67.
  23. Kimengsi, J.N, Fondufe S.L. & Gwan S.A. (2016). Strengthening Women’s Participation in the Sustainable Management of the Bimbia Bonadikombo Community Forest of Cameroon: Challenges and Blueprints. International Journal of Sustainable Development Research, 2(4), 24-29.
  24. Kimengsi, J.N. & Lambi, C. M (2015). Reflections on the Natural-Resource Development Paradox in the Bakassi Area (Ndian Division) of Cameroon. Journal of African Studies and Development Vol. 7(9), 239-249.
  25. Kimengsi, J.N. & Fombe L. F. (2015). The Growth Pole Strategy as a Panacea for Sub-Saharan Africa’s Regional Development Challenges: Reflections from Cameroon and Nigeria. Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa, 17(8), 2015, http://www.jsd-africa.com/.
  26. Kimengsi, J. N. & Amawa S.G. (2015). Water Rationing in the Buea Municipality: Patterns, Effects and Coping Strategies. African Journal of Social Sciences, 6(3).
  27. Kimengsi, J.N., Ndi H. N. & Gwan S. A (2015). Urban housing improvement and conflict prevention framework for Cameroonian cities: Lessons from Kumba. Journal of Geography and Regional Planning, 8(7), 181-188.
  28. Balgah R. A, Yenshu E. V & Mbue I. N & Kimengsi, J.N. (2015). Rural Development NGOs and Service Delivery to the very Poor: An Empirical Analysis of a Training Center in Rural Cameroon. Asian Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development, 5(4), 103-115.
  29. Forba, C.F & Kimengsi, J.N. (2015). An Empirical Analysis of the Relationship between Plantation Development and Urbanisation in the Mungo Corridor of Cameroon. Greener Journal of Environmental Management and Public Safety. 4 (1), 1-8.
  30. Kimengsi, J.N. & Lambi, C. M. (2015). Pamol Plantations Plc: Prelude to a Looming Population Problem in Ekondo Titi Sub-Division, South West Region of Cameroon. Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa 17(3),79-94.
  31. Kimengsi, J.N. (2014): Threats to Ecotourism Development and Forest Conservation in the Lake Barombi Mbo Area of Cameroon. Journal of International Wildlife Law and Policy, 17(4), 213-230.
  1. Kimengsi, J.N. (2015): Developing a Tri-Phase Model for Land Conflict Resolution in the North West Region of Cameroon. Book Chapter on “Land Reforms and Natural Resources Conflict in Africa: New Development Paradigms in the Era of Global Liberalization”. Routledge Research/Taylor Francis, New York.
  2. Kometa, S.S. and Kimengsi, J.N. (2013): Transport as an Impediment to the Development of an Economically Endowed Region: The Case of Ekondo- Titi Sub-Division, Cameroon. Greener Journal of Environmental Management and Public Safety Vol. 2 (1), 032-039.
  3. Lambi, C. M., Kimengsi, J.N., Kometa, C.G. and Tata E.S. (2012): The Management of Protected Areas and the Sustenance of Local Livelihoods in Cameroon. Environment and Natural Resources Research (ENRR), 2(3), 10-18.
  4. Fondufe S. L. Y. and Kimengsi J. N. (2012): Adopting the Use of Biogas as a Renewable Energy Source in Bui Division of Cameroon: Challenges and Blueprints. Renewable Energy Law and Policy Review 1/2012: 65-76, Lexxion, Berlin, Germany.
  5. Amawa, S.G. and Kimengsi, J.N. (2012): Accelerated Urbanisation in the Buea Municipality: The Question of Sustainability in the Provision of Social Services. African Journal of Social Sciences, 3(3), September 2012.
  6. Fondufe, S. L. Y &. Kimengsi, J.N. (2011): Opportunities, Constraints and Prospects of Biogas Production in the Bamdzeng Area of Kumbo Sub-Division. African Journal of Social Sciences, 2(1), March 2011.
  7. Kimengsi, J.N. (2009): Pamol Industrial Growth and Land Use Conflicts in Ekondo-Titi Sub-Division, South West Region of Cameroon. Proceedings of the Second Post Graduate Seminar on Conflict Prevention Management and Resolution Organised By The Faculty of Social and Management Sciences, University of Buea, 28th January, 2009.
    1. Balgah, R. A. and Kimengsi, J. N. (2015). Building an indigenous agro-pastoral adaptation framework to climate change in Sub-Saharan Africa: Experiences from the North West Region of Cameroon, Elsevier Procedia Environmental Sciences (29), 126-127