Augustine B Njamnshi is a Lawyer with 23 years of environmental policy and governance advocacy in Cameroon and the Central African sub-region. He has long experience in legislative and policy drafting in the areas of Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit Sharing, Biosafety, Biosecurity, Access to Environmental Information and Public Participation in decision making. Augustine has also held and continues to hold several elected positions representing African Civil Society of the environment sector at the international level.
He has been the Co-Founder and Pioneer Chair of the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance 2008-2012 and UNEP Major Groups Representative for Africa 2010-2012, the African Civil Society Representative on the World Bank’s Forest Carbon Partnership Facility as well as the Carbon Fund 2012-2016. Currently he holds the positions of Executive Secretary at the Bioresources Development and Conservation Cameroon, The Francophone African Coordinator of The Access Initiative, The Chair of Political and Technical Affairs of the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance and the Coordinator of the African Coalition for Renewable Energy and Access (ACSEA).