Louis Roger Essola Etoa is President of the Regional Steering Committee of the Conference on the Dense and Humid Forest Ecosystems of Central Africa (CEFDHAC).
After graduating in public law from the National School of Administration and Magistracy (ENAM) in Cameroon, Louis Roger went on to enjoy a rich and varied administrative career holding a range of positions in the Prime Minister’s Office. In 2007, he was elected as an MP to the National Assembly of Cameroon. During his term of office, which ended in 2013, he joined the Network of Parliamentarians for the Sustainable Management of Forest Ecosystems in Central Africa (REPAR).
Since 2009, he has been the President of the CEFDHAC National Forum in Cameroon and of the Regional Steering Committee, operating within an umbrella body of stakeholders (Parliamentarians, Indigenous Populations, Women, Youth Populations, Civil Society Representatives, Environmental Assessment Specialists, Rural Radio Broadcasters and Traditional Leaders) who support the concept of sustainable forest ecosystem management and initiatives that seek to find solutions for environmental challenges.
Following his participation in the Rio+20 World Summit in 2012, he set up an association called Gouvernance Économie Verte et Développement Durable au Cameroun (GEVD – Green Economy and Sustainable Development Governance in Cameroon), which has been a member of the Global Network for Disaster Reduction (GNDR) since 2017.
Since 2016, he has been a Resource Person for the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS), responsible for strengthening the capacities of parliamentarians and facilitating the work carried out by the Parliamentarians Network for Disaster Resilience in Central Africa (REPARC).
Intervention during the conference:
10:30 – 12:30 Workshops : Protecting ecosystems to promote health