ENGAGEMENT IN CIVIL SOCIETY



Board member or management/advisory committee member
Current

  • Since 2004 (Advisory committee): Darrell Posey Fellowship for Ethnoecology and Traditional Resource Rights. This initiative provides fellowships and grants to individuals and groups based in academic institutions as well as in communities, and working on the development of traditional resource rights.
  • Since 2007 (Board): Society of Anthropology of Paris. Founded in 1859 and recognized for its public utility in 1864, the SAP is among the oldest French scientific associations. It is dedicated to the origin and biological diversity of humankind.
  • Since 2013 (Board): Foundation for Environment and Development in Cameroon. Created in 2001 and recognized for its public utility, FEDEC is a disposition of the Vol. 4 (1999) Environmental Management Plan (EMP) developed by the World Bank to ensure that necessary measures are implemented in order to protect the environment and comply with environmental legislation. I am in charge of following the Master Plan dedicated to the Kola/Gyeli Pygmies who were impacted by the Tchad-Cameroon Pipeline.
  • Since 2013 (Honorary President): Racines de Terriens Association (literally “earthling roots”), a French association dedicated to youth education to environment using ethnobiology as a conceptual framework.
  • Since 2013: Member of the Research team of the Bushmeat Research Initiative within CIFOR.
  • Since 2014: Associate editor of the Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedecine.
  • Since 2014 (Council of Elders): International Society of Ethnobiology. The Council of Elders is a group of advisors with long-term knowledge of the ISE’s vision and history, whose role is to provide guidance on the direction and substance of ISE projects and activities.
  • Since 2018 (Board): co-founder of EDU-HG, a research and advocacy group concerning hunter-gatherer education
  • Past
  • 2004-2009 (Associate): People and Plants International is an independent non-profit that grew out of the People and Plants Initiative (1992-2004), a partnership between Worldwide Fund for Nature, Unseco, and the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew.
  • 2004-2014 (Board): French Society of Human Ecology. The SEH is a French scientific association recognized of public utility, and dedicated to the study of bio-cultural interactions.
  • 2007-2014 (Board): Help Doctors. Help Doctors in an international humanitarian medical NGO registered as a French non-profit association.
  • 2008-2014 (Board): International Society of Ethnobiology. The ISE is a non-profit collaborative network working to preserve links between human societies and the natural world.
  • 2010-2014 (Board): Tropical Rainforests: Future. FTHA is a non-profit association which was created to support the initial project of the movie ‘Once upon a forest’ released in 2013.
Subscribing member of learned societies and research groups
Current
Past
  • 1994-2006: The Leakey Foundation. After obtaining a Post-Doctoral Fellowship from this Foundation in 1993, I became a sustaining member of this non-profit organization whose mission is to explore human origins, evolution, behavior, and survival.
  • 1994-2008: European Tropical Forest Research Network. Since 1991, the ETFRN aims to ensure that European research contributes to conservation and sustainable use of forest and tree resources in tropical and subtropical countries.
  • 2008-2012: French Association for the Progress of Science. Founded in 1872, and recognized for its public utility in 1876, AFAS is one of the oldest French scientific associations.