Harrison AjebeNnoko is a seasoned manager, professional forester and community development mapping & land use planning expert working as Executive President (CEO) of AJEMALEBU SELF HELP (AJESH) since 2010. AJESH works in Cameroon and in Ghana on Nature-based approaches (Nba) focusing on natural resources management targeting issues of land governance, ecosystem restoration, forest conservation; participatory mapping and land use planning, defending community access rights to resources; climate change mitigation, adaptation and resilience approaches; forest governance, landscape, seascape and watershed management.
Through the Cameroonian Civil Society Organisation (CSO) network, Community and Forest Platform (CFP), Harrison has been very influential in the negotiations and implementation processes of the Voluntary Partnership Agreement of the Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade (VPA-FLEGT), signed between Cameroon and the European Union. An initiative that is currently extending to Asia timber and other forest product consumer countries, especially China and Vietnam and Harrison has been part of the CSO team of experts that analysed Chinese involvement in the forest and natural resources sector in Cameroon and the Congo Basin and the Guinean Forest of West Africa.
The work of Harrison and AJESH has received several appreciations including an honorific award in 2016 from the prestigious Momentum for Change Climate Neutral Now Initiative, launched by the Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), alongside the Rainforest Foundation UK, for successfully bringing community voices to contextual climate solutions. Harrison also received an Award of Excellency from the Cameroon Ministry of Forestry and Wildlife (MINFOF) for Exceptional Project Implementation of a forest governance project in Cameroon lodged with MINFOF.
Harrison has also been very active in the elaboration and implementation of two National Methodologies: The Harmonized National Methodology on Community participatory Mapping and the Guidelines for the Elaboration of the Local Land Use and development Plan (PLADDT) for Cameroon. Within the framework on mapping and land use planning, Harrison and his organisation AJESH are far more experienced, have advanced and excelled with the mapping and planning of many communities and landscapes within the littoral and south west regions of Cameroon.