Dr Andre K. Toham

Dr. Andre Toham, a native from Cameroon. He performs for his PhD degree on aquatic ecology at the Katholieke Universiteit of Leuven in Belgium in 1998. He also undertook a postdoctoral research work at Cornell University (Ithaca) in late 1998, before joining World Wildlife Fund US (WWF USA) in 1999 where he led the design, development, management and monitoring of many international forestry, land management, freshwater, biodiversity and climate change programs and projects in the Central Africa region.

He serves in several leadership positions at WWF USA: from Ecoregion Leader, to Regional Director for Conservation, to Deputy WWF Representative for the Central Africa Region. He also worked for US Forest Service, as Regional Technical Advisor for central Africa based at the intergovernmental forestry organization called Central Africa Forests Commission. He also worked for the US Department of State, as Deputy Congo Basin Forest Partnership (CBFP) Facilitator.

He is currently a UN Environment Consultant supporting the Republic of Congo and Democratic Republic of Congo in developing and rolling out an integrated strategy for the long term management of central cuvette peatlands.