Augustine Njamnshi is a lawyer with 26 years of experience in environmental policy and governance advocacy in Cameroon and the Central African subregion. He has extensive 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 held, and continues to hold, several elected positions representing the environmental sector of Africa’s civil society at the international level. He co-founded and led various organizations, including the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance from 2008 to 2012; was the UNEP major groups representative for Africa from 2010 to 2012; and served as the francophone African coordinator of the Access Initiative. He was the African civil society representative on the World Bank’s Forest Carbon Partnership Facility as well as the Carbon Fund. He was co-chair of the African Development Bank CSO committee from 2018 to 2020 and was elected African CSO observer for Climate Investment Funds.
Njamnshi is the coordinator of the African Coalition for Sustainable Energy and Access. He is also executive secretary at Bio-Resources Development and Conservation in Cameroon, and serves as chair of political and technical affairs of the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance.