About Us

Welcome to EUIABS

About Us

Our Origin and Evolution

The ERuDeF University Institute of Applied Biodiversity Sciences (EUIABS) Buea Cameroon, is a non-profit pioneer biodiversity Institute started in 2012 accredited by the Minister of Vocational Training and Employment of Cameroon as the Institute of Biodiversity and Non- profit studies (EBiNs).

In 2018, the ERuDeF Board of Trustees authorized that the ERuDeF Institute of Biodiversity and non-profit studies should be transformed into the ERuDeF University Institute of Applied Biodiversity Sciences and to be accredited by the Minister of Higher Education.

From inception, EUIABS has sponsored several conservation projects such as Tree planting, Agroforestry, Nursery establishments for farmers, restoration of water catchments, promotion of environmental education; as a means to give back to the communities, hosting the institute’s programs and projects.

The Environment and Rural Development Foundation, ERuDeF, a non-profit organization was created in 1999 with the vision of saving rainforests, conserving species and impacting lives. The main aim of creating the Institute is to close the gap existing in the training of conservation professionals and leaders in Cameroon. Furthermore, there exist few institutions in Cameroon and Central Africa for the training of Park Managers, Environmental Education specialists and other conservation professionals.

We provide professional and practically intense training for students and make sure of their professional insertion into both the job market and academic fields. All programs at EUAIBS are academically intensive, with a research professional focus that is challenging, requiring a lot of strategic thinking and meditation.

EUIABS Cameroon is the leading provider of conservation leadership development education in Cameroon and Central Africa. The non-profit private Institute equips the young and future conservation leaders with skills and expertise to research, think critically, innovate, lead and manage new programs.

EUIABS Cameroon offers a unique mix of leadership training in biodiversity management, fundraising development, philanthropy and non-profit management not yet found in any postgraduate institutions in Cameroon.

Furthermore, EUIABS Cameroon offers tailor-made programs leading to certification in fundraising and NGO management in partnership with western and African expert institutions.

These programs give you a chance to explore opportunities in the areas of Conservation, Geomatics Study, and Philanthropy and Civil Society.

Students will graduate from these programs as: Conservationists (Park Managers, Eco-guards, Bio-monitors, Environmental Journalists, Environmental Educators, Water Scientists, Scientific Researchers, etc), GIS Experts, Grant makers and NGO Administrators capable of funding and piloting their own career and business. Our aim is that even if you cannot gain employment, you should be able to raise funds to set up and manage a project of your own. 

 

 

Our Vision

EUIABS seeks to train state of the arts professionals and specialists in the fields of Conservation, Geomatic Studies, Philanthropy and Civil society, focusing on scientific research and grant making, characterized by innovation and leadership.

 

 

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Our Mission

EUIABS exists to train and build capacities of professionals in conservation, Geomatic Studies, Philanthropy and civil society.

Our Objectives

  • To train at least 25 states of the arts professionals and specialists in the fields of Conservation within 1 to 4years.
  • To train at least 25 states of the arts professionals and specialists in the fields of Geomatic Studies within 1 to 4 years
  • To train at least 25 states of the arts professionals and specialists in the fields of Philanthropy and Civil society from 1 to 4 years.
  • To build and run a robust scientific research program characterized by innovation and leadership.
  • To build a strong Basic Science Program as a basis for effective and efficient scientific research practice.
  • To foster early initiation of young Cameroonians in the concepts of Science, technology, engineering and mathematics-STEM Initiative from the basic level through the university.
  • To build and maintain a network of practitioners/trainers, and a collaborative community as a means to enhance best practice sharing.

 

Our Values

EUIABS focuses not only on the various subject matter per program but is very keen to the development of key values that would enhance performance and life balance in our graduates such as but not limited to:

  • Excellence,
  • Collegiality
  • Inclusiveness and diversity
  • Responsiveness
  • Accountability
  • Integrity
  • Freedom and Discovery
  • Recognition

Our Goal

To engage students in diverse learning environments that train them to think critically and to expand their intellectual horizons while attaining the knowledge and skills

Our Promise

Be part of a team that will not only open you up to opportunities in the field of conservation but will open your minds and hearts to protect the world in which we live.

Contact Us

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Civil Society Building, Co-Cathedral Road Buea, South-West Region The Republic of Cameroon, Central Africa

(+237 ) 674 79 69 46

(+237) 678 31 62 51

(+237 ) 674 79 69 46

info@erudefinstitute.org