|Last Name: KIMINOU – KIA – BIKINDOU|
First Name: Yvon – Loïc
Date of Birth: 06/02/1983
Place of Birth: Pointe-Noire/CONGO
Current Residence: Etoa – Méki/ Yaoundé-CAMEROON
I received my Engineer in Rural Development degree from the Marien Ngouabi University in 2009. As part of my end of year thesis defense, I completed an internship in a professional setting with the logging company SICOFOR. This internship aimed to contribute to the study of the social dimension of a forest management plan. From January to March 2010, I interned at the Ministry of Forest Economy and Environment. This second internship was dedicated to learning and understanding current forestry laws in the Congo forest and its application texts (Act 16-2000 of 20 November 2000).
Your first impressions of the CSE:
I remember like it was yesterday. February 10, 2010, as a new student of the CSE, I arrived in Yaoundé with my new classmates of different nationalities. The TFT team prepared a warm welcome for us and we settled into our new quarters. I was amazed to be sitting around a table with people from different backgrounds and cultures with whom I would now be sharing my daily life.
Why did you apply to the CSE?
I want to further my understanding of “Social Forestry” and acquire new knowledge related to the field of sustainable management of forest ecosystems.
Your dream job?
I would like to be a forestry auditor in a research and engineering department.
The person in this world you most admire and why?
Nelson Mandela, for his sacrifice in the fight against racial discrimination, his spirit of deep reconciliation between black populations and Afrikaners in South Africa.
If you could change one thing in this world, what would it be?
Make the HIV/AIDS virus disappear.
A message to the visitors of the Fondation Chirac’s website to help them understand the issues surrounding the forests of the Congo Basin and the populations that live there…
The indigenous peoples of the Congo Basin, even partially sedentary, maintain a close relationship with the forest. The forest is their identity.