CECILE BIBIANE NDJEBET
AFRICAN WOMEN’S NETWORK FOR COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT OF FORESTS (REFACOF)
Over the past 17 years, Cecile Bibiane Ndjebet’s work with REFACOF, as founding member and coordinator, consists of promoting women’s’ rights in Africa and advocating to shape policies and practices for gender equity in relation to land and forest tenure. Cecile has been engaged with the UNFCCC processes since 2011 at COP17. It was during this time that the African Women’s Network for Community Management of Forests (REFACOF) became a member of the Global Gender and Climate Alliance (GGCA). Cecile is also the focal point for the Women’s Major Group in support to UNFCCC and advocates for the participation of indigenous women and communities in decision-making on climate change policies.