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Marie Eliane Ndjib joins PM World Correspondents Network in Cameroon

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17 May 2013 – Dallas, London, Sydney – PM World has announced that Marie Eliane Ndjib has been appointed an International Correspondent for the PM World Journal (PMWJ) in Cameroon.  Ms. Ndjib is Chief Operations Officer and a premium consultant at PETROS & Partners in Douala, Cameroon.

marie-elaine-ndjibMs. Marie Eliane Ndjib is a dynamic, results-oriented and pro-active professional, with three years of experience in strategic planning and management, and three years of experience in project planning, tracking and controls. Her interest is in helping organizations to improve their performance and optimize the implementation of programs and projects to sustain their strategy and better manage change issues. She is also a trainer on total quality management and project management.

Among recent projects, she has contributed in the development of strategic plans for 3 organizations. She has developed a human resource tracking system for employee performance assessments, planned and implemented a total quality management system, planned and implemented a Lean Six Sigma project, and planned and implemented a management-by-results program in a company.

Marie Eliane has a Bachelor’s degree in Geography from the University of Buea-Cameroon (2009) and a Master’s degree in Project Management (With the PMI-PMBOK approach) from the Panafrican Institute for Development-Central Africa (PAID-CA) (2012).  She expects to have her PMP and MS Project certifications in 2013.  Marie is motivated to modestly participate in the professional development of project management in Cameroon, including the planning for the first National Congress on Project Management in Cameroon.  She wants to help people who are interested in this professional field to better develop their knowledge on Project Management.

doualaDouala is the largest city in Cameroon and the capital of Cameroon’s Littoral Region. Home to Cameroon’s largest port and its major international airport, Douala International Airport, it is the commercial capital of the country. Consequently, it handles most of the country’s major exports, such as oil, cocoa and coffee, timber, metals and fruits. As of 2010 the city and its surrounding area had an estimated population that surpassed 3,000,000 inhabitants.

The city sits on the estuary of the River Wouri. Since the independence of Cameroon, Douala has grown rapidly. Local industries, trade, and other opportunities have attracted an unprecedented influx of migrants, especially from the western region of Cameroon. People from other countries in the region have also permanently settled in the city, including Nigerians, Chadians, and Malians. In recent times city authorities have been overwhelmed by rapidly increasing population; services are stretched and there is an urgent need to enhance the city’s ability to cope with rapid growth.  Douala is the richest city in the whole CEMAC region of 6 countries. [2]

cameroonCameroon, officially the Republic of Cameroon, is a country in the west Central Africa region. It is bordered by Nigeria to the west; Chad to the northeast; the Central African Republic to the east; and Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and the Republic of the Congo to the south. Cameroon’s coastline lies on the Bight of Bonny, part of the Gulf of Guinea and the Atlantic Ocean. The country is often referred to as “Africa in miniature” for its geological and cultural diversity. Natural features include beaches, deserts, mountains, rainforests, and savannas. The largest cities are Douala, Yaoundé and Garoua. Cameroon is home to over 200 different linguistic groups. French and English are the official languages.

After World War I, the territory was divided between France and Britain. In 1960, the French-administered part of Cameroon became independent as the Republic of Cameroun. The southern part of British Cameroons merged with it in 1961 to form the Federal Republic of Cameroon. The country was renamed the United Republic of Cameroon in 1972 and the Republic of Cameroon in 1984.  Compared with other African countries, Cameroon enjoys relatively high political and social stability. This has permitted the development of agriculture, roads, railways, and large petroleum and timber industries. Ref: Wikipedia [1].

Since 2010, Cameroon’s Vision for the next 25-30 years is as follows: ” CAMEROON: AN EMERGING, DEMOCRATIC AND UNITED COUNTRY IN DIVERSITY ” the realization of this ambitious vision relies on the implementation of great projects and programs all over the country to sustain strong growth. Ref: Cameroon Vision 2035.

According to PMWJ Managing Editor David Pells, “Cameroon is a large and important country in Western Africa, and yet the project management community there has been almost invisible to the rest of the professional world. Now let us open the window and support their efforts.  I am happy to welcome Marie Eliane to our global team.”

Ms. Ndjib stated, “This is a big opportunity to raise the profile of project management in Cameroon, and the visibility of our efforts to grow the project management profession here. I look forward to participating in such a global network, to learning and contributing as much as possible. It is exciting.”

The PM World Journal (PMWJ) is published by PM World in the United States, but created by a virtual team of contributors and editors around the world.  Each month, the PMWJ features dozens of new articles, papers, and stories about projects and project management in many countries and industries.  PM World is a virtual organization reflecting the 21st century reality of a connected world where individuals and organizations worldwide can collaborate for the creation, sharing and application of new knowledge.  To see the latest edition of the PMWJ, visit www.pmworldjournal.net.

References:

[1]        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cameroon

[2]        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douala