Mrs. Norah Aziamin Asongu is a Senior Research Officer in the Ministry of Scientific Research and Innovation in Cameroon.

Holder of a PhD in Anthropology (2016-2021), with Development as her specialization, Masters’ of Science in Anthropology of Development (2008 – 2011). Bachelor of Science in Women’s Studies with Sociology and Anthropology (Double Major), (1998-2002).

She is a Part time Lecturer in the University of Yaoundé 1. She serves as the Executive Director of Development Foundation for Women’s Empowerment (DEFWEM) which she created and at the same time belongs to several research networks. Mrs. Norah is a Member of MOST (Management of Social Transformations in Central Africa) school and also Cameroon representative and board member of the Global Education Mission (GEM), USA. She facilitates the drawing up of research projects; coordinates field work, analyses data, and reports and publishes research findings.

 Mrs. Norah has a good mastery of research methodology, very dynamic and hard working with a strong team spirit, and has published and co-published fourteen scientific articles. She has also attended several seminars, training workshops, conferences and served as rapporteur or facilitator in some. She is equally a good organiser, leader and possesses the ability to adapt to situations. Her research interest is on gender, culture and development related issues.

Scientific publications :  

  • 2021, And all, Traditional patterns of   antenatal care and maternal health in Mamfe: Understanding the Socio-cultural factors of maternal mortality in rural Cameroon. EPRA International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research (IJMR) 7(12), 1-1, 2021.
  • 2021, And all, Border Insecurity and Effects of the Continuous Influx of Refugees in Cameroon. Editions Connaissances et Savoirs,  France, 2021
  • With Achu Frida Njiei (2021), Socio-cultural Factors that hinder the domestication of non-timber forest products (NTFPs) by farmers in Manyu Division, South West Region of Cameroon. International Journal of Science Advances, volume 2, Issue 3
  • 2020 With Tassah Ivo Tawe, “assessing the role of women as actors in addressing the socio-political conflicts in the North West and South West Regions of Cameroon”. Le terrorisme au Cameroun Acteurs, mutations, d’approaches et impacts, LINCOM Studies in Politics

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