Team

Well Grounded offers organisation development services to civil society groups in Africa so that they have the information, skills and resources they need to do their work.

The services that we offer are often in the form of facilitation, training, coaching and mentoring. This means that our core resources are our human resources: in other words, what we mainly offer to our clients is the time and expertise of the different members of the Well Grounded team.

The Well Grounded team is made up of staff members, directors and associates.

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Staff

Staff members do the day-to-day work of the organisation, and also make strategic decisions collaboratively.

Emma Almeras
Emma has been with Well Grounded since April 2012 and joined the team as it was setting up the office in Yaoundé, where she remained for her first year.
Doudou Kalala
Doudou Kalala joined the Well Grounded team in March 2014 and is based in Yaoundé, Cameroon. He is an accomplished community development practitioner and youth empowerment programming expert.
Mireille Kayijamahe
Mireille joined Well Grounded in 2012 and was the driving force behind its establishment in Cameroon. She has worked extensively as a change facilitator with CSOs in Africa and the Caribbean, and specializes in CSO governance and financial management.
Prudence Moses
Prudence joined the team in 2014 as Operations Manager. She offers expertise in administrative, financial, logistical and security management.
Marie-Claude Ilouga
Marie-Claude is a Cameroonian and has been working with Well Grounded since 2015 as a part time Office and Logistics support officer.

Directors

Directors are people who share the values and objectives of Well Grounded and play a role in reinforcing the organisation's internal governance mechanisms. They also bring a rich set of skills and experience to the organisation that help us in our development. The directors give timely support around legal and, at times, strategic issues.

Cath Long
Cath has been with Well Grounded since June 2010: she is one of the founder members. Her formal training was in Ecology and Environmental Science.
Iola Leal
Iola is one of the co-founders of Well Grounded. She has also worked as an unpaid director since the establishment of Well Grounded in 2010.
Will Campbell
Will has been an unpaid director with Well Grounded since 2013. He is based in London and works as an organisation development consultant.

Associates

Well Grounded draws on a small pool of Associates to support civil society groups in Central Africa and to contribute to Well Grounded's own development. Associates are independent consultants who share Well Grounded's values and our client-driven and participatory approach. These individuals contribute skills and competencies that complement those of our staff team.

Guillaume Soto
Having spent 10 years working as an engineer and project manager in different parts of the world, he settled in Yaoundé in Cameroun in 2012, where he established the company Shauri Conseil & Coaching (Shauri-CC).
Stephany Kersten
Stephany joined Well Grounded in April 2017 and is based in the Yaoundé office. She has a long term history in the region, working with different organisations. The red ribbon through her career has been setting up participatory processes.
Fidele Yobo
Fidele has spent over 10 years facilitating change processes for civil society organisations in several african countries and is the co-founder of YALEF foundation Cameroon.