Conference Presentations
  • Balgah, R.A., Kimengsi, J.N., Ngwa, K.A. & Nji, T.M. (2023). Floods Management Strategies Across the Geo-Ecological Zones of Cameroon. Vol. 1. Development and Environmental Dynamics, Celebrating 10 years of restless rest in landmark research and human resource development: Festschrift for Professor Emeritus Cornelius Mbifung Lambi, Buea, 27 November 2023.
  • Nyong P. A., Kimengsi, J.N., Balgah, R.A., & Forje, G.W. (2023). Flood risks and community resilience across the five agroecological zones of Cameroon: Reality and Perspectives. Vol. 1. Development and Environmental Dynamics, Celebrating 10 years of restless rest in landmark research and human resource development: Festschrift for Professor Emeritus Cornelius Mbifung Lambi, Buea, 27 November 2023.
  • Balgah, R.A., Nji, T.M., Buchenrieder, G., & Yenshu, E.V. (2020) Determinants for Drought Manage-ment Strategies among Cameroonian households, Disaster Research Days, Webinar Series 13-22 October, Disaster Competence Network, Vienna, Austria
  • Balgah, R.A. & Kimengsi, J.N. (2020) Bioeconomy Transitioning in Sub-Saharan Africa: Exploring processes, dynamics and the role of research for rapid socioeconomic transformation, Humboldt Colloquium, “Science and Research as Drivers for Development – German-Cameroonian Partnership in the 21st Century” 19 – 21 March, 2020 Yaoundé, Cameroon
  • Balgah, RA., Tem, P.M. and Kimengsi, J.N. (2019) What is the State’s role in Sustainable African De-velopment? Inspirations from Cameroon,“Sustainability and the State in Africa: How political rules shape conflicts and their resolution”, 24-26 November 2019, Point Sud, Bamako, Mali.
  • Balgah, R.A. and Kimengsi, J.N. (2019) Drivers for environmental (Non)migration in Africa. An inter-rater reliability based review of empirical case studies, Paper presented at the Conference on ‘Envi-ronmental Non-Migration: Framework, Methods and Cases', 19 to 21 June 2019, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany.
  • Kimengsi J. N., Pretzsch, J., Balgah, R.A. and Auch, E. (2018), WWF’s Green Business Model in Pro-tected area conservation and Livelihoods Sustenance in Cameroon: The need for a paradigm shift? “4th Annual FLARE Meeting” University of Copenhagen, Denmark, October 17-20, 2018,
  • Balgah, R.A., Bime, M-J, E. and Shillie, P.N.(2018), Policy Frameworks and Food Security in Came-roon: Challenges and Prospects, paper presented at the Conference on “Food Insecurity and Sustainable Development in Sub-Saharan Africa”, 24-26 July 2018, University of Douala, Douala, Cameroon.
  • Balgah, R.A. (2017) A gender analysis of Vulnerability to climate-related food shortages in developing countries. The case of Cameroon, accepted paper for the 10th Annual International Symposium on Agriculture, 10-13 July 2017, Athens, Greece.
  • Kimengsi, J.N. and Balgah, R.A (2016) Repositioning Local institutions in Natural Resource Manage-ment: Perspectives from Sub-Saharan Africa. Paper presented at the Third Witten conference on institutional change: Institutions in Development Research, Witten/Herdecke, University, Germany, 1-2 December 2016.
  • Balgah, R. A. (2015). A Novel Framework for Analyzing Idiosyncratic and Covariate Shocks In Devel-oping Countries. Paper presented at the Wessex Institute of Technology International Conference on Disaster Management, Istanbul, Turkey, 20-22 May 2015
  • Balgah, R.A., (2013), The Effects of proper management of Natural Disasters on Africa’s Development, Paper presented at the GLAFAD International Conference on Governance, Conflict Resolution, Decentralization and Socioeconomic Development, Midrand, South Africa, 13-15 November 2013.
  • Balgah, R.A. (2012), Managing Natural Risks and Shocks in Developing Countries. The Role of Infor-mal Response Mechanisms. Paper presented at a Research grant selection workshop organzed by the Volkswagen Foundation- Germany in Bamako-Mail, 18-22 February 2012.
Research Grants
  • 2023 onwards: INtegrated and Circular Technologies for Sustainable city region FOOD systems in Africa - INCiTiS-FOOD, Project (European Union Project Nr: 101083790, Euro 159,250, ongoing)
  • 2023-2024: Conflict-induced displacement and socio-economic resilience: Learning from neglected conflicts in Cameroon and Myanmar, Cologne International Forum (Euro 65,000, ongoing)
  • 2021-2022: Enhancing Livelihood Resilience of Protracted Internally Displaced Populations from the Anglophone Crisis (ELIED), in collaboration with Bournemouth University, UK (successfully executed)
  • 2020: Co-developer and Collaborating Researcher for project: "Past customs, current law: Analyzing the Effects of Endogenous and Exogenous Institutions on Sustainable Forest Management in Cameroon" Grant holder: Prof.Dr. Jude Ndzifon Kimengsi, Funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), (Grant ID: F-010300-541-000-1170701, 2020-2023); currently Research Collaborator for the project (successfully executed)
  • 2018-2021: Analyzing policy and Institutional Frameworks for Disaster Risk Reduction in Sub-Saharan Africa (The Volkswagen Foundation, Grant Nr. 94 662, 2018-2020: Grant holder; project extended to 2021, due to effects of Covid 19, Euro 59,700) (successfully executed)
  • 2015-2018: “Determinants for Household Adoption of Differentiated Risk Management Mechanisms to Natural Disasters in Developing Countries: An Experimental Analysis of Multiple case studies (The Volkswagen Foundation, Grant Nr. 89 866, 2015-2018: Grant holder; Euro 165,100) (successfully exe-cuted)
  • 2012-2015: “Managing Natural Risks and Shocks in Developing Countries. The Role of Informal Re-sponse Mechanisms” (Funded by the Volkswagen Foundation, Germany, Grant Nr. 86 600, Grant holder; Euro 98,200) (successfully executed)
  • 2008: “Social risk management and sustainable Livelihoods for surviving households of the 1986 Lake Nyos disaster in Cameroon” (funded by the Heinrich Boell Foundation- Berlin Germany, PhD Grant, 2008-2011: Grant holder; Euro 36,000) (successfully executed)
  • 2010: “Bridging the food and nutrition gap for hunger and poverty reduction. Understanding the bush meat dynamics amongst households around protected areas in Cameroon“ (funded by the Eiselen Foundation Ulm / Stiftung Fiat Panis, Germany, 2010-2012: Co-principal Researcher; Euro 8700) (successfully executed).