About us

Humaniforest is an alliance of African NGOs that work with and within communities to enhance socio-economic development in balance with natural environments. Each partner implements bottom up conservation of rain forests and other vulnerable ecosystems, while offering rural communities opportunities to develop their community, business and farm.


A rich and diverse natural environment and wildlife with strong communities that live in balance with their vulnerable ecosystems.

A strong network of independent African NGOs well equiped and with strong roots in local communities.


Decreasing our impact on environment and wildlife significantly while enabling rural communities to advance in business, income generation and health.

Enhance the work of African community developers by sharing knowledge and resources. Facilitate our member organisations to spend as much time as possible in the field.


Local initiators within communities are powerful and each of them can make a difference. We work side by side with them, and connect their interest to a collective interest.

In pursuing our vision and mission, we are building an African alliance of community workers, empowering more communities to develop in balance with their natural environment. Join us!

Read more specifics about our strategy in our policy plan and visit our blog posts for more in depth information about our approach, projects and experiences.

Founders of Humaniforest

Eyole Lambe 

Eyole Lambe lived and worked in the USA and Cameroon. Eyole has widespread experience in community strategies, and governance. Eyole is an expert on organizing and capacity building of communities and project management.

Jaba Wose 

Jaba Wose from Cameroon knows how to work with communities and talks their language. Jaba positive mind set empowers communities. Jaba is an expert on sustainable agriculture, land and water management and natural environment.

Koen van Bremen

Koen van Bremen lived and worked in Papua New Guinea, Netherlands and Cameroon. Koen is an expert on social business development, public services innovation and participatory approaches.

Tim van Groenewoud

Tim van Groenewoud lived and worked in Uganda, Malawi and the Netherlands. Tim is an expert on organisational and financial development, direct trade and customer relations.