RCESD is a registered non-profit organisation (Reg. No. 358/G37/D14/VOL II/SAAJP) with head-office in Buea, Cameroon. It was founded in October 2008 by 8 graduate students determined to contribute to a change in their local community under the former name “Rural Alliance for Youth Development- RAYD”. In 2013, there was a need to engulf a wider perspective and to broaden the scope of the organisation. This brought in new ideas and expertise into the management team. A broader agenda was set for the organisation and the name was modified from RAYD to RCESD to meet this new agenda. However, it still laid strong emphasis on youth capacity building, which was its initial goal. RCESD is a membership organization. Currently, we have a membership of 56 (national and international). RCESD is run by a board of directors who are early career scientists motivated to lead change in their local communities and beyond. The operation organigram is can be consulted below.