Mbunya holds a Master of Science degree in Human Ecology. He is specilised in policy and analysis and design in the area of environment, development and local governance. His is particularly interested in integrating research and actions in order to provide dynamic and innovative solutions to development challenges. With about 10 years of working experience, Francis is also a final year PhD student at the Institute of Development Policy and Management (IOB), University of Antwerp, Belgium. His PhD thesis is designed analyse environment-development nexus and wildlife conservation in Cameroon. Francis vision is to contribute to local capacity building and research output in his field of expertise locally and internationally. His achievements so far are clearly reflected in his scientific publications.