Teodyl Nkuintchua is the Republic of Congo (ROC) Country Manager. He is responsible for overseeing the design and implementation of WRI’s strategies in ROC, focusing on key challenges: land use planning, forest, climate and food. He works closely with partners across various levels and sectors to develop, implement and scale up tailored programs that can generate long-term impacts.

Prior to joining WRI, Teodyl had a dual mandate as Regional Advisor at the Field Legality Advisory Group (Yaoundé) and Associate at the Centre for International Development and Training (Telford). He led organizational and capacity development work for nine platforms of civil society organizations within and across five Congo Basin countries. He also co-led ground-breaking research on African civil societies.

Teodyl previously worked as Senior Program Coordinator at the Centre for Environment and Development, leading and co-leading initiatives on land, forest, climate, and mining governance, and overseeing more than 20 staff. He was also the facilitator of the African Community Rights Network, a pan African network with leading NGOs from West, East and Central Africa. His other roles include manager of a community mapping project at Helveta Ltd and consultant for a broad range of clients, in about ten countries.

Teodyl is a pro-bono advisor to the Global Greengrant Fund.

Teodyl is currently a PhD student with the University Wolverhampton (UK). He holds Masters in Environmental Anthropology from the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle (France) and in Medical Anthropology from the University of Yaoundé 1 (Cameroon).