Pr Martial LIPEB
BP 1378 Cotonou, Republic of Benin
Tel: (+229) 66746613 / 64 15 96 35
Professor Consultant
 Specialist in Cooperatives, Microfinance , local development and decentralization.



Vice chancellor of the Pan African School of Applied Management (ESPAM  FORMATION) , President and Founder .



October 2016  : Professor  in  Development Studies  at Kingdom Life Christian University at Lakeland ,Florida, USA


August 2012 : Professorship in Economics and Social Sciences  at the Evangel Christian University of America  and PhD  in Development Studies at the same  university

1984:  Ph D in Economics at the University of Marburg / Lahn  , Federal Republic  of Germany
1980: Master in Economics and Cooperatives


§ INWENT 2007 in Mali
Training on administrative and financial management of an institution of university education (with training certificate)

§ September 1987 (DSE) and FAO, Feldafing, FRG
Certificate of Participation in a development workshop of international experts of adult trainers in participatory methods of project planning, Feldafing, FRG, 1987

§ 1985 HEC Montreal, Canada
Refresher training at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales ( HEC Montreal, Canada (1985) as part of institutional cooperation HEC / ESSEC funded by CIDA. The following courses have been deepening and exchange of experience with Canadian counterparts: Economics and Business Organization, Managerial Economics, Management and Finance Cooperative Economy.


 Since  1984, Lecturer at different universities and training centres  namely   the University of Douala, Visiting lecturer at the University of Buea, at the Pan African Institute for Development – IPD / AC, at the Institute of Pan African Cooperative Economy (ISPEC ). As Lecturer we have produced following courses:

§ Microeconomics
§ Economics and Organization of Enterprises
§ Macroeconomics
§ Financial International Management
§ Labour Economics
§ Development Economics
§ Macro economic and financial environment of Microfinance Institutions
§ Methodology of Scientific Research
§ Cooperative Economy



Head of Mission for a  Training Seminar of  microfinance Finance  institutions in Benin on the parameters of assessment  of credits in agriculture and livestock in rural  areas

Head of Mission for  Services of Consultants for the development and implementation of a program of inter-reflections of  local development actors.

Diagnostic study and needs of Microfinance Institutions in Cameroon (July 2003) commissioned by the Ministry of Finance and Budget with funding from International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). This study is an inventory of Savings  and Cooperative Organizations  and other structures of Microfinance in Cameroon and suggests ways to promote the sector

§ December 2001, MINAGRI/ CAMEROUN
Cooperative policy document for Cameroon (December 2001) written at the request of Government, ILO and UNDP. This document is an inventory of cooperatives and the cooperative movement in Cameroon, analyzes the strengths and weaknesses, and proposes appropriate strategies for cooperative development in Cameroon.

Participation and animation as the CTP CUROR to the “Diagnostic Study of Rural organizations according to their type in  Cameroon” (April 2000), directed by CRETES with the support of CUROR. This document provides information on the strengths and weaknesses of rural organizations in Cameroon and identifies support requested by the concerned.

  • Jan 1994: MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE (Cameroon)
    Animation of the National Seminar on setting up a support fund for the promotion of rural organizations. Coordination as a resource person and reporter.
  • (November 1993) GTZ
    Providing monitoring of progress of the project “Marketing of Cocoa area SODECAO Cameroon”. Assessment Work Project in collaboration with international experts (November 1993) at the request of GTZ (German Technical Cooperation International) Investigations and proposal of recommendations§ September 1993: IRAM (Institute for Research and Application of Methods Development)
    Conducting a diagnostic study and survey to identify relevant NGOs and private cabinets, eligible building program management capacity of rural organizations.

    § July 1993: Credit Agricole du Cameroon
    Conducting a diagnostic study and survey for identifying and tracking possible partner of this Bank as informal savings collector. Pre-feasibility study for installation of the bank in the semi-rural area of ​​Nkongsamba in Cameroon.

    § March 1992: Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FRG)
    Animation of a  panel discussion on the role and importance of the informal sector in Cameroon Presentation of the particular case of the city of Douala
    Participants: other researchers, general public etc..

    § July 1991: USAID (USA)
    Design, preparation and management of the national seminar on the new cooperative law. National expert work in collaboration with other national and international experts
    Participants: general public, farmers and government

    § March 1990: ILO (International Labour Organization) Yaoundé
    -Diagnostic study and survey on the working mechanisms and problems of collection structures and mobilizing savings out of bank  in Cameroon (tontine, informal groups, etc.)

    § 1990 to 1993 MINAGRI and USAID
    Participation as a consultant in the design and implementation and cooperative legislation and common initiative groups (CIG) as well as on the Economic Interest Grouping (EIG) in Cameroon as a resource person from 1990 to 1993

    § March 1989: Konrad Adenauer Foundation (FRG)
    Animation training courses on cooperative management
    Module Overview: “organization and management of the cooperative”
    Participants: Officers and directors of a cooperative of artisans in Douala




    Since 2011: Member of the Board of Directors of the African Journal of Business, An international journal of the Canadian university of Atabasca

    • Since 2010: Director General Manager and Vice chancellor  of the Pan African School of Applied Management (ESPAM  FORMATION) Cotonou

  • From 1 January 2009 to January 12, 2010: Vice Chancellor in charge of Training and Research at the African University for Cooperative Development (UADC)
    Responsibilities: Design and engineering training programs for this  newly created  University, Supervision of academic Projects and Thesis. Design and production of new training programs. Participation in the set up of the PhD program.

    § From 23 August 2007 to 02 March 2008: Acting  General Manager  of  ISPEC

    § From 2003 to 2008: Director of Studies  and Research at the Pan African  Institute of Cooperative Economy (ISPEC) located  in Cotonou, Republic  of Benin
    Design and implementation of innovative programs  : the Master in Microfinance and Master in Local Development and Decentralization have  been introduced.

From 1998 to October 2000: National Expert  ,  Coordinator and Chief Technical Advisor of an ILO Program / CUROR (Central Unit  for  the Organization for the Rural  Organization  Reform ), Ministry of Agriculture in Cameroon
Responsibilities: Technical, administrative and financial designing  of the work plan, the  external relations with representatives of the Government and Donors; operation and organization,  in collaboration with relevant donors and other partners, organization of  seminars and workshops,  outreach campaigns, and technical consulting, design and implementation of project activities, etc.

§  1997, Member of the Scientific Committee of the Congolese Management Review

  • 1995 -1998: Head of Department”Business Environment” in the Business   School ofEconomic and Commercial Sciences(ESSEC) ofDouala,§ 1989-1993: Deputy Chief Editor of the Journal of Cameroonian  Management

    § 1985: Promoted to the rank of Permanent Lecturer  at  ESSEC  of Douala

    § 1984-1985: Recruited to the rank of Assistant Lecturer  at the Ecole Superieure des Sciences Economiques et Commerciales  (ESSEC) ,University Center of Douala, Cameroon


    Many  academic research projects  have been  supervised  at the Ecole Supérieure des Sciences Economiques et Commerciales (ESSEC) of Douala,  at  the National School of Technical Education (ENSET) of Douala ,  at the  Pan African Institute  of Development  and many other universities ,  on subjects  related to  management, economics and organization ,  in the field of   cooperatives, microfinance  as much as in Local Economic Development.
  • English: read and spoken fluently, fairly good knowledge of writing
    • German: very good knowledge of written and spoken.
    • French: very good knowledge of written and spoken
    • Born: March 13, 1954 at Nyasseng / Cameroon
    • Married .
    • Proficiency in computer and internetI CERTIFY ALL THIS INFORMATION CORRECT AND TRUE

    Cotonou August  24th, 2017


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