His name is Wilson FANTONG, researcher at the Institut de Géologie et de Recherche Minière (IRGM), resource person and expert of GWP CAf. He won the prize of the best Senior Researcher during the Week of Excellence of Scientific Research and Innovation of Cameroon (JERSIC), organized by the Ministry of Scientific Research and Innovation (MINRESI) of Cameroon. The main document that led to this award was titled "The use of charred bones to remove fluoride from fluoride-rich groundwater in Meri Sub Division, Far North Region-Cameroon : Transforming threats to socio-economic opportunities", wich is part of the project "Improving the resilience of WASH services in the Mayo Tsanaga sub-basin ", known as the WASH project, which GWP Cameroon is implementing with UNICEF Cameroon funding, in Maroua, Cameroon. This project aims to develop tools to ensure the sustainability of drinking water supply, hygiene and sanitation infrastructures and services (AEPHA). Recently, the project carried out two studies whose reports were validated in February 2018 : a study on the vulnerability of WASH services and a study on the identification of resilience measures and analysis of WASH stakeholders and their capacity building needs. This project, which will help to reduce fluorine levels in groundwater in the long term, is an innovation that Mr. FANTONG's award recognizes well.
Launched in 2007, Jercic aims to present the latest innovations of Cameroonian research in order to stimulate growth and development.