Therese F. Azeng is native of Cameroon. She works as Head of the Research and Publications Division at the University of Bertoua (Cameroon). She also lectures in the Department of Economic Analysis and Policy of the University of Yaoundé 2 (Cameroon). She holds a PhD in Public Economics. Her research focuses on Peace and security, Democratic governance, and Development Economics with a particular blend on the economic analysis of armed conflict. She authored papers on the role of youth unemployment in political instability, the causes of violent extremism and the macroeconomic effects of armed violence. Her current interest is on the climate change, environmental crime and armed conflict nexus in the Basin of Congo and the Lake Chad Basin. She is a member of CODESRIA since 2007; and numerous other think tanks worldwide. From 2019 to 2021, she was the coordinator of the Scientific Network of Academic Women in Management and Economics (RéSFUGE). She combined 17 years of policy-oriented research and fieldwork practice experiences within Africa.