Dr Ivo Ngade

Country of Origin Expert - Africa

male silhouette

Dr Ivo Ngade is an experienced anthropologist who provide Country of Origin information on economic conditions, socio-cultural issues, political political trends, security risks, institutional structures, and reintegration processes, etc.

Instructing Dr Ivo Ngade

If you want to instruct Dr Ngade or if you want to discuss using Dr Ngade for your case, please contact us.

Contact us


Dr Ivo Ngade is an anthropologist with extensive experience in research and teaching. He has served as an Andrew Mellon postdoctoral researcher at Rhodes University, South Africa, and as a visiting professor of Anthropology and Ethnography in Africa, as well as a visiting professor of Language, Culture, and Society in Africa and a visiting professor of Poverty, Development, and Inequalities in Modern African History at Ghent University, Belgium. Dr Ngade has published a significant number of peer-reviewed journal papers.

Experience of giving evidence

Dr Ivo Ngade has provided more than twenty expert reports to solicitors for asylum cases



Languages spoken

  • English – Fluent
  • French – Fluent

Cases undertaken

Dr Ivo Ngade has undertaken cases related mostly to…

  • Assessment of relocation possibilities
  • Mental health treatment and stigmatization
  • Access to healthcare
  • Rituals
  • Female genital mutilation
  • HIV
  • Gang violence
  • General country knowledge


Ivo, Ngade. 2020. What a “Safe and Dignified” Burial Means During a Pandemic (https://www.sapiens.org/culture/body-snatching-covid-19/ )

Ivo, Ngade. 2020. Ethnomedicinal Practices and Behavioral Changes During Deadly Disease Outbreaks: A Commentary and Lesson from Cameroon (http://somatosphere.net/2020/ethnomedicinal-practices-behavioral-changes-disease-outbreaks-cameroon.html/ )

Ivo Ngade, Merrill Singer, Olivia Marcus, Jose Haseman. 2017. Implications of Changing Attitudes towards Game Meat Consumption at the Time of Ebola in Limbe, Cameroon. Human Organization 76(1):48-58

Ivo Ngade, Merrill, Singer, Olivia, Marcus, Jose, Haseman. Washing Away Ebola: Environmental Stress, Rumor, and Ethnomedical Response in a Deadly Epidemic. 2016. DOI: 10.1002/9781118786949.ch8

Moralising female identity in Cameroon in the 1990s: Female prostitution and the song “you gu cry”. 2014. Enongene, Sone & Ivo Ngade. Muziki 11(2):103–115

Ivo, Ngade. 2011. Bakossi names, naming culture and identity. https://doi.org/10.1080/13696815.2011.637880. Journal of African Cultural Studies 23(2):111 -120

Book Review

Ivo Ngade & Elong Ebolo Eric. 2010. Readings in modernity in Africa. https://sites.clas.ufl.edu/africanquarterly/files/Volume-11-Issue-4.pdf – 2010. AFRICAN STUDIES QUARTERLY . 11(4). p.135-136


Dr Ngade has good availability, he dedicates a few days a week to his medico-legal work and can produce a report in 14-21 working days.

Qualifications and memberships

Qualifications & Professional memberships

  • PhD in African studies
  • Certificate of advanced studies in social and cultural anthropology
  • Masters in cultures and development
  • Member of Gent African Platform
  • Editorial board member of Afrika Focus Journal (BRILL)

You can request to view the CV of any of our experts or contact us to discuss your requirements.