In 1996, Egnankou and his colleagues at the National University started S.O.S. Forêts (S.O.S. Forests), an NGO dedicated to preserving all forests and their resources. As its executive president, Egnankou’s goal is to make the Ivorian people aware of their rights and responsibilities toward forests. He also chairs a regional group concerned with the mangroves of the Gulf of Guinea.
In addition to having served as an instructor and researcher at the University of Abidjan, Egnankou has also implemented a three-year project financed by the Global Environmental Facility to contain an invasion of exotic aquatic vegetation.