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Agha-Nwi Fru is a communication and program management professional currently serving as Communications Expert for the United Nations Populations Fund in the conflict stricken North West and South West Regions of Cameroon. She is a founder of the non-profit organization Association Sembe which highlights community stories from Cameroon’s conflict stricken regions, especially the Boko Haram crisis in the Far North Region of the country. Prior to this, she worked as a Database and Reporting Officer on a USAID-funded program implemented by Creative Associates International to support stabilization efforts in remote communities along the Cameroon-Nigeria border which were destabilized by the Boko Haram insurgency. Before, Agha-Nwi worked on another USAID-funded program dubbed the Cameroon Peace Promotion Program implemented by Equal Access International in the North and Far North Regions of Cameroon. Here, she was the lead Producer on a team that produced radio broadcasts about peace and social cohesion. Before working on peace building projects, Agha-Nwi worked as a journalist for seven years. She holds a Master’s degree in Project Management from the Social Change School in Madrid, Spain, and another Master’s degree in Organizational Communication from the University of Douala, Cameroon. Agha-Nwi enjoys engaging in peace and resilience building activities at the root level and is highly passionate about women and youth empowerment. Her goal is to help people, especially vulnerable groups like women and youth in conflict-stricken communities, to tell the stories that are important to them, and she hopes to achieve this through the Sembe project. She currently resides in Buea, Cameroon and loves to share a good laugh with her entourage.
Mavis Tamo has close to seven years of work experience in the publishing industry. Mavis holds a Bachelor’s degree and two Master’s degrees in Business Administration and Management from the University of Yaounde and SOA University in Cameroon. She has held various roles at NMI Education, including Sales Administrator and Data Analyst, Trade Officer. She currently serves as NMI Education’s Senior Sales Administrator and Data Analyst representing Cambridge University Press, which publishes school textbooks for all subsystems of education in Cameroon. In these various roles, she co-developed sales strategies and trade policies, contributed to achieving and beating sales targets, and set the organization above its competitors. She is passionate about educating others because of her extensive experience in the publishing industry. Driven by her desire to empower youth and foster their success, Mavis is also a member of the NGO Greener Pastures Foundation, where contributes to the NGO’s mission of promoting the rights of underprivileged youth in local communities and developing youth talents. She engages in educational talks with young people, develops business ideas for them, and supports them in their efforts. Mavis loves to be in a growing and challenging environment where she can demonstrate her skills and expertise.
Mbivnjo Etheldreda LeinyuyCameroon
Mbivnjo Etheldreda Leinyuy has four years of experience in the nonprofit sector. Mbivnjo earned a Master of Science in Public Health and Health Promotion from Bangor University in the United Kingdom, as well as a Master of Science in Nursing Education and a Bachelor of Nursing Science from the University of Buea in Cameroon. Mbivnjo currently serves as the Development and Fundraising Officer for the Association for Community Awareness, where she raises funds through farm projects and manages online volunteers for website content and grant proposal writing. As a World Literacy Foundation Ambassador, she explored the global illiteracy problem and gained skills on how to advocate and fundraise for literacy-promoting initiatives. Through the Young African Leaders Initiative, she gained insight into Africa’s development challenges and led a project on improving the use of emails for education and business. Mbivnjo volunteers at the Health Research Foundation Buea as the project manager for a pilot birth defect registry in the Southwest Region of Cameroon. She is also designing parts of a sexual and reproductive health manual for a nonprofit called Teams4U. Previously, Mbivnjo supported disadvantaged people from Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) backgrounds with employment as a Volunteer Mentor for the nonprofit Change Grow Live, supported by the European Fund through the Welsh Government. Mbivnjo has excellent volunteer management, teaching, and research skills and is interested in human resource management, volunteerism, project management, fundraising initiatives, disease prevention, and health promotion.
Melaine Nyuyfoni NsaikilaCameroon
Nsaikila Melaine Nyuyfoni is an economist and data analyst with a penchant for evidence-informed policymaking. Melaine earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics at the University of Buea, Cameroon in 2010 and a Master of Arts degree in Economics at Western Illinois University as a Fulbright Scholar in 2015. He has over eight years of experience in the nonprofit and research sectors. Prior to commencing his graduate studies in the U.S., Melaine worked as a Program Analyst at CENDEP, Limbe in Cameroon. Following his graduate studies, Melaine joined the Nkafu Policy Institute in Cameroon as a Senior Policy Analyst and Economic Research Lead, where he authored the survey on governance in Cameroon. After 2 years at the Nkafu Policy Institute, Melaine joined the African Union Commission (AUC) in Addis Ababa as a Researcher, working principally on Status of the African Youth Report (SoAYR) and later the Institut Pan-Africain pour l’Education pour Développement (IPED) projects at the Department of Human Resources, Science, and Technology. Currently, Nsaikila Melaine serves as Senior Data Analyst for Effective Basic Services (eBASE) Africa where he leads efforts to contextualize the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) Teaching and Learning Toolkit in the Lake Chad basin context. Melaine’s competencies include project management, policy analysis, quantitative and qualitative research, and programming for data analysis. In addition to his Master’s degree, Melaine is a Certified Base Programmer for SAS 9 and an IBM Data Science Professional Certificate holder.
Yunga Onorine AnwiCameroon
Yunga Onorine Anwi is a feminist and youth activist with specific focus on girls’ education, agriculture, community development, and reproductive rights and health. She founded Women’s Corner, a local community-based organization that focuses on creating awareness and supporting community structures and school systems on how to manage and provide adequate resources to the girls during menstruation. Yunga also doubles as the founder and CEO of Agro-Venture, an enterprise that fights to eliminate youth unemployment and poverty. Yunga was selected to participate in the highly-rated Young African Leadership Initiative fellowship in Accra, Ghana. She won the prestigious Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Award, and was selected for the ultimate African Women Entrepreneurship Cooperative. Yunga holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Buea-Cameroon. Yunga was awarded the prestigious Mandela Rhodes scholarship in South Africa where she attained a Bachelor of Arts in Development Studies, University of the Western Cape. Her motivation is driven by her commitment to women and youth empowerment.