Eugine Nyuydine NgalimEugine Nyuydine Ngalim


Cameroon

 

Occupational Information


Occupation: Professional field

Occupational Position: Executive Director: Cameroon Youths and Students Forum for Peace

Professional History


Ngalim has been involved in peace and security issues since 1999 when he became a civil society activist. He joined the Peace to the City network created by the Ecumenical Service for Peace (SeP) in Cameroon in 1999 and later on he became a coalition member of the campaign on war toys, firecrackers and violent films, taking the lead in primary and secondary schools. This campaign earned the campaign the King Mohammed VI/UN Continental Youth Award in 2005. In 2004, Ngalim was a co-founder of the Cameroon Action Network on Small Arms (CANSA) which he later became the Coordinator. In the same year he was appointed the Focal Point of the International Action Network on Small Arms (IANSA) for Cameroon.

In 2008 he was invited by UNFPA to do a presentation at Columbia University, New York, USA on “youth involvement in burning African armed conflicts” in a panel discussion to celebrate UN Day and the 60th anniversary of the UN Peacekeeping Operations. In 2010 Ngalim was part of a mission to Brussels and Geneva on the Security Policy in EU and Africa, organised by the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung offices in Brussels and Geneva. That same year, he was a founder of the Central Africa Action Network on Small Arms and was elected Secretary General of the network. Ngalim has been involved in a number of research projects, published a number of articles and presented papers on the above subjects.

As a result of Ngalim’s activism, he was appointed in 2004 as the UNDP Youth Spokesperson for the Africa 2015 MDG campaign. In 2006 he was appointed by a Presidential decree as a member of the National Commission on Human Rights and Freedoms – the youngest member so far. In 2007, he was invited by the US Department of State to participate in the International Visitors Program (IVP) in five American States on youth leadership. In 2012, as a result of his work on violence against women and girls, he was appointed member of the UN Women Civil Society Advisory Group for Cameroon. In 2014, he was elected as a pioneer coordinating team member of the Global Youth Civil Society Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE). Later that year, he was elected Cameroon’s representative to the African Union, Economic, social and Cultural Council (ECOSOCC).

Qualifications


Master of Arts Degree in the History of International Relations from the University of Yaounde

Programs


2008 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow

Featured News

Norman Smit
06 April 2017

In this TEDx talk, Tutu Fellow Ed Mabaya talks about his childhood growing up in rural Zimbabwe and how it gave him the insight into the power of improved seed to provide a pathway out of poverty. He left the small family farm where he grew up. But when he returned, it was to the realisation that food security remains a problem for too many parts of rural Africa. Successful farmers are able to make enough money to invest in their children's educations. A key element to better farming outcomes is better seed.  Mabaya calls this improved seed the 'hunger buster 2.0'.  Climate smart varieties of non-GMO, conventionally-bred seed offer opportunities for bigger harvests.

Sello Hatang
01 April 2017

Nelson Mandela called him “a person of strong opinion and sharp insight”.

To all of us at the Nelson Mandela Foundation (NMF), Ahmed Mohamed Kathrada is more than a hero of the South African liberation struggle. He is “Mr K” – a lovable and loving friend of Nelson Mandela for 67 years and a long-time friend of the NMF. Having served Mr Mandela as his Parliamentary Counsellor for the five years of his term as President of South Africa, Mr K stepped down when Mr Mandela decided not to run for a second term. Mr Mandela invited him to serve as a Trustee of his post-presidential office – which became known as the Nelson Mandela Foundation – which he did from 1999 until 2016.


Where do I even begin to describe how much you meant to me. Words fail to adequately describe my love, respect and admiration for you, my dearest K! Not only were you a man I deeply respected, a freedom fighter and iconic South African, but I had the privilege to call you my dearest friend. Thinking back, I cannot help but chuckle at how you insisted I drop the 'Uncle' nonsense, and just call you Kathy, because you loved that it made you feel much younger.

As I think back at the beautiful box of memories, moments and deep conversations shared with you, I am comforted by the time we got to spend together. I am comforted by the fact that your strength, conviction and bravery have left a great legacy and a lifetime of lessons for us all.

Norman Smit
30 March 2017

One of the candidates participating in the 2017 Tutu Leadership Programme, Sonkita Conteh, has been selected by the Schwab Foundation, in partnership with the World Economic Forum as a Social Entrepreneur of the Year awardee for 2016.  The Schwab Foundation drafts the list annually from a global pool of candidates.  The annual selection usually comprises about 20-25 people who join the 260 social entrepreneurs in a global network that fosters the peer-to-peer exchange of ideas.  The foundation works closely with the World Economic Forum to integrate their awardees into regional and global meetings of the WEF.

A Selection of Tutu Leadership Fellows

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The African Leadership Institute (AFLI) is unique among leadership initiatives in that it focuses on building the capacity and capability of visionary and strategic leadership across the continent. Developing exceptional leaders representing all spheres of society, the Institute’s flagship programme is the prestigious Archbishop Tutu Leadership Fellowship. Offering a multifaceted learning experience and run in partnership with Oxford University, it is awarded annually to 20-25 carefully chosen candidates, nominated from across Africa. Alumni of the African Leadership Institute form a dynamic network of Fellows passionately committed to the continent’s transformation, bridging the divide between nations and ensuring that Africa is set centre-stage in global affairs.

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