NGALIM Eugine Nyuydine

Ngalim is one of Cameroon’s brightest young leaders and earns a Master’s Degree in the History of International Relations from the University of Yaoundé I.

In 1999, he founded the Cameroon Youths and Students Forum for Peace (CAMYOSFOP) to promote the role of youths as peace-builders. Since then, he is the Executive Director and Board member of CAMYOSFOP.

In 2004, he extended this initiative to the creation of the African Youth Forum for Peace (AYFP), with the involvement of youth leaders in war torn and post conflict countries in Africa. In 2004 he was appointed by UNDP as the UN Youth Spokesperson for Africa 2015 MDGs campaign. In the same year he was also appointed as the Focal Point of the International Action Network on Small Arms (IANSA) for Cameroon. In August 2005 he was a laureate of King Mohammed VI and UN Continental Award on Youth led MDGs related projects. In September 2006, he was appointed by the Head of State as the youngest member of the National Commission on Human Rights and Freedoms (NCHRF) of Cameroon, where he also served as the Rapporteur of the Working Group on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and as the Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the Born Free Magazine. In 2007 he was invited by the US State Department to participate in the prestigious International Visitors Program on youth leadership, where he visited 5 American states during the program. In 2008 he was offered a fellowship by the African Leadership Institute to participate in another prestigious leadership program known as the Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Award covering a period of six months in Cape Town, South Africa and the SAID Business School in Oxford University in England. In October 2012 Ngalim was appointed as the Civil Society Advisory Group Member of UN Women, Cameroon. In 2013 he join other young leaders from the five regions of the world to create the Youth Constituency of the Civil Society Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE). He is currently the Coordinator for Africa Region. In December 2014 he was elected as Cameroon’s representative to the African Union Economic, Social and Cultural Council (ECOSOCC) and in March 2015 he was again elected as the Chairperson of the Peace and Security Cluster of ECOSOCC for a two year mandate and re-elected to this portfolio in March 2017.

Ngalim is the Co-Founder and member of the following organizations and networks: the Peace Media; the Young Leaders Peace Council International; the Pan African Youth Network on the MDGs; the Cameroon Action Network on Small Arms (CANSA); the Civil Society Partnership for Development Effectiveness Youth Constituency and the Central African Action Network on Small Arms (CAANSA) where he is the pioneer Secretary General.