- Commonwealth Young Person of the Year 2016
- 2016 Winner, Commonwealth Youth Award for Excellence in Development Work
- 2016 Most Influential Young Cameroonian
DEPUTY NATIONAL COORDINATION
Valerie M. Viban currently serves as Deputy National Coordinator of Local Youth Corner Cameroon. He is charge of project designing, implementation strategies mapping and the management of partners and cooperation. In the last three years, he has assisted the National coordinator in ensuring full execution and running of all LOYOC projects, moderating workshop sessions and editing the organizations publications.
Between July 2016 and August 2017,Valerie Viban served as a Welwaerts Fellow recruited by Bread for the World. He was assigned to the German African Partnership Foundation in Potsdam Germany where he served as project Assistant in several projects in the fields of Global Learning, Human rights, Fair Trade and Diversity Management.
Back in Cameroon, he serves as youth and community development consultant to several organisations. He also mentors and coaches several young people. He has worked with the National Commission on Human Rights and Freedoms, Pedagogic Inservice Training Program(PCC-CBC),Draufsicht Project-Berlin-Bamenda, Associations Rayons des Soleil, Hope Foundation amongst many others.
He holds a Master Degree in International Relations with a special Option in International Communication and Public Policy .Before then he completed a Bachelor Degree in Economics with special interest in Rural Economic Development.
Tangang Andrew ensures the effective running of all departments and programmes of LOYOC, manages and coordinates various projects particularly under the Governance Programme. He serves as the rapporteur of the General Assembly and National Coordination meetings, and ensures the proper organization of various events organized by LOYOC.
Andrew previously worked in various organizations and projects at local and international levels. He worked as governance expert on the Global Youth Governance and Accountability Task Team coordinated and supported by Plan UK, Restless Development, British Youth Council and ActionAid. He was Cameroon’s youth delegate to the World Conference on Youth 2014 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. He currently serves as a Global Champion with the Youth Power Campaign coordinated by Restless Development, and is the Deputy National Coordinator of the African Network of Youth Policy Experts (AfriNYPE), Cameroon Chapter.
Andrew holds an MSc in Governance and Regional Integration from the Pan African University of the African Union obtained in 2017, and another MSc in International Relations, specialty: International Cooperation and Decentralised Cooperation for Development from the International Relations Institute of Cameroon (IRIC) obtained in 2014. He also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Classical Philosophy from the Catholic University of Central Africa (UCAC) obtained in 2011.
Human Resource and Administrative Officer
Besong Bawack Mallet serves as the Human Resource and Administrative Officer of Local Youth Corner Cameroon and oversees the administration of the organisation, and the management of employee and resources.
He previously served as academic affairs officer for Buea University society of History, Faculty of arts, university of Buea where he handled all academic and administrative issues related to students in the department of History.
Mallet is the founder/Coordinator of Network for Peace and Community Development (NEPCOD) with headquarters in Buea-Cameroon. He is equally a YALI Alumnus from Regional Leadership Center in Accra. He has also previously served as Secretary General of Ntai egbe-areng Students Union (NESU) Cameroon and advocated for the creation of multipurpose computer Center to help improve on the computer literate level of the students as well as aid research and e-learning.
Mallet holds a Bachelor Degree in History from the University of Buea and is currently a master research student of economic and social history at the University of Yaounde I, where he focuses on courses related to gender issues, education, nation building, ICT, globalisation, regional integration and research. He equally has a professional attestation on office automation and management from DESA professional University-Buea.
Mallet also possesses skills in project writing and management, strategic communication, public policy and administration, gender and conflict, personnel management and research among others.
AGBORTOKO DWIGHT OBEN – Finance Officer
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Agbortoko Dwight Oben is responsible for keeping financial records of Local Youth Corner Cameroon. Also he has the duty of drafting budgets for projects and the preparation of financial reports for executed projects. Furthermore, he designs the organisation’s annual reports.
He has worked as an Accountant and Internal Auditor at ‘A and N’ Bookshop and Tradings Cameroon, my job role was carrying out bank reconciliation, keeping records of daily sales and expenses and also keeping records of invoices. Also I have worked as a financial consultant (volunteer) for the Duke of Edinburgh International Award Head Office Cameroon.
Dwight is a student- chartered Accountant (ACCA) and a holder of an Advance Diploma in Accounting and Business from the BPP University awarded by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. He is also a holder of OCR IT User Skill spread sheet software Diploma awarded by the oxford Cambridge and RSA (OCR).
Procurement and Logistics OFFICER
Ntube Gladys Tabot serves as a procurement officer for Local Youth Corner Cameroon. She handles pricing negotiations, contracts and procurement of goods and services on behalf of the organization. Works closely with accounting department to ensure that payments for services are promptly done , issuance of purchase orders and other tracking documentations.
She previously served as a motivational speaker for a campaign against teenage pregnancy, she used her acting skills to pass across the message about the importance of educating the girl child. She has also taken part in some humanitarian activities, with the aid of some foreign partners through Local Youth Corner, to reach out to the poor, widows and the disabled people of the south west region of Cameroon.
Gladys holds a first degree in English Modern Letters from the university of Yaounde one Cameroon 20113, with speciality in America and Commonwealth Literature. As an amateur poet ,she belongs to an online poetry club that has reviewed a couple of her poems.
Communications and Advocacy Officer
GRAPHICS AND AUDIO VISUALS TECHNICIAN