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Helen Gwanfogbe

2021 Fellow

Program Coordinator | Nkumu Fed Fed


An Educationalist with an M.A. in Applied Linguistics and TESOL (Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages) from the School of Education, University of Leicester in England. Helen has served as the Director of Administration and Human Resources in the Rural Electrification Agency of Cameroon in Yaounde from 2000 to 2016. She has participated in various international leadership exchange programmes, notably by the British Council (Pan African Leadership Programme), the United States of America Embassy in Cameroon, and the Vital Voices Global Partnership. Served in Nkumu Fed Fed from its inception in 1996 as Vice President from 1996 to 2009, during which she represented the Organization both Nationally and Internationally in all activities and projects with Partners. In her role as Chairperson of the Human Rights Program Area, Helen was involved with the design, implementation, and follow up of projects in program areas such as withdrawals, rehabilitation, and reintegration of victims of trafficking and vulnerable cases in addition to women’s empowerment programs. She is involved in skills training for youth and women empowerment programs, as well as design. Helen is also responsible for carrying out capacity building workshops for Excomembers of the Organization. Helen has a passion for community service and works with various women and community associations to contribute to justice and peace. She was honored with the highest traditional title for women in her community, Na Jalla, by His Royal Majesty Dr. Doh Ganyonga III of Bali Nyonga for her contribution to the development of her community. Helen is married and the mother of three Children.