NGALIM Eugene Nyuydine

NGALIM Eugene Nyuydine

Impact Peace Advocate of the year 2020

Meet NGALIM Eugene Nyuydine, the winner of the 2020 edition of the Cameroon Heroes Award, in the category of Impact Peace Advocate of the year. Eugene is an experienced civil society expert with 20 years proven track record and accomplished leader in national and international evidence-based policy making peace and civil society advocacy in a variety of sectors including arms control, security sector, peace building and conflict management, Development Effectiveness and international agendas such as the SDG and AU Agenda 2063.

Eugene hails from the Bui Division, North West Region of Cameroon and earns a Master’s Degree in the History of International Relations. Ngalim’s works and achievements speak for themselves as he actively contributes to processes on peace and security through the Cameroon Youths and Students Forum for Peace (CAMYOSFOP) and other platforms including: International Action Network on Small Arms (IANSA), Control Arms, Central Africa Action Network on Small Arms (RASALAC), Civil Society Coalition for Peace and Conflict Prevention in Central Africa (COPAC) and the Africa Union Economic, Social and Cultural Council (ECOSOCC).

Eugene was nominated for the Cameroon Heroes award because of the impact of his peace advocacy activities which has touched many lives. In line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, this award was to recognize and honor a unique and outstanding individual who through his or her initiatives has significantly advocated for social justice and has impacted and changed the perception of people positively in the community and contributed to the development of the nation. All nominees had a 40% votes from the general public, 50% votes from the commission of independent judges and 10% votes from the GAICAM board. The judges which constituted 50% of the vote had to carry out their background checks  and private reviews in order to independently pass their judgment to whether the candidate deserve the award or not. Ngalim Eugene had a 27% vote from our independent commission of judges, a 9.01% vote from the general public and a 4% vote from the GAICAM board. Making a total vote of 36.01% final results with the runner up having 33.63% which made him the winner of the said category.

Congratulations once again Ngalim Eugene for your hard work. You have greatly contributed to the growth and development of your community. Your indiscriminate sacrifices and brilliant initiative has gone a long way in improving the lives of orphans and the less privilege. Making you our Hero of the year.