Sylvie Jacqueline Ndongmo

International President WILPF

Region(s): Africa
Country of focus: Cameroon, Gabon
Based in Cameroon

Sylvie Jacqueline Ndongmo (@sndongo2005) is a peace activist elected president of the  Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (@WILPF) in July, 2022. She has been an active member of Cameroon’s civil society for more than 25 years, serving as the Africa regional representative of WILPF and founding its Cameroon section in 2014.

A teacher by profession and an African Union Trainer in peace support operations, Sylvie has extensive experience advocating for the political and social rights of women in Africa and worldwide.

She has also been a Member of the African Union Steering Committee for the Fund for African Women. Sylvie has been instrumental in advocating for United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 by contributing to the National Action Plans  of Cameroon and the Central African Republic to implement the UN resolution on women, peace and security .

Sylvie works to raise the voices of Cameroonian and African women through advocacy for their political rights, social rights and inclusion in governance and peace processes. Sylvie has worked across borders to organize women’s groups and find solutions to increasing security challenges on the African continent. She has developed successful awareness-raising campaigns for women to foster their participation in peacebuilding work. Sylvie has also developed a digital youth training programme to promote nonviolence peacebuilding through social media networks.