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Evelyn Bisona Fonkem

Evelyn Bisona Fonkem

Evelyn Bisona Fonkem is a Gender Consultant at the Gender Officer for Women in Action, where she collaborates with traditional rulers to revise discriminatory policies against girls and do fundraising.

Before that, Evelyn was a United Nations (UN) Empower Women Mentor and Opportunity Desk Mentor and Judge.

She has five years working experience in non-profits organisations working on community development.

She is the Country Ambassador for Opportunities Knock Your Door – an international youth-led nonprofit organisation. Her main responsibilities are:

  • organising events to promote UN sustainable development goals (SDGs)
  • recruiting 'city ambassadors' as a part of the 1 Million Impact campaign
  • striking partnerships with startups
  • and writing articles.

In 2014, Evelyn volunteered with Plan International Cameroon under the Psycho Social Support Project where she successfully provided 3,500 vulnerable youths in 30 communities with educational and financial support. This taught her skills in monitoring and evaluation.

Evelyn is a Co-founder of Community Association for Vulnerable Persons. In 2017 she wrote an article, Because I am a Girl which was published on World Pulse website. She has written widely and has strong writing skills.

Her work was recognised in 2017 and she was invited to the Global First Ladies Alliance Meeting in New York, which was co-hosted by Facebook and OkayAfrica.

Evelyn is bilingual and holds a Double Major Degree in Women and Gender Studies and Law from the University of Buea, Cameroon, as well as a National Diploma in Computerised Accounting and Management. She has also earned MOOC certificates from the University of Edinburgh and Lund University.