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Sylvie Djacbou Deugoue

Sylvie Djacbou Deugoue

Sylvie Djacbou Deugoue is the Founder and President of Youth in Action (YouAct) – a Cameroon based association aiming to fight poverty, inequalities, injustice, lack of capacities and orientation, with courage, determination, and hope.

The organisation also promotes access to education and brings support to smallholder business from underprivileged youth communities.

Sylvie is currently working with the forest governance sector in Congo Basin, campaigning and advocating for the protection of Congo basin forest as well as local and indigenous community rights.

Sylvie has 4 masters degrees:

  • Integrated Management and Sustainable Development of Coastal Area, from Cheik Anta Diop University, Dakar, Senegal
  • Science of Environment, Planning and Economy, Sustainable Development Engineering, specializing in Health Sciences, Environment, Planning and Society from the University of Versailles, France.
  • Environmental Science specializing in water and sanitation from University of Yaoundé I.
  • Molecular Biochemistry from University of Yaoundé I.