Rabiatou Njapdounke

2022 Fellow from Cameroon

Rabiatou Aliyu Njapdounke is a development communications practitioner and social worker with more than five years of work experience. Currently, she is communications and project coordinator for the Rural Women Center for Education and Development in the North West and West regions of Cameroon. Rabiatou also coordinates a United Nations Trust Fund Spotlight, funded project on combating gender-based violence and harmful practices. She helps the communication unit of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development in Yaoundé provide low-cost housing. Rabiatou is founder of RANI Communications, an independent media platform that influences social change and development. She holds a bachelor's degree in Journalism and she participated in the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) virtual Africa-wide training in civic leadership and volunteers with the YALI West Africa Alumni Association in Cameroon. After completing the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, Rabiatou plans to strengthen the network of media practitioners working with her current organization and to build a critical mass for advocacy for the inclusion of women, girls, children, and youth's voices in issues such as conflict resolution, inequality, health, and education.

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