Friedrich Ebert Stifung Foundation trains young political leaders on physical, online Security

Group picture with trainers and participants.

The Friedrich Ebert Stifung Foundation has organised a 3 day training on physical and online Security for young political leaders in Cameroon.

Bano palace played host to the 26 young leaders from October 14-October 16 with security drilling from human rights experts notably Barrister Agbor Nkongho,Dr. Mbianyor Arrey,Dr. Gatsi Eric and Dr. Wabi Wilson of the Centre for Human Rights and Democracy in Africa.

Dr. Wabi Wilson presenting on defense system

This training laid emphasis on the reality of the political terrain of Cameroon as opposed to ideal and drew the young leaders' attention to applying strategy to all political moves as they intertwine with their personal lives in order to stay safe online and offline.

Worthy of note is the unbiased role of a human rights defender they concluded to take on in the case of sexual minorities.

Since 2012,The Friedrich Ebert Stifung Foundation has been training leaders in politics to result in better leadership and governance. Within the framework of this training the 26 members were selected from all cohorts between 2012-2020. Barrister Agbor Nkongho ended this training with reiteration on the importance of synergy

Barrister Agbor Nkongho exchanging with young leaders

In his words "We have to rise above party, tribe and rather build relationships across party lines and various Professional corps because our ideologies may be different but we have the common goal of good leadership and good governance and no one man can achieve that alone."

The results of this training are to be seen in consequent actions by the participant young leaders.

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