Mirabel Ngong is the founder of the Community Empowerment Program (CEP) in Cameroon. With five years of work in the civil society, she has advocated for single mothers going back to school using radio drama on community radio stations. She has trained 83 young women to participate in local governance activities, started small businesses and reached out to 397 women in a project that contributed to increasing the percentage of women elected to Local Councils in North West Region from 16% to 26% in 2013. She has worked with Media Foundation for West Africa, Ghana on a project using media to promote governance. Ms. Ngong holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Media, and was a 2015 Mandela Washington Fellow hosted by the Presidential Precinct for a civic leadership institute.