Adrienne Paule ZAMDJIO Epse DEMENOU TAPAMO was born on June 12, 1960 in Douala. After a brilliant academic career culminating in a Baccalaureat GII (option compatablility) and a Master's degree in Social Sciences from the Catholic University of Central Africa, Mrs DEMENOU passed the entrance exam to the prestigious National School of Administration and the Judiciary, from which she graduated in turn as Principal Controller of Major Taxes in her promotion (in 1990) and as Vice-Major Tax Inspector in her promotion in 2004.
Her professional career has taken her from one to the other as Research Officer in the Tax Legislation Unit, then as Head of Department of the Divisional Taxation Centre in Yaoundé 12, Yaoundé 3; in 2013, she was appointed Coordinator of the Special Tax Registration Unit, in charge of real estate transfers, inheritance, analysis and registration of taxes and other contracts. She will remain there until June 2016, when she will retire after a fully administrative career.
Youth Expert, UN Human Settlements Programme, Youth and Livelihood Unit
Ahmet is an expert on youth active in the topics of urbanization, humanitarian crises, participation, volunteering, social inclusion, social development, entrepreneurship and international youth organizations for over 15 years. He has gained extensive experience in working at global, regional and national levels with civil society organizations, governmental and private organizations, the private sector, academia and youth-led organizations.
Currently, Ahmet is working for the United Nations Human Settlements Programme, Youth and Livelihood Unit, based in New York. He is coordinating the the Global Model Youth Center (model urban space for youth) and World Urban Youth Councils Network projects.
Support officer to the African Union on the African-German Youth Initiative
Development cooperation expert working with international development partners and NGOs, across the EU and ACP countries. I have experience working with local gouvernements including to implement a waste management project in Lubumbashi, DRC as well as with local NGOs supporting women-led micro-credit associations in Benin and field experience in governance in agricultural cooperatives in Rwanda.
I have been in key inter-continental dialogues between the African Union (AU) and the European Union (EU) to echo youth voices including as a delegate to the Africa-EU Civil Society Forum, and chosen as one of 36 youth across the two continents and the diaspora to be part of the AU-EU Youth PlugIn Initiative. Over 5 weeks, I was part of the governance and political inclusion cluster tasked with developing a framework for youth policy on this topic. Our work was compiled in a Youth Agenda and presented to the Head of State during the 5th AU-EU Summit in Abidjan. I am currently working as a support officer to the African Union on the African-German Youth Initiative and volunteering in ACP Young Professionals Network, a youth-led organisation including ACP youth voice in decision making processes