4th Global Conference

16-19 May 2016 • Copenhagen, Denmark

4th Global Conference

16-19 May 2016 • Copenhagen, Denmark

Central and Middle Africa Region

Meet the Regional Advocacy Caucus Leaders

Central and Middle Africa Regional Caucus

Numfor Alenwi Munteh of the Cameroon Agenda for Sustainable Development (CASD) will lead the Central and Middle Africa Regional Caucus. Learn more about him, his passion for advocacy, and what to expect at the caucus.

Central AfricaNumfor Alenwi Munteh

Numfor Alenwi Munteh serves as the Executive Director of the Cameroon Agenda for Sustainable Development (CASD), an organization focused on improving reproductive, maternal, child, and adolescent health and rights. In 2011, after being shocked to learn about dramatically increasing rates of maternal and child mortality from preventable causes, he founded CASD to advocate for girls’ and women’s health and rights. Since that time, he has become a key champion for women’s rights in Cameroon and across Central Africa, focusing the organization’s advocacy goals on adolescent girls. In his work, Numfor has prioritized creative approaches to raising awareness and providing services. For example, CASD’s Girls’ Choice Ice-Cream Project, uses mobile ice cream shops as a place to deliver quality sexual and reproductive health services and has reached over 21,000 adolescent girls within the past 16 months.      

“Investing in adolescent girls’ education and health is securing the most potential for our future, and therefore guaranteeing sustainable development. I think women deserve more respect, better rewards, and wider opportunities. “

What You Can Expect At the Caucus

The caucus will bring together diverse stakeholders from ten countries in Central Africa to discuss major priorities and strategies for strengthening political and financial commitments to adolescent girls’ health and well-being. Participants will identify approaches to raise awareness and understanding of adolescent health rights as a key problem and opportunity towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in Central and Middle Africa.