Ndum Vianney Forewah
A result-oriented career in the application of Information and Communication Technologies for Development and cyber risk mitigation– for individuals, institutions, Companies and international organizations.
Ndum Vianney Forewah is the Executive Director of Community Participation in Sustainable Development (COMPSUDEV) Cameroon, a social enterprise that connects underserved young people and groups with sustainable development opportunities and foster the use of ICT tools to solve problems facing underserved communities.
He is trained as a Telecom Controller – at the National Advanced School of Posts and Telecommunications Cameroon and a Business Administrator at the Higher Institute of Commerce and Management. Ndum Vianney has completed training programs online and onsite in Entrepreneurship at the YALI West Africa Regional Leadership Center – Ghana, Community Development and Leadership at the NexGen Community Leadership Center, Digital Rights and digital security by INTERNEWS, Human rights and humanitarian response by the Human Rights Frontier (HRF), internet governance by IGF, and IPV 6 deployment by Afrinic. He is a human rights risk assessment expert and a digital security adviser for Great Minds Empire.
Ndum Vianney has been honored with the Bamenda Alive City Award for executing sustainable development initiatives, Cameroon Heroes Award for young impact leader and Digicit Award for ICT contributor. He was profiled as one of the 100 digital impact leaders under 30 in 2018 by the African Dream Leadership Network.
Ndum Vianney is a Security, Stability, and Resiliency Review 2 (SSR2) observer under ICANN and official partner to the Open Observatory of Network Interference (OONI) representing Cameroon.
• Member of the Digital rights Coalition Cameroon
• Coordinator and Project Lead, Internet Advocacy Coalition Cameroon
• Member, Cameroon Community Media Network
• Board member, Digital Rights Advocacy Group
• Borad member. NEXGEN Group Digital Security Consulting Firm
• Board member, National Volunteers forum Cameroon
• Executive Committee member, African Girls Development Network
• Executive Committee Member, YALI west African Alumni Association Cameroon
• Country Representative, MOGi Global Leadership School Graduates Cameroon
• Regional Coordinator, Great Minds Empire
• Vice President of American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS), Cameroon Chapter
2023 Fondation Conseil Jeune
2023 Tavcom Training UK
2022 Pirple – Media and Information Literacy Trainer – Certified CCTV Control Room Supervisor – Certified Ethical Hacker
2021 Heroes Nation Nigeria – Certified Management Consultant
2021 Heroes Nation Nigeria – Certified Speaker and Coach
2020 Heroes Nation Nigeria – Certified Customer Relationship Consultant
2020 Heroes Nation Nigeria – Certified Human Resource Professional
2019 Paul’s Computer Institute Bamenda Diploma in Networking and Information Systems
2019 IGF Youth Ambassadors program Internet Governance Forum Youth Ambassador
2018 YALI Leadership Center Ghana Certificate of Entrepreneurship Completion
2018 Safe Net Foundation Digital Rights Capacity Building Certificate
2017 NEXGEN Security Foundation Information Systems Auditor
2016 Higher Institute of Commerce and Management Bch in Business Administration
2013 National Advanced School of P & T Degree in security systems and Telecom Control
2010 Government Bilingual High School Bamenda GCE Advanced Level
2008 Government Bilingual High School Bamenda GCE Ordinary Level
2003 Presbyterian School Azire, Bamenda First School Leaving Certificate
Major Conferences / Workshops
Africa Check Masterclass for Civil Society Organization 2023
Early warning, Early Response Conference 2022
African Fact-Checking Fellowship Conference 2022
Digital Security Training workshop for CSOs 2022
Digital rights inclusion forum Cameroon 2021
SSR2 observer online workshop 2018 – 2022
Digital rights training workshop organized by INTERNEWS in Yaoundé and Douala -2018/2019
YALI Symposium organized by the American Embassy in Cameroon 2018 – 2023
Hi-Tech innovation and entrepreneurship Seminar organized by the Israeli Embassy 2019
Democratic Governance Symposium by Denis and Lenora Foundation 2019
Internet Governance Forum 2019
First Open Consultations Meeting 2019
Youth initiative for inclusive dialogue 2019
YALI Network Conference Cameroon organized by YALI west Africa Alumni 2019
Digital security – Physical security workshop 2019
Internet Governance Forum Cameroon youth Conference 2019
Human rights risk mitigation training workshop 2018
Internet Engineering Task Force 103 Bangkok, Thailand 2018
Digital Rights Coalition Capacity building workshop 2018
African rising for justice peace and dignity – Coordinating Collective Electoral Roll 2018
Youth, peace and security Conference Yaoundé 2017
ICT4D workshop organized by NexGen Community Tech Hub 2017
2013 Administrative Assistant Global finance commerce and loans
Assisting in administrative duties and managing and distributing information within the office
2014 Program Assistant FOTRAM CAMEROON.
Maintaining the organization’s website, assisting with program logistics, volunteer training, and program monitoring
2016 Development Manager Community Action for Sustainable Development
Planning the replication of Youth-led projects and development support for CASDEV
2017 Executive Director – Community Participation in Sustainable Development
Leading the institutional capacity development of a social enterprise that uses innovative technologies (ICTs) to improve the livelihoods of underserved young people and groups;
2018 Computer Teacher till date – Training School for Community Health Care Assistants
2020 ICT/Communications Officer – BAWAC Cameroon
Management of BAWAC Cameroon website/Graphic design
Management of Online Communication and IT unit
2020 Cyber security Lecturer to date– NJOH Polytechnic Buea
Cybersecurity Audit, Industrial security, and information system security.
2021 Internet Censorship Researcher – Netalitica Inc. Canada
Update Citizen Lab’s test lists that network measurement tools use to uncover blocking of websites.
Cleaning URLs from faulty entries and advancing recommendations for streamlining the process of lists revision with other stakeholders and grassroots organizations, operating in Cameroon.
2021 Project Lead – NEXGEN GROUP
Project conception, design, and implementation.
Tech coordination and bootstrapping
Create a workspace that encourages creativity and innovation.
Organize cybersecurity training programs.
2022 Operations Manager – BUYAM Cameroon
overseeing a diverse portfolio of cross-functional operational initiatives
ensure the efficient and effective day-to-day operational management across all eCommerce offers and processes.
2022 Telecommunications Controller – MINPOSTEL
Control telecommunications operations
Cyber security control and evaluation
English – Fluent
French – Intermediate
Writing, public speaking, traveling and research
Last modified on 30/01/2024