Cedric Patrick Le Grand Ouanekpone

Cedric Patrick Le Grand Ouanekpone

Africa, Central African Republic, Civic Engagement, 2016

Cedric Ouanekpone is a general physician and a social-medical activist. He has over 10 years of experience volunteering for local organizations focusing on children, youth, gender issues and peace building. Through his association Youth and Women for Development and Human Rights (YWDHR ) he works with and empowers disadvantaged youths including street children, school dropouts, unemployed youth, and young people involved in drugs. He also provides training in leadership, health, first aid, gender-related violence, social entrepreneurship and self-management. Currently, he leads a program called ‘Noyau de Paix’ (nucleus of peace) in each district of Bangui to promote social cohesion and peace among the different communities. Cedric holds a medical doctorate from the University of Bangui and a certificate in Emergency Medicine from Daegu Catholic University Medical Center, South Korea. After the Fellowship, he plans to use his medical and leadership skills to be a bridge-builder among the young people.