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Desmond Nji Atanga started youth work at the age of 12. He has nine years of experience working on youth empowerment and sexual and reproductive health. He was selected as a Young Leader of the Women Deliver Young Leaders Program in a 2015 where he is currently serving as a fellow and advocate.After serving as the Regional President of the Cameroon Youth Network between 2013 and 2014, he is presently the National First Vice President of the same network, which has been working with UNICEF-Cameroon in the Adolescent Development Program (PDA) since 2004.As National First Vice President of the Cameroon Youth Network, he is a stakeholder in the planning of HIV primary prevention programmes in the network in partnership with UNICEF.He is also a member of the United Nations Major Group for Children and Youth Working Group for the UN Secretary General’s World Humanitarian Summit. Desmond co-founded the Progressing Association (PASS) in 2010 and became the organization's first executive president. He founded Deserve on August 16, 2015 as a charity which among its objectives promotes the sexual and reproductive health and rights of girls, women and youth through advocacy and education. He is an elected delegate to the Cameroon National Youth Council. In 2013, Desmond was bestowed the Cameroon’s Best Youth Leader award by the Project for the Prevention of HIV/AIDS in the Central African Sub-Region (PPSAC). As an inspirational speaker, he has wide public speaking skills and experiences. He has participated in various fora in all ten regions of Cameroon and across the world. Desmond Nji holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Dschang, Cameroon, a Technical Education Diploma in Economics (DIPET 1) and a Postgraduate Technical Education Diploma in Economics (DIPET 2) from The University of Bamenda, Cameroon. He speaks English, French, Pidgin English and Ngemba. He does fashion designing and sewing, skills which he acquired from his mother at the age of 5. He loves reading, writing and listening to classical music. He also composes music for choral performances.