The TechWomen delegation to Cameroon has officially begun!
Yesterday was the opening event of our first-ever delegation to Cameroon, and although this year’s delegations are virtual, the mission remains the same as ever: to strengthen an international network of women in STEM fields, creating partnership and exchange between the United States and TechWomen program countries.
In yesterday’s kick-off U.S Embassy Briefing, fellows and mentor delegates had the opportunity to hear from representatives of the U.S. Embassy in Yaounde about Cameroon, its tech landscape and their priorities within the region. Karen Tang, Mathias Tientcheu and Mamouda Mbemap each shared about their work and mission, speaking about Cameroon’s economy, people and opportunities within the region. Although there is a need for more women role models, Mamouda Mbemap, the Embassy’s economic specialist, said, “Women are a very powerful, productive force in this country, in every sector. This is something we are very proud of.”
The mentor delegates also had a chance to engage with Embassy representatives, asking them about local sustainable energy initiatives, how the COVID-19 pandemic affected the region and more.
We are thrilled to officially begin a month of fellow-led activities that will engage youth, university students, women leaders and more. Stay tuned here for more updates, and be sure to follow along on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. #twcameroon
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