The Pan African Online Platform of Young Professionals for Justice and Ethics is an initiative of some 2015 Mandela Washington Fellows. Originally proposed by Virgile, a 2015 Mandela Washington Fellow from the Republic of the Congo (Virginia Commonwealth University Alumnus), this initiative is now the work of a strong team composed of highly talented Mandela Washington Fellows from Cameroon, Congo, Ethiopia, and Madagascar. Hereinafter are summarized the bios of the founding members.
Virgile Rivet SAMBA-MOUSSINGARepublic of the Congo
Virgile is a judge with over ten years of professional experience in practicing law in private and public sectors. In addition to his position under the judiciary of Congo Brazzaville, Virgile is leading a local NGO that promotes international humanitarian law, Human Rights and ...peaceful means of conflict resolution. He was the prize-winner at the fourth francophone speaking moot court competition on international humanitarian law, organized by the International Committee of Red Cross in 2011. The Mandela Washington Fellowship has stimulated his passion for more transparency and a sustainable development focused on the implementation of UA Agenda 2063 in Africa. Virgile wants for everyone in his country and beyond to have opportunities and the chance to live in a peaceful world in which Human Rights are respected and upheld and will collaborate with like-minded others to support his vision.
Patience AGWENJANG NGONWEICameroon
Patience is a jurist with over nine years’ experience in gender justice, policy reforms, program management, performance monitoring and evaluation. Her experience in facilitating participatory governance processes in Cameroon and post-Ebola ...Sierra Leone has strengthened her skills in using a research on transparency, accountability and integration in the management of public investment projects in Cameroon. Her hope is to develop innovative, context-focused and citizen-centered qualitative assessment tools and quantitative performance indicators that will aid the development of sustainable legal, fiscal and regulatory mechanisms for public investment project management. Having studied integrative leadership amongst other public management concepts during the Mandela Washington Fellowship in 2015, Patience views public challenges across and beyond geographical, political, socio-cultural and economic boundaries.
Rindra is a judge with a specialization in public administration, mainly in public procurement. She currently chairs the National Procurement Board in Antananarivo (Madagascar). She also sits as a member of the Advisory Board for the Fight against Corruption. In addi...tion, she is serving as a teacher at the National School of Judiciary in her home country.
Steve NDENDERepublic of the Congo
Professional Dreamer, AfricaOptimist, certified Android Developer
Steve is born to create & innovate, instilling community values in youth,
empowering youth through Education and civic engagement.
Steve believes that everyday is a new opportunity to change the world. ...Steve is a Mandela Washington Fellow 2019 in Business and Leadership, in may 2016 he attended YaliTechCamp in Accra, Ghana. Steve is the Founding President of AgriZoom
Steve is serving now as the ICT Lab manager for the project. His main duties include but are not limited to designing, developing and upgrading the mobile application, the website of the Pan-African Online Platform of Justice and Ethics (www.paopj.org), managing social media profiles of the project and tackling every single technical challenge in connection with the project and its mobile and web platforms.
OUR POTENTIAL PARTNERS AND RESOURCE PEOPLE
To reach our vision and goals, we want to get several people and organizations engaged in the implementation of our project.
 The bios of the platform’s co-founders were previously released by IREX, through its official website under the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders.