Delphine Konda is a Cameroonian women’s right advocate with an unswerving passion for women’s empowerment and development-oriented initiatives geared towards poverty alleviation, girl child education and sexual and reproductive health rights.
Delphine founded Girls Excel in 2015 as a social impact organization that advocates for equal rights to opportunities for girls and young women in rural communities in Cameroon where women and girls have little or no exposure to basic opportunities like education and reproductive health education.
As a result of her commitment to girls and women’s empowerment, Delphine received global recognition by being named one of the most Outstanding Young Emerging Eemale Leaders in Africa by the Moremi Initiative in Ghana.
She was also named the Regional Ambassador for Girls Rising: a global campaign promoting education for girls and received 2018 Award in recognition of her work with girls in rural communities in Cameroon by the Crans Montana Forum during a high-level panel event under the patronage of the Deputy Prime Minister of Belgium.
In her capacity as a trainer and facilitator, she impacted key events such as 3rd Africa- Europe Youth Summit, in the framework of the 3rd Africa-Europe Heads of State Summit in Brussels in 2014 and 13th, 17th and 18th editions of the University on Youth and Development in Spain.
Soon thereafter, she was appointed gender equality rapporteur for the 2014 World Conference on Youth in Sri Lanka. Delphine also served as board member of the Network of International Youth Organizations in Africa (NIYOA).
She holds masters in Media, Communication and Development from the prestigious London School of Economics and Political Science as a Chevening scholar.
She also graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Masters of Arts in Governance and Development Policy from Centre Europeen de Recherches International et Strategiques (CERIS) and a double major degree in Women and Gender studies with law from the university of Buea, Cameroon.