CYEED Executive Director, Co-lead Digital Rights Coalition Cameroon
Sophie Ngassa is a civil engineer and STEM advocate for girls. Further to this she teaches girls hands-on digital skills. Sophie has firsthand experience of the sad and devastating situation of two unprecedented internet shutdowns in Northwest and South West regions of Cameroon in 2017, which contributed increasing her advocacy for internet rights in Africa.
Ngassa is a notable voice for digital rights in Africa, including working against the Cameroonian Internet shutdown of 2017 and during 2018 presidential elections. She contributed significantly in creating the Cameroon Digital Rights Coalition in 2018 as the co-lead lead under the “Ensemble Cameroon” project powered by Internews in collaboration with AfroLeadership.
Recently her stories about her experiences during the internet blackout were published in Slate magazine, AccessNow website and World Pulse site.