Class 5 (2006-2008)

Mayer Ngomesia, Cameroon

Duke University – Master in International Development Policy

Living and working in Africa, the Middle East and Europe has deepened Mayer’s commitment to peace and development. After studying for his law degree at the University of Yaoundé II, Cameroon, he worked for TAMNLO Group, a grassroots NGO involved in facilitating conflict resolution by promoting cultural values. Thereafter, he worked in Israel as a volunteer at the international administrative center of the Bahai Faith, helping administer the organization’s records management program and undertaking business systems analysis across departments such as the Office of Social and Economic Development. He subsequently worked as a social researcher in Manchester, England, collaborating on research projects for public agencies, while also working in the area of social housing with the Manchester City Council. Mayer is an unpublished writer on interracial issues among the worldwide African race and plans to work in policy analysis/development after his fellowship, helping devise sustainable policy options that incorporate cultural and moral values, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa.