The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) has named Monique Ntumngia its 2019 International President’s Youth Award winner. The international award is for her outstanding achievements as a person under 30 who has made a significant achievement to nature conservation. In 2017, the multi-lingual Ntumngia was crowned the winner of the inaugural WWF Africa Youth Award.
The Cameroonian made her mark in Africa and now the world as founder of Green Girls. The program teaches young women from rural communities on the use of renewable energy including how to generate solar energy and biogas from human waste and energy from the sun.
She founded the program in 2015. The program has since trained more than 800 women, and the program provides more than 3,000 homes with biogas and more than 100 households with solar installations.