Valerie Viban, 28, is from Cameroon in Central Africa. Born to a religiously diverse family, his passion for advocating for human rights, intrafaith tolerance, and cohesion saw him working in several projects in community based organisations in his home country and eventually at the National Commission for Human Rights and freedoms. Valerie has previously been part of a youth led organisation which focuses on peace building via offering alternative empowerment to young people with a history of violence. In Germany, he has had experiences working and volunteering with Bread for the World, German African Partnership foundation, and Solidarity Service International where he is part of a film making project called ‘Draufsicht’. He holds a master’s degree in International Relations with a special focus in Communication and Public Policy and is currently rounding off a second master’s in International Economics at the Berlin School of Economics and Law.
Updated May 2019