Ms. Hawe Hamman Bouba

Ms. Hawe Hamman Bouba is the Executive President of the African Indigenous Women’s Organisation – Central Africa Network (AIWO-CAN) and member of the Working Group on Indigenous Populations/Communities of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (WGIP/ACHPR). 

She has participated in numerous training sessions organised by INADES-Formation Cameroon (“Rural Self Help Development” in 2017), by the Ministry of Environment, Nature Protection and Sustainable Development (MINEPDED) and its technical partners. This was part of the campaign for Reduction of Emissions due to Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) mechanism; AIWO Africa and SWED-BIO on Indigenous Women and Biodiversity (Nairobi-Kenya, 2004), organized by the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) on Peace building; and Conflict Resolution for Minorities and Indigenous Peoples (in 2003 in Cartiny Geneva, Switzerland). 

Ms. Hawe is the author of the Cameroons Article on the situation of Indigenous Peoples for The Indigenous World since 2009 to date. She is also author of a chapter “Peuple Peul Mbororo” in the book “PAROLES DES PEUPLES RACINES” PLAODOYER POUR LA TERRE de Sabah RAHMANI.
She has worked as a expert and consultant on Gender and Human Rights under the German Cooperation (GIZ) Rural Development Support Project (PADER). She has also assisted the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights in organising several Dialogues in Cameroon on various topics in 2006, 2015 and 2018. She also participates as an expert in the United Nations sessions on indigenous peoples’ issues in New York and Geneva. In 2014 she was appointed a Member of the National Commission on Human Rights and Freedoms. She held this position until the institution was transformed into the Cameroon Human Rights Commission to which she was appointed a Member on 19th February 2021. 

Ms. Bouba holds a Master’s degree in Human Rights and Humanitarian Action obtained in 2008 from the Catholic University of Central Africa (UCAC), and a degree in Public Law, Political Science option, obtained from the University of Yaoundé II. She is fluent in English, French and Fulfulde.