Monique Ntumngia (below), founder of 'Green Girls' in Cameroon, which instructs educated young women from rural communities on the use of renewable energy, has won this year's World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), International President's Youth Award.
The award acknowledges outstanding achievements of young people under 30 who are making significant contributions to nature conservation.
Since its founding in 2015, Green Girls has trained almost 800 women from 23 communities across Cameroon to generate solar energy and biogas from human waste.
More than 3,000 households have been provided with biogas, while more than 100 households have had solar installations fitted. Young women are taught how to promote sustainable development and become financially independent.
Indeed, as well as her outstanding contribution to development in her country, the award is also a recognition of Monique's efforts to champion the inclusion of women and girls in the renewable...