Meet Nora Doove Nongu

Born in 1989 in north-central Nigeria, Nora Doove Nongu holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in French Language and a Post-Graduate degree in Education. She’s been working as a Communications and Outreach Manager with Ambassadors of Dialogue, Climate and Reintegration (DCR Ambassadors) since 2016.

Through her work, Nora has supported the formation of conflict early warning and early response committees at the community level, while contributing to the implementation of interventions to counter violent extremism. She has flare for gender equality and social inclusion, and is also keen about environment, having actively mobilized over 1,200 youths to raise voices for climate change and plant trees.

Nora has trained hundreds of women and girls on menstrual hygiene, disaster risk mitigation, conflict transformation and resilience across Borno and Adamawa states. During the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, she provided online training on advocacy and alliance building to more than 600 actors across civil society organizations.

Nora is also mobilizing young people and highlighting women’s role in peacebuilding under the WPHF and Spotlight Initiative funded project “Strengthening Institutional and Multi-sectoral Capacity to Prevent and Respond to Sexual Gender-Based Violence and Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) in Borno state”, led by DCR Ambassadors.

Together with Mariam Oyiza Aliyu from Learning Through Skills Acquisition Initiative (LETSAI), Nora will develop a peer learning project to reinforce knowledge building between their organizations on disaster risk mitigation and humanitarian response. They will lead a digital campaign and talk shows in the local communities on humanitarian response and ending VAWG.