Name: Nouoma Cyrille Kablan
Birthday: December 10, 1990
Education: Tertiary Education
Please describe your vision of a world that works for everyone.
I wish for a world (especially in Africa) where communities are self-sufficient. A place where everyone is satisfied with his efforts and each one of us contributing his/her quota to the development of our motherland, Africa. A place where the poor are still not getting poorer.
What do you see as the most pressing problems facing the world today?
Al-Qaeda attacks and their sister groups. African states are having a fair share of their atrocities. I fear for Ghana. In this century, we neither war among member states nor do we kill each other with highly sophisticated weapons. However, we leave each day in fear of where these groups will strike next. We cannot talk of development when millions of dollars is been used for rescue operations, hospitals bills for the injured and maintenance of structures in the developed, developing and the least developed member states. Our communities are in ruins while huge sums of money are spent on the above items.
The world has now turned attention from Kenya, Syria and now Nigeria. Once again, the woes of mothers deepen as they helplessly lose their beloved daughters. Not only do we lose our relatives, we also loose huge sums of moneys for development activities and also risk the lives of our brothers who engage in this unpardonable act. These attacks are becoming serious issues because they generate fears. In anxiety, there is high likelihood for failure, for government interventions to delay and poverty to increase. West African states are currently worried of where the next attack will be in the sub region. I believe the attacks of these groups are one of the most pressing problems facing our world today.
How do you feel these problems could best be solved?
I am of the view that these problems are generated by the absence of local contents- cultural elements, in our policies. The radical approach in solving and preventing these from re-occurring is by appreciating the role culture plays in development. Our way of life differs from region to region on the globe. One feasible policy in South America does not make it feasible in eastern Africa. We can learn from the exemplary decision of the late Nelson Mandela when he became president of South Africa. While the rest of Africa decided to do away with the whites, the people of South Africa did otherwise. Today, they are a powerful nation in Africa.
These subtle differences in our world today can be resolved when we generate adequate consensus. The masses have to be part of the decision process. When the voices of locals are integrated into these policies, it increases their sense of responsibility, inspire societies and create a harmonious community for all of us to thrive. This therefore calls for government to be transparent and accountable to the masses. It also calls for pragmatic leaders to challenge the status quo. Leaders ought to be patriotic. This will lead to a drastic reduction in corruption.
In a nut shell, i believe this can be solved on a global stage and national stage by consensus building in formulating policies. Secondly, African leaders have to show a keen interest in the African development agenda than their parochial interests.
I am called Cyrille Kablan Nouoma. I am single and an aspiring diplomat. I am simple man of deep faith who is passionate about what he does and tries to do his best in the service of his people. I am also a young man who believes in the advancement and progress of the African people. A very strong advocator for volunteering in rural communities. I am the youngest of a family of seven. I did my earlier education in Ivory coast and later continued it in Ghana. I like travelling and I did enjoy those travels in Ghana when I was in Ivory Coast.
I completed the University of Cape Coast reading Bachelor of Science- Medical Laboratory Technology. I majored in four disciplines, namely: Microbiology, Hematology, Chemical pathology and Pathology. My love for human medical advancement made me research into ethnopharmacology and pharmacology. Here, I investigated the safety assessment and anti-asthmatic effect of polyscias fruticosa. A local herb used traditionally for asthmatics in some rural areas of Ghana without scientific evidence. My tertiary education has been a big revelation. It was within this period that I appreciated the role of volunteerism in nation building. During this period as a medical laboratory student, I was actively involved in the community projects organized by my department. These trips involved mobilizing students to bring laboratory services to the door steps of locals in deprived areas
As earlier mentioned, I love volunteering. I volunteered with Youth Service America for a project in Assin Manso, Ghana on Global Youth Service Day on an awareness project. The project aimed at attempting to decrease the active sexual involvement of teens in the community which resulted increase incidence of teenage pregnancy. The GYSD was organized in partnership with Youth with a Global Vision-Ghana, a local NGO where I volunteer as executive secretary. A position in the organization which made me chalk so many successes in community projects such as quiz competitions, seminars for youths and information and communication technology (ICT) training for junior high schools in Esiama.
I have also participated in Model UN conferences in Ghana as delegate and later as an official for both the Junior and Senior High schools MUN in an effort to develop my leadership skills. These periods taught me significant lessons as I gained communication, lobbying and organizational skills, developed self confidence in speech presentation. Moreover, these moments made appreciate that round table discussion is always the panacea for peace in the twenty first century.
My love for the progress of human advancement in 2014 gave a humble opportunity to be a fellow of PCY (Peace Conference of Youth by the Junior Chamber International, Osaka, Japan). Under the theme of “Expanding Education through regional harmony”, the PCY 2014 fellows worked at improving the livelihoods of families in Orphea sang in Cambodia. We also aimed at supporting the education of children in the community. Thus, our project in the rural community of Cambodia is themed PECE (Peace through Education and Community Engagement). I hope you follow the page on Facebook- Peace through Education and Community Engagement, to be updated on our projects.
Finally, I like cooking and watching investigating movies. Scrabbles and chess are my favorite’s games.