Jean Paul Brice Affana is a Youth and Action Instructor trained by the Ministry of Youth Affairs of Cameroon. His fields of interest and strong experiences include social development, climate change, sustainable development, intercultural dialogue, peace-building, youth empowerment and development, and human rights. Jean Paul is the Coordinator of youth-led NGO Vital Actions for Sustainable Development (AVD) since 2008 and has served as the Focal Point of youth NGOs at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in 2011. He is also the National Coordinator of MasterPeace in Cameroon and work with the Youth Affairs Division of the Commonwealth Secretariat as the Coordinator of the Commonwealth Youth Climate Change Network. Jean Paul also serves as Head of Youth Programs of the International Association for the Advancement of Innovative Approaches to Global Challenges (IAAI) an Austrian based organization. In addition he is actively involved with the African Youth Initiative on Climate Change (AYICC) and was appointed in 2013 as Co-convener of the Young Professionals Leadership Team of the Commission on Education and Communication at the International Union for the Conservation of the Nature (IUCN).