TOMUKUM Chia (Cameroon) is Director, Space Applications, Global Centre for Compliance, Hazards and Disaster Management, Office of Disaster Preparedness, Outer Space Applications and Emergency Response, Cameroon. He is a key actor in space activities in his country. He was recognized by the United Nations for his work on disaster reduction . He was the United Nations Nominator to the Laureate Award receiver of the Prestigious Sasakawa Award of the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction,in October,16 2003,in Bonn,Germany. His contributions are in lake management, monitoring of crater lakes, and he is an active promoter of space towards the general public in his country. He is an active promoter of modern techniques for early warning, and multimedia platforms for tel-health, tel-medicine and tel-education. He was responsible for the creation of an observatory centre in the African region using Russian technologies. He was among the best speaker during the first IAA Africa conference in Abuja and he is now the IAA Regional Secretary for Cameroon.Initiating a project and programs on small satellites studies and design for the developing countries.Tomukum Chia (Cameroon) ,Regional Secretary/Senior Administrator, International Academy of Astronautics ,and Corresponding Member Social Science Section received his Diploma and "Rosette" from Dr. Seidu Mohammed, Director General of the Nigerian Space Agency (NASRDA) and Trustee of the Academy ,Closely watch by Dr. Jean - Michel Contant, Secretary General, International Academy of Astronautics,during the IAA International Academy Day..
— TOMUKUM, Cameroon
My favorite subject is undoubtedly international relations. Actively tracking the work for human rights. I consider that everyone should understand though a piece of what is happening around. I hope I will be able to get to know the work of a volunteer closer.
— Anna, Switzerland
Hi, my name is Valentina Maruca and i am 27 years old. I grow up in a family in which people use to volunteer a lot. I grow up with ths idea: life is happier, just when u can do something for the others. I speak italian, serbian, english and french. I can adapt myself in every situation, and i have a strong mental strenght. I wish i can do something to make better this wolrd, and to help all the people who need my help.
— Valentina, Italy