Bernard Ngalim brings many years of legal experience championing human rights in Cameroon and across Africa. His passion is protecting the rights of citizens affected by extractive industries, infrastructure development, and agribusiness. He started his public interest work with the Foundation for Environment and Development in Bamenda - Cameroon. He also worked with Forets et Developpement Rural (FODER) to challenge extractive industry abuses in Cameroon and as a pro bono human rights lawyer representing aggrieved workers. He served as a human rights consultant with Africans Rising (Kenya) and the Arch Diocese of Bertoua (Cameroon). He earned a Master of Laws (LLM) specializing in Human Rights at Northeastern University School of Law, a Master of Laws in International Law at Zhongnan University of Economics and Law (China), and a law degree (BA) at the University of Yaounde 2 (Cameroon). He is fluent in English and French.