Contact Us


Ruth Bamela Engo:
B.P. 4340, Yaoundé, Cameroon


Larraine Lippe
Chairman of the Board
P.O. Box 1680
New York, NY 10163-1680, USA
Marlene Melton:
AAA United Nations Representative, NY


Vivek Aranha:
Representative Asia
Hong Kong


Herta P. Kaschitz – Wuestenhagen:
Representative in Vienna
Schottenfeldgasse 20/9
1070 Vienna, Austria


AAA United Nations Representatives New York: ECOSOC/DPI

  • Africa Byongchan Yoon née Engo
  • Marlene Melton
  • Huguette Streuli
  • Loris Crawford

AAA United Nations Representatives Vienna: UNODC

  • Herta Kaschitz-Wuestenhagen
  • Dr. Lilly Sucharipa

AAA Representative in Asia – Hong Kong

  • Vivek Aranha

AAA Secretariat : Yaoundé, Cameroon

Comite  de  Pilotage


  • Simon  Yon


  • Mireille Ndengue Nlom (Accountant)
  • Dr. Pauline Ngan (Pharmacist)
  • Dr. Honorée Bayiha (Physician)
  • Camairdroneboy
  • Francois Eba’a Zambe
  • Ruth Bamela  Engo – Tjéga
  • HE. Theo Ben Gurirab of Namibia

President, 54th UN General Assembly: Honorary Chairman

  • Laraine Lippe

Chairman of the Board.
Prospect Research Consultant. Extensive international experience in both managing and subsequently in
researching funding sources for international humanitarian and human rights projects.
Multilingual — fluent in English, French, Russian and Italian — intermediate level Spanish. Able to carry out
research in these languages.
Centre for Peace through Culture; The Monterey/ AAA Group

  • Jimmy Byongchan Yoon

Vice – Chairman of the Board, Lead software Engineer VIACOM, Inc. New York

  • Loris Crawford

Treasurer, African Action on AIDS. Professor of Economics and Finance at a New York area college. Former Economist and Management Analyst with the Government of Jamaica and a Market Analysis Manager at Readers Digest. Ms Crawford is also a cultural entrepreneur who for the past thirty years has promoted African art in the United States.

  • Elisabeth E. Scheper

Board member, African Action on AIDS.

Senior Gender and Peacebuilding Advisor United Nations Department of Political Affairs, UNHQ. Senior Fellow, Harvard University’s Center for International Affairs. Former Chief, East/South East Asia Division, Netherlands Organization for International Development Cooperation.

  • Hanifa D. Mezoui, PhD

Board member, African Action on AIDS. Former UN Official – Founder of UN-IRENE NGO. Senior Advisor, Humanitarian Affairs and Civil Society Office of the UN Representative for the Alliance of
Civilizations, New York

  • Africa Byongchan Yoon (née Engo)

AAA United Nations Representative. Mrs. Africa Byongchan Yoon née Engo is an online, television and radio personality and ranked activist by MTV, who uses media to raise awareness about social causes. She is best known for her work on H.I.V /AIDS and obesity.  She is the Founder of the New York AIDS Film Festival. She splits her time with her family between Iowa and New York.

  • Herta P. Kaschitz-Wuestenhagen

M.A., Doctor of law, Vienna, Austria; former United Nations staff member in Vienna and New York. Currently freelance translator. After her retirement from the United Nations she started volunteering for AAA and has been AAA Representative to the UN Vienna since 2007. As Member of Soroptimist International (SI) she is currently the Governor of the Austrian Union of SI and member of the Austrian National Committee of UN Women.

  • Mariama Djibo,

Secretary of the Board – Mariama Djibo resides in New York. She spent most of her professional career with
the United Nations in various capacities at headquarters and in field offices in program management with a specialization in procurement. She speaks, French, English, Spanish and three African languages.

  • Marlene Melton,

Specialist of Tourism through Africa, Latin America, Asia / Pacific. Owner at African Ventures Inc. New York Life Insurance Company. AAA Representative to the UN, New York

  • Ricardo Diez-Hochleitner, Honorary President of the Club of Rome
  • Ashok Khosla, Chairman, Development Alternatives, India
  • Jeanne Honorée Bayiha, Clinique Médico-Chirurgicale, Yaoundé
  • Simon Yon, Directeur, Microfinance et Développement (MIFED), Yaoundé
  • Esther Tallah, Manager, Cameroon Coalition Against Malaria (CCAM)
  • Joan Mac Vicar, Professor Emeritus, USA
  • Sabine Mpacko, Relish, Germany
  • Christiane Okang, Poétesse, Écrivaine, Yaoundé
  • Djapa Ngassam Charlotte, Fondatrice du Collège Privé Laïc Fleming, Yaoundé
  • Galega née FEH Helen, Magistrat Hors Hiérarchie, Yaoundé
  • Dr. Andreas Heinecke, Director General, Consens Ausstellungs GmbH, Germany
  • Dr. Elizabeth Bowen, Morehause School of Medecine, Department of Health and Preventive Medecine,
    Atlanta, GA
  • Felix Mbayu, Minister Plenipotentiary Super Scale, Yaoundé
  • Charly Gabriel Mbock, Directeur de Recherche en Anthropologie, Membre pour l’Afrique du Comité Scientifique de MOST – UNESCO
  • Eileen Lawlor, The Monterey/ AAA Group
  • Kathie Frome, The Monterey/AAA Group
  • Cathey Falvo, AAA Medical Adviser
  • Téclaire Ntomb, GIC – PAB, Bogso
  • Barbara  Engo –  Aranha, International Consultant
  • Anne Heartt Gregory – Artist Durham, NC USA