My name’s Tonton Elton ELUKESSU KBOMBI. I was born on April 1, 1974. I graduated in Economic studies, option: Financial Management from Protestant University in Congo/Kinshasa in 2001.
I was privileged to join associative movements when I was still younger, just after I had completed my secondary diploma in 1992. I also participated in the inception of a local not for profit organization: Centre of Ideas for Integrated Development – CIDI as one of founding members. This organization helped a lot to launch a national youth organizations network named Collective of Organizations of United Youth of Congo-Kinshasa, shortened “COJESKI-RDC. Based in Bukavu in the province of South Kivu, COJESKI was created in 1995. Within this structure, I have led the position of Program Manager of Economic and Community Development since December 2001 up to now.
COJESKI is actually doted of two consultative statuses as an observer: Commission African Commission of Human Rights and Economical and Social Commission of United Nations ECOSOC. So far, it counts 364 youth organizations members throughout the DRC. For more details, please visit us at www.cojeski.org
From May 2003 to December 2005: I worked as a Technician analyst of projects with Congolese Initiative for Autonomous Management of the populations ICG/GTZ (www.icgrdc.org). It was created and is funded by GTZ to specifically support small and micro enterprise projects through micro credits as well as follow up and evaluation of activities in Province of South-Kivu. My responsibilities included studies, analysis, transformation of new project ideas from bankable projects, financing of projects, supervision and implementing community projects, planning, elaboration, follow up, monitoring and evaluation, reporting).
From December 2003 up to now: President of Center for Action for Community Growth CAPROCO (local not for profit NGO working for promoting youth through entrepreneurship and Micro finance). It is headquartered in Kinshasa.
From July 2006 up to November 2006: Finances et Administration Manager with an airlines company: GR Aviation. My responsibilities exclusively included the management of financial operations: Centralization of all financial reports, budgeting, and supervision of accounting, regular financial reporting, management of accounts (clients, orders of suppliers, personnel, associates) and bank operations.
From October 2006 up to now: I work as Program Director within YES DRC NETWORK Youth Employment Summit Campaign, www.yesweb.org
and I am now working with the International Young Professionals Foundation to create a YP network in DRC.