United Nations Volunteers (UNV) Regional Office for East and Southern Africa
Njoya Tikum is the Regional Manager, United Nations Volunteers (UNV) Regional Office for East and Southern Africa. He joined UNV from the United Nations Development Programme, where he served in different capacities—including recently as Regional Policy and Programme Advisor on anti-corruption and economic governance, and Regional Youth Programme Coordinator at UNDP Regional Service Centre for Africa, interim Team Leader for Governance and Public Institution Pillar in UNDP Liberia (and also as Acting Deputy Country Director for Programmes). Prior to this, Njoya served as Country Programme Specialist and regional project manager for the Community Security and Peace Consolidation project in UNDP Regional Bureau for Africa, New York, Project Manager for the Access to Justice and Rule of Law programme in UNDP South Sudan and as Policy Specialist and Special Assistant to UNDP’s Director for the Democratic Governance Group in the Bureau for Development Policy in New York. Before joining UNDP through the UN/UNDP LEAD Programme, Njoya worked for several years as a practicing corporate and civil litigation attorney in Cameroon and New York. He served as a Senior Human Rights Fellow at the Human Rights Institute, Columbia University School of Law, as Legal Associate African Services Committee, and as Co-founder and Director for the Centre for Public Interest Law in Cameroon. Njoya holds an LLM in International Contracts and Human Rights Law from Columbia University School of Law, New York, an LLM in International Business Law from the Central European University, Hungary, and an LLB and Maitrise en Droit from the University of Yaoundé II SOA, Cameroon.