Njoya Tikum is Manager of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Regional Office for West and Central Africa-Dakar-Senegal. Prior to this, he served as Regional Manager for East and Southern Africa at United Nations Volunteers (UNV). Njoya led the UNV's East and Southern Africa organizational transformation and established an entirely new and effective regional team and operation in 23 countries. Before this, he served with UNDP in different capacities, including as Regional Policy and Programme Advisor on Anti-Corruption and Economic Governance and as Regional Youth Programme Coordinator at UNDP Regional Service Centre for Africa.
Njoya served ad-interim in UNDP Liberia, in South Sudan as Country Programme Specialist in the UNDP Regional Bureau for Africa, 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, Njoya worked as an attorney and served as a Senior Human Rights Fellow at the Human Rights Institute, Columbia University School of Law. He also served as Legal Associate at African Services Committee and as Co-founder and Director for the Centre for Public Interest Law in Cameroon.
If making ends meet was hard, filling the empty hours was hard in a different way. But Mr. Tikum is a man with much curiosity about the world, and he used his free time to explore the vast city in which he had found himself.