In his capacity, Njoya TIkum leads and coordinates UNDP’s regional policy and programmatic support to 24 country offices, regional institutions, and development partners in West and Central Africa. Prior to this, he served as Manager and Head of the Regional Office for East and Southern Africa at United Nations Volunteers (UNV). He 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.
Mr. Tikum is a Maurice Greenberg World Fellow at the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, Yale University, USA and Holds an LLM in International Contracts and Human Rights Law from Columbia University school of Law, an LLM in International Business Law from the Central European University, and a Licence and Maitrise en Droit from the University of Yaoundé II SOA.