Thursday, June 9, 2016

Dr. Christopher Fomunyoh: Know “THE MAN” & Why He Bagged World Echoes Newspaper’s 2016 National Press Innovation Award to Sustainable Development Actors *As Most Admired & Dynamic Cameroonian Anglophone Politician of the Year

Without gain saying or making Dr Christopher commonly called Dr Chris is a house whole name who beyond all reasonable doubt remains outstanding, pronounced and tall amongst all political leaders in Cameroon. As a political activist/Guru, through his Charitable works under the umbrella of the Formunyoh Foundation combined with his sound world knowledge and connection. Dr Chris has been able to carve or better still pitch an all combining tent around the Cameroonian political circumference that has increasingly won souls into that kingdom bearing his political ideologies to an extend that they now see in him a true political leader of this era to lead Cameroon to the promised land.  Reasons why no surprise should be expressed on the floods of Awards rained on him by the Press and international bodies or communities, because he scores the shot. It is not for nothing that he emerged as the most solicited and voted as true and genuine Anglophone political leader to lead Cameroonians in the up coming 2018 Presidential Election during the call for nomination by Colbert Gwain under the umbrella of Colbert Factor christened “call 4 Anglophone to rule Cameroon”.
Who is Dr Chris

 



 Born in Guzang – Batibo, Momo Division, North West Cameroon, Dr. Christopher Fomunyoh is the founder and president of The Fomunyoh Foundation (www.tffcam.org), a non-profit organization that works to promote democracy, social and humanitarian causes in Cameroon.  Since its launch in 1999, the Foundation organizes workshops to raise citizen awareness and strengthen the capacity of civil society organizations and journalists.
The Foundation has also conducted activities in partnership with development associations such as the women of Bonadale, Douala in the Littoral region, and the traditional Fondom of Foto-Dschang in the Western region.  It has donated books to many municipal councils and academic institutions in regions across the entire country. The North West Region, Maroua in the Far North, Mayo Oulou still in the Far North, Garoua in the North and Ngoundere in the Adamawa as well as in the capital city of Yaounde, in the Center Region. The East Region has also benefited from this largesse; three secondary schools in Bertoua, the Bertoua Linguistic Center as well as the Catholic University of Bertoua. Two schools in Abong Mbang have also been beneficiaries. In the Center Region, four academic institutions in the city of Yaounde, the nations’ capital and have been sponsoring Youth activities in Monatele and Monabo in the Lekie Division of the Center Regions.  The Foundation also runs a community radio station in Bamenda and a public library of over 20,000 books.
Besides the donation of such academic treasures, the Foundation has also been very concerned with the less privileged. To this effect, it has made donations to orphanages and widow organizations in Maroua in the Far North, Bertoua in the East  and Guzang in the North West Region. It has also donated a resource centre to the Nkambe Council for the training of women in information and communication technologies.
On the international scene, Dr. Christopher Fomunyoh is currently Senior Associate for Africa and Regional Director at the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI). He has organized and advised international election observation missions to Benin, Cameroon, Central Africa Republic, Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Madagascar, Mali, Nigeria and Sierra Leone.
He has also designed and supervised country specific democracy support programs with civic organizations, political parties and legislative bodies in Benin, Burundi, Côte d’Ivoire, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Guinea Conakry, Liberia, Mali, Madagascar, Niger, Nigeria, The Gambia, Senegal and Togo.
In the course of his work, Dr. Fomunyoh interacts regularly with heads of state and government, cabinet ministers, elected officials and political and civic leaders. He recently designed and helped launch the African Statesmen Initiative

(ASI), a program aimed at facilitating political transitions in Africa by encouraging former Heads of State to stay engaged in humanitarian issues, conflict mediation, public health and other key sectors of human development on the continent. On several occasions, Dr. Fomunyoh has testified on African issues before various committees of the United States Congress.

 


As an expert on democratization in Africa, Dr. Fomunyoh makes frequently guest appearances on major media networks including CNN, BBC, NewsHour, Voice of America, and Radio France Internationale; and provides interviews for major national and international newspapers, including the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Washington Post, Washington Times, Le Monde and International Herald Tribune. He has published articles in academic journals on African politics and governance.
Dr. Fomunyoh has traveled extensively in Africa, Europe and North America, and is perfectly bilingual in English and French. He holds a Licence en Droit from Yaoundé University in Cameroon, a Master’s Degree (LL.M.) in International Law from Harvard Law School; and a Ph.D. in Political Science from Boston University. Dr. Fomunyoh is an adjunct faculty at the African Center for Strategic Studies and a former adjunct professor of African Politics and Government at Georgetown University.

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