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David Tiomajou

Multi-Destination Yaounde Program Coordinator

Born in Cameroon David Tiomajou is one of the latest new entries to the SIS team and he is in charge of the coordination of our Multi Destination Program in Yaoundé, Cameroon.  He is also an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Social Sciences and International Relations of the PUCA (Protestant University of Central Africa) in Cameroon, where he teaches, Community Development, Project Design Management, Conflict Resolution Education Terminology, English Culture and Phonology. Prior to that, he was the Training Director for Peace Corps Cameroon (1999-2016) and oversaw training for the three projects of Peace Corps in-country. In this capacity, he was responsible for designing, implementing and evaluating PSTs, and other training events. David held this position from September 1999 to December 2016. Before joining Peace Corps, David was a Lecturer and Researcher in English and Sociolinguistics at the University of Yaoundé from 1984 to 1994. He started working with Peace Corps Cameroon in June, 1983 as Language and Cross-culture Facilitator (LCF), and has also held the following positions: Language Tester (1985-2016), Language Coordinator (1987-1989) and Technical Trainer for Education (1992-1995) as well as consultant in Education for content-based EFL materials. From 1983 to 2016, David has worked with 15 Country Directors, trained more than 2000 Volunteers, and received multiple awards including US Ambassador’s Local Employee Staff of the year in 2006. Additionally, he was associated with the British Council Cameroon as English Language Teaching (ELT) Specialist from 1990 to 1999. From 1994 to 1996, he worked in Europe as a Research Fellow on varieties of English at the University of Liverpool, England and at the University of Chemnitz in the former Eastern Germany. David was Educated in Cameroon and England, and holds several degrees including an MA in Applied Linguistics from Essex University, England, an M.Phil in Computational Linguistics from Liverpool University, England, a Diploma in TESOL from the University of Delaware, USA and a PhD in Sociolinguistics from the University of Yaoundé, Cameroon. David speaks about 5 African languages, English and French.