Retracing Dr Patrice Talla Takoukam’s footsteps

Retracing Dr Patrice Talla Takoukam’s footsteps
December 09 10:26 2022

Since September 2020, Dr Patrice Talla Takoukam is the FAO Sub-Regional Coordinator for Southern Africa and FAO Representative in Zimbabwe, Eswatini and Lesotho.

A national of Cameroon, Dr Takoukam holds a Doctor of Philosophy Degree (PhD) in International Environmental Law and Public Law from the University of Limoges in France, Master’s Degree and Diploma of Advanced Studies (DEA) in Public International Law from the University of Reims in France, and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Yaounde in Cameroon.

Dr TALLA started his career in 2000 as Research Associate and Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Department of Public International Law and International Organization at the Faculty of Law, University of Geneva in Switzerland. In 2001, he worked in parallel as Consultant at the United Nations Compensation Commission (UNCC), and for the International Law Firm “Lalive and Partners'” in Geneva.

He joined FAO Headquarters later in 2001 as Legal Officer in the Development Law Service of

the Legal Office. In 2004, he transferred to the World Bank in Washington DC, United States, as Legal Officer/Counsel in the Environment and International Law Unit, Legal Department. He came back to FAO Headquarters in 2010, where he served as Legal Officer in the Development Law Service, Legal Office.

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