Marius Yannick B.

Development expert | Project Manager | Peace advocate | Producer | Author

Master's DegreeSenghor University of Alexandria

Cameroon

Summary

Born in September 1987 in Melong, Binyou is project manager of Parade Cameroon, a capacity building program for internal displaced and refugees in Cameroon and founder of Africa GAWLO, a labeled international transmedia program (Belgium, USA) for the promotion of reading practices and book consumption in sub-Saharan Africa. Named in 2009 "Young Ambassador" for Human Security in Africa by former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo, he has worked and continues to collaborate with several institutions, organizations and companies in the field of agribusiness, education, communication and culture. Graduate of Arts (University of Dschang, Cameroon) and developing (Senghor University, Egypt), he is an expert and consultant to several organizations operating in Sub-Saharan Africa, including: AUF (Egypt, Cameroon), Harvard University (USA), CODESRIA (Senegal), CERDOTOLA (Cameroon), CELHTO (Niger), the Olusegun Obasanjo Foundation (Nigeria) and the Friedrich Ebert Foundation (Cameroon). Director-Africa at the Francophone Federation of Debate (Paris) from 2013 to 2015, Co-founder of Debate Cameroon, President of the Board of Directors of RIPAO- International Network for the Promotion of the Arts of Speech in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific, he has extensive experience in promoting intercultural dialogue in Africa. As an international facilitator, his organizations have trained more than five thousand young people and professionals across Africa, Asia and the Caribbean. In 2017, with Imbolo Mbue, he was ranked among the 100 most inspiring young Africans by Positive Youth Africa. National Coach (CDA) in debate and speech, researcher specializing in mediacultures and orality, Binyou is preparing a doctoral thesis on orality at the University of Douala (Cameroon). In addition, he is interested in the sociology of culture and cultural practices, the creative economy, the management of arts and culture with a great interest for the cultural policy of the African Union. Binyou is prolific writer in four areas: science, literature, leadership and spirituality. He has published a dozen articles and three books: Juvenile Wanderings (Poetry, 2015), Writing from Exile (Essay, 2013), Peasant Letters (Philosophical Autobiography, 2019). His next essay, Orality in globalization.

Experience

  • events / training
  • architecture / design
  • refugees
  • tertiary education
  • africa
  • cameroon
  • laos
  • egypt
  • south africa
  • qatar
  • Sectors
  • Funders
  • Countries

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