Geographical Region
West Africa and Atlantic Ocean Islands
Years of Fellowship
Fields of Specialization
Ocean Governance
Host University
About / Bio
Christophe Bertrand BITSE EKOMO graduated in 2003 from the International Relations Institute of Cameroon (IRIC) where he completed his international studies with the award of Diplôme d'Etudes Supérieures Spécialisées (D.E.S.S.) in International Relations, Section Diplomacy and Holder of a Master's Degree of Public Law from the
Faculty of Laws and Political Sciences/ University of Yaounde II (Cameroon). He began his professional life at the Cameroonian Ministry of External Relations in Yaounde. He has served in the Department in
charge of the relations with International Organizations of la Francophonie, the Department of Asian Affairs and the Organisation of Islamic Conference, the General Secretariat of the Ministry into which a
Unit in charge of boarder issues and the Law of the Sea has recently been established. In the latter, the great interest he has always shown for the Law of the Sea and related fields including the follow-up of the implementation process of the judgment delivered by the International Court of Justice on 10 October 2002 concerning the maritime and land dispute between Cameroon and Nigeria; issues concerning the movement of persons and goods over the Cameroonian maritime territory; the analysis of the reports of Cameroon's participation in international conferences concerning maritime issues; the passage through the Cameroonian territory of transit goods of landlocked States of Central Africa within the framework of the implementation of their right of access to the sea. Since 20 July 2007, Christophe Bitse is holder of a diploma in Law of the Sea from The Rhodes Academy of Oceans Law and Policy (Greece).