Madoua Teko-Folly is the founder and director of Foltek Language & Policy Bridge, and he is currently working as an adjunct international defense research analyst at the RAND Corporation. Prior to starting his consulting firm, Mr. Teko-Folly previously worked with the U.S. Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center as a French assistant professor seconded to the Department of Command and Leadership of the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. He also served several years as a French translation consultant with the United Nations Development Programme, Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery in Geneva, Switzerland.
Mr. Teko-Folly is a researcher, a freelance translator and interpreter, and a bilingual facilitator. He teaches French and international training in conflict resolution, cross-cultural negotiation, civil-military relations, and DDR (disarmament, demobilization and reintegration). At a local and global level, he also facilitates complex multicultural consultations and assists parties from diverse economic, social and cultural backgrounds with communication and understanding to create dynamics and synergies that have positive impact on their interactions.
His main interests are on sub-Sahara Africa in general, and French speaking countries in particular, international negotiations, conflict resolution, civil-military relations, elections security, governance, DDR of ex-combatants in post-conflict environments.
Mr. Teko-Folly is a former board member and a current international advisory board member of Global Majority, an international, non-profit organization that promotes non-violent conflict resolution through education and training, networking, and advocacy.
Mr. Teko-Folly attended the Monterey Institute of International Studies (now the Middlebury Institute of International Studies) in California where he earned an M.A. in international policy studies, international negotiations and conflict resolution, and an M.A. in translation, English to French. He also holds a B.A. in English Literature from the Université de Lomé, Togo.