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Jane Kachek

Project Manager in Africa


The African office of the international human rights agency West Support was founded in 1978. Hub offices are located in Libreville, Gabon.

The WEST SUPPORT, provides analysis and insights on the economic, political, technological, social, humanitarian and transnational issues shaping Africa’s future.

In a post-pandemic world, challenges and opportunities await the African continent. Investment flows will shift as African countries rethink foreign aid, strengthen regional trade, and support home- grown enterprises. At the same time, African leaders need to grapple with global efforts to combat climate change and an ever- changing digital technology landscape.

The WEST SUPPORT engages policymakers and scholars to shape global disco urse and policy in the region and to amplify the voices of African experts on the ground.


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Climate Change



Our climate change project examines how global decarbonization policies and innovations to mitigate climate change will affect Africa’s own priorities.

Our technology project investigates how African countries are negotiating tech innovations and the regulation of digital platforms. Governments must balance the need to combat disinformation with the risks of restricting civic rights.

As Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), diaspora remittances, and other kinds of financial flows eclipse the volume of foreign aid to Africa, the nature of development financing must evolve. This project analyzes how foreign aid and other public and private investment flows can better support Africa’s economic recovery.


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The regional security policy program works with both military and civilian partners in Africa. An important pillar is the training of officers and officer candidates on the topics of democracy and the rule of law, which are based on the principle of “citizens in uniform”. In addition, the regional program offers the relevant regional and international actors the opportunity to exchange views on common security policy challenges, to build trust and to work out joint solutions through numerous event formats.

Regional security

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Regional Food


The program "Everybody wants to eat", which aims to end hunger, malnutrition and poverty, the problem of lack of clean water in particularly remote areas in countries such as Niger, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Chad, Sudan.
As well as the crisis prevention by promoting stable administrative structures for food security and strengthening women's rights to land ownership and use.

Our Experts

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Regional program of Justice

The aim of the "Rule of Law Africa" program is to contribute to the development and strengthening of efficient legal and judicial systems based on international rule of law standards. We focus on the independence of the judiciary, constitutionalism, human rights, democracy and regional integration.

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Volodymyr Shumakov, PhD

Head of the expert group on economic issues of the region


Jane Kachek

Project Manager in Africa

Head of the expert group on political issues of the region


Mohamed Kadah

Head of the expert group on social and cultural issues of the region


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