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Jean-Michel Betran-Makosso


Jean-Michel (he/him/his) is a Research Consultant at Shared Planet. His expertise lies at the intersection of security, human rights and environmental issues, with a particular focus on the African continent. He holds an M.A. in International Security from Sciences Po’s Paris School of International Affairs, with concentrations in human rights and diplomacy, where he addressed peacebuilding and development efforts in conflict contexts. Additionally, he holds an MSc in Human Rights and Politics from the London School of Economics and Political Science, where he focused on gender and environmental justice, looking at water security in particular. Jean-Michel has occupied a range of assistant roles in international organisations and NGOs in the sectors of human rights advocacy, research on security and the management of international development projects. He is an advocate of human rights-based approaches to security, development and environmental issues, and is deeply committed to contributing to positive change.


Before joining Shared Planet, Jean-Michel was interning at the African Development Bank Group where he supported the Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa (AFAWA) initiative, aiming to reduce the gender financing gap and promote women’s access to finance through development initiatives across the continent. Before that, he worked within the Peace and Security Hub at the United Nations System Staff College as a Consultant, where he supported the content development and delivery of training courses on conflict sensitivity and conflict analysis tailored for international staff of the UN system, including in collaboration with colleagues from the United Nations Development Programme, the Food and Agriculture Organization, UN Women, the UN Department of Peace Operations’ Gender Unit and UN country teams. Jean-Michel is fluent in English, French, and Spanish and intermediate in Italian and Modern Standard Arabic.

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