Africa

Alain Kisombwe

Country Director, Burkina Faso

Alain Kisombwe, Country Director,  Burkina Faso, is an expert in access to justice and advocacy on public policy reform, and has been working with ABA ROLI since 2009. He recently led the program against hereditary slavery in Mali which aims to strengthen the capacity of Malian CSOs to provide services to victims of hereditary slavery, provide legal aid to victims, increase the participation of local leaders and communities in the fight against slavery, increase the capacity of justice sector actors to investigate and prosecute cases of slavery, and strengthen advocacy by Malian CSOs in favor of the adoption of an anti-slavery law in Mali. Before joining the Mali program,  he worked with ABA ROLI in the Democratic Republic of the Congo as a training officer in the Gender and Justice Project (2010-2011); DRL Prisons Project Coordinator (2011-2014), and USAID Elections Project Manager (2016-2018). He also worked with the Independent Electoral Commission of the DRC (2006-2007) as Legal Expert. He has a degree in public law from the University of Lubumbashi in the DRC.