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Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity

Elimane is the Founder and Chairman of LEGS-Africa, a pan-African think-tank that promotes transformative citizenship in Africa. His work currently focuses on deep-rooted causes of inequality in the natural resources’ economy.

Previously, he worked for Oxfam International leading the Governance vs Inequality programme in West Africa. In the field, he supported local partners to address the issue of inequality in the national context through tax equity and budget monitoring for social spending. He coordinated research on fair tax and advocacy campaigns to prepare national officials and CSOs to address challenges in tax incentives, fiscal conventions, and illicit financial flows that provoke tax evasion, tax avoidance, miss-pricings, and other practices low-income countries are facing.

He was formerly the Executive Director of Forum Civil, the Senegalese chapter of Transparency International, and the CEO and co-founder of The Panafrican Institute ISAF-Kangfore in Mbour, Senegal from 2009 to 2011.

Elimane has experience as both a consultant and trainer and has participated in several international anti-corruption meetings and special courses in human rights, extractive industries, climate change, multi-stakeholder processes, social learning, governance, and responsible business practices.

He has training in social sciences (psychology, sociology of development) and holds an MSc in Project Management. He also has international certificates in human rights (IHRTP-Equitas-Montreal-Canada) and international development (CDI, Wageningen University & Research, the Netherlands).

Inequality is my concern. The focus of my career is facing the causes of inequalities in Senegal and, by implementing a relevant governance programme, dealing with poverty, economic inequity, and domestic resource mobilisation.

Elimane Haby Kane


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