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Deputy Head, Eastern Europe, South Caucasus, Central Asia Division

Eden Cole is Deputy Head of the Eastern Europe, South Caucasus and Central Asia Division and is co-responsible for planning, implementing and managing democratic security governance programmes in the Caucasus, Central Asia and Ukraine. Focused on democratic governance and rule of law issues, DCAF programming in the region comprises capacity development for democratic institutions, independent oversight institutions, security sector agencies, civil society organisations, and the media. The division pursues cooperative partnerships at national and regional levels and work on a demand basis. The team have also cooperated with regional and international organisations including OSCE, OSCE ODIHR, NATO and UNDP. Additional programme responsibilities knowledge product development and related analysis.

Eden previously managed democratic security sector governance programming in Afghanistan, Indonesia, and the Pacific region in cooperation with local partners, regional and international organisations.