Founder & Executive Director

In 2006, Blair found himself on the hot, dusty plains of southern Nepal, talking to young Nepalis about their lives. They explained why a lack of integrity was at the heart of all of their daily challenges- from lack of education and jobs to corruption- and that they did not have the tools to fix these problems. As Blair spent time working with the World Bank and other civil society organizations listening to young people all around the world, the same themes emerged over and over again: young people collectively want to build accountability in their communities and change their societies- and have great ideas to do so. But they need long-term, creative and flexible support to do it. Blair set up the Accountability Lab to fill this gap. Blair leads the Lab’s strategy, outreach and development globally and spends as much time as he can in Liberia, Nepal and Pakistan. Blair is an Echoing Green Fellow and also a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Anti-Corruption.

Hometown: London, UK

When I’m not at work I’m: trying to spend as much time as possible with my new niece.

Ask me about:  going to the Winter Olympics with the Ski Team of Ghana.

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Global Director of Operations & Growth

Ten years ago Jean was selected to participate in a South African youth peace and conflict program which set her on a path to promote ways to support young people to actively participate in the attainment of good governance in their countries. Although originally South Africa focussed Jean realized, while working in 15 African countries to secure the ratification of the African Charter on Democracy, Elections, and Governance, that governance challenges were essentially universal and that social accountability is key to achieving social and economic liberation. Jean has worked as a public affairs and democratic governance specialist in the United States, the United Kingdom and Southern Africa for Rotary, the UK Foreign Office, the Westminster Foundation and Voluntary Services Overseas. She has a masters degree in conflict resolution in divided societies from Kings College in London as a British Chevening scholar and a bachelor’s in law and international relations from the University of Cape Town. She also served as a sub-Saharan analyst for the Freedom House Freedom in the World index.

Hometown: Paarl, South Africa

When I’m not at work I’m:  binge watching British murder mysteries

Ask me about:  the three facts that make Paarl famous!

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Global Director of Learning

Cheri-Leigh Erasmus serves as the Global Director of Learning at the Accountability Lab, a nonprofit organization aimed at making governance work for people by supporting active citizens, responsible leaders, and accountable institutions. She has spent more than a decade in the international higher education and international development arenas. Through her work in leadership development, she’s conceptualized and implemented leadership and skills development curricula for emerging leaders geared for careers in both the private and public sectors. She oversees Accountability Lab’s learning and impact in her current position as part of a team working with young leaders to find innovative ways to hold governments accountable in 12 countries across Africa and South Asia. Cheri-Leigh is committed to finding new ways of using citizen-generated data to strengthen civic participation, especially related to the increased inclusion of traditionally marginalized groups. She serves as Co-Chair of the Board of Berrett-Koehler Foundation, is an Advisory Board Member for Auburn University’s Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Organizations and Community Governance, and is a Board Member at Embracing Diversity.

Hometown: Robertson, South Africa

When I’m not at work: I’m creating or upcycling something.

Ask me about: Binge-worthy podcasts!

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Global Program Officer

Doussouba est titulaire d’un Master en études internationales de l’Université de Montréal et d’un baccalauréat en sciences politiques de l’Université de Sherbrooke (Canada). Elle a travaillé pour plusieurs organisations internationales, telles que Save the Children, l’UNICEF et The We Movement (anciennement Free the Children). Passionnée des droits des enfants, elle a donné plus de 30 conférences et animé plus de 40 ateliers dans les écoles canadiennes sur l’action sociale, le leadership et l’estime de soi, encourageant les jeunes à être des acteurs du changement. Après avoir travaillé et étudié pendant de nombreuses années en France et au Canada, Doussouba a décidé de rentrer au Mali afin de se rapprocher de sa famille et de contribuer au développement de son pays en rejoignant Accountability Lab Mali pour diriger les activités de suivi et d’évaluation au Mali et au Niger.

Ville Natale : St. Julien-en-Genevois, France

Quand je ne suis pas au travail : je passe du temps avec ma famille, je lis, je voyage et je danse.

Parlons de : la nature, mes voyages à travers l’Afrique et mon projet de gestion des déchets solides.

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Finance Manager

Fisner Antoine has over 12 years of experience in finance and accounting working for international development organizations in the United States. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Accounting from the City University of New York at Brooklyn College and a Certificate in Public Financial Management. He worked as Staff Accounting for research Foundation of the City University of New York. Fisner has also been the Vice Chair for the Professional Staff Congress/CUNY Research Foundation Chapter where he negotiated, administered and enforced collective bargaining agreements; protecting the rights of RF-CUNY staff through the grievance and arbitration process.

After years working in the US, he took on the challenge to bring his experience to his homeland Haiti. Back in Haiti, Fisner worked in Port-au-Prince in different capacities with various organizations as Grants Manager, and Finance Manager. He also worked independently as a consultant providing capacity building to small local organizations in the areas of financial management, and Grant Management. Before returning to the US, Fisner worked as Financial Analyst with USAID Mission in Haiti providing financial management technical support/assistance to recipients and the host country government.

Hometown: Port-au-Prince, Haiti

When I’m not at work I’m: Visiting museums, exploring the best food in the city.

Ask me about: The best place to visit and have fun in Haiti.

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Marketing & Communications Officer

Kibo is a Motswana-Tanzanian writer and communications specialist based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Kibo has ten years of experience writing and editing professionally, and his work has been published on platforms in Botswana, Nigeria, South Africa, and the United Kingdom. His journalism career has afforded him the opportunity to write on a variety of topics including entrepreneurship, current affairs, lifestyle, the arts, travel, motoring, and technology. However, he has always had a keen interest in social justice and community development that he hadn’t previously been able to develop and explore to a significant degree. Kibo’s hope is that he can use his skills and knowledge to contribute to the Accountability Lab’s vision of building a new generation of active citizens and responsible leaders around
the world.

Hometown: Gaborone, Botswana

When I’m not at work: Reading, writing, attending art exhibitions or stage plays, watching series, or attending classes at New Acropolis School of Philosophy

Ask me about: Mark Manson, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Rachel Kaadzi-Ghansah, Robert Greene, and David Foster Wallace – my favorite writers

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Programmes & Operations Officer

Interested in the intersection of political science and cultural anthropology, Katie focuses on international development and security—both of which require governments to be accountable to their people in order to successfully meet
development and security goals. Previous to her current position with the Accountability Lab, Katie facilitated the participation of international security leaders and experts from democracies around the world at the 2018 Halifax International Security Forum. Before the Forum, she worked on behalf of Global Development Incubator on the development and expansion of a West African capacity-building and youth leadership program, Emerging Public Leaders. This program, which recruits and places promising young graduates in high-impact civil servant positions to
accelerate development and create change within their governments, fostered Katie’s early interest in international development, accountability, and sub-Saharan Africa. Katie graduated cum laude from Dartmouth College, where she studied government and cultural anthropology, was a War and Peace Fellow, and played Division 1 soccer and rugby. Katie currently sits on the Global Fund for Children’s Youth Leadership Council, where she serves as an advisor and advances the needs/raises the voices of youth.

Hometown: Eden Prairie, Minnesota

When I’m not at work: Visiting museums, reading novels, or looking for my next

Ask me about: My various athletic injuries and the accompanying stories

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Programs and Learning Manager

Jaco completed an Honours’ Degree (International Relations) at the University of Pretoria in 2005.  He started working at a Democratic think-tank (Idasa) in 2006, forever shaping the way in which he sees active citizenship, participation and change-making.  Idasa gave him the opportunity to immerse himself in the narratives and examples from the South African journey to democracy, including the many challenges and conflicts that emerged during this journey.  He also had the opportunity to re-package this narrative in a way that people from other countries could track their own journeys.  Since 2008 Jaco has been involved with the Kettering Foundation, where he was a fellow in 2011 and a support facilitator for the Foundation’s global Deliberative Democracy Institute since 2015.  Jaco started working as an independent consultant in 2016, where he started working with Accountability Lab in 2018.   Jaco continues to think about how we can draw citizens into co-creative spaces where they discover their own agency to drive change.   For Jaco, it is not about prescribing to people when it comes to bringing positive change to their spaces, but rather collecting and sharing stories that allow for people to re-think and re-strategise.  In this way, we build on what works.  Jaco has a deep passion for facilitation, and he is always thinking of new ways to get people from different backgrounds to collaborate and learn.   Jaco holds a Master’s Degree (With Distinction) in Public and Development Management from the University of the Witwatersrand.  He currently lives in the sleepy sea-side town of Knysna, South Africa.

Hometown: Reitz, South Africa but Jaco found his voice in the noisy streets of Johannesburg

When I’m not at work I’m:  Running around with my camera taking photos.  Photography gives me a creative outlet, while it also allows me to map and explore any new space that I find myself in.

Ask me About: Weird weather phenomena and why the Freestate Province in South Africa should be on your travel list!

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Programs and Learning Manager

After completing her undergraduate degree in International Relations and Economics from the US, Sanjeeta moved back to her home country, Nepal, in 2008. While in the US she worked for a non-profit organization in Boston, supporting women entrepreneurs. 

Back in Nepal, Sanjeeta was keen to travel and see rural parts of the country. This led her to work in different capacities with various organizations. She volunteered to teach children from marginalized communities in Eastern Nepal. Later she worked with international development partners as well as the Government of Nepal for the Multi-Stakeholder Forestry Programme. She also worked independently as a consultant for the Livelihoods and Forestry Programme and Imagine Nepal. 

Before moving back to the US in 2019, Sanjeeta led economic and commercial diplomacy work at the British Embassy in Kathmandu for six years. Sanjeeta has completed her graduate studies in Development and Governance from University of Duisburg-Essen (Germany) under the German government’s DAAD scholarship program. 

Besides her professional interests, Sanjeeta is passionate about dogs and used to volunteer at the Kathmandu Animal Treatment Center (KAT) and Bhaktapur Animal Welfare Society (BAWS) in Nepal. She currently serves as the Combined Federal Campaign Coordinator for Partnership for Animal Welfare- a volunteer led animal charity based in Maryland, US.

Hometown: Kathmandu, Nepal

When I’m not at work I’m: Cooking delicious Nepali food or looking for a sunny spot to lie down to read Calvin and Hobbes.

Ask me About: Anything that does not deal with numbers!

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Global Director of Communications

As a rookie reporter, Sheena worked with some passionate news hounds and photographers who helped hone a real love for stories that defined times and changed lives. She’s worked for major national newspapers, websites and magazines, building up experience in publishing, research and multi-channel storytelling. She’s interviewed presidents (including former South African President Nelson Mandela as a career highlight!) as a parliamentary journalist, and also a wide
spectrum of African entrepreneurs as group editor-in-chief of a Johannesburg-based magazine publishing house. Gender equity, development and entrepreneurship have been particular areas of interest. In her current role at Accountability Lab, she’s invested in development communications that have a defined and useful social purpose. In her spare time, she participates in a local leadership academy that mentors university students.

Hometown: Durban

When I’m not at work I’m: Mom to two fast-talking tweens.

Ask me About: The Camissa people

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Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Tirelo completed  a Bachelor of Arts Honours in Integrated Organisational Communications from the University of South Africa in 2019. She started her career in development as a Volunteer peer mentor where she facilitated Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) programs to  in-school and out-of-school adolescent boys and girls from the community of Alexandra, South Africa. This propelled her to proceed working within the development sector, post her graduating for her  undergraduate degree in Communication Science.  Since then she has worked in communication for development for different national and international civil society organisations.   

In 2017, she  participated in the Activate! Change Drivers program in South Africa, and it was through these trainings that her interest in accountability issues started.  She then took the skills she acquired at the bootcamps to guide her decision making processes and impart the same values on to others – mainly to her school participants – in an effort to encourage a new generation of active and responsible future leaders through their sexual reproductive health. 

She is passionate about storytelling, particularly telling stories of success and impact from previously disadvantaged and marginalised groups. She believes that telling positive stories is an important aspect of our work which brings about hope and a voice to communities that  feel voiceless. 

Hometown: Marble Hall, Limpopo

When I’m not at work I’m: Spending time with my one year old busy daughter.

Ask me About: South African tv and entertainment.

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Operations Coordinator

Alawi Masud is a young professional who uses his skillset in youth development, project management, and design to work towards a better future. He has a strong interest in comparative philosophy; Alawi explores a range of philosophical traditions in order to understand what can make communities work better. He graduated from the University of Maryland with a bachelors in Government & Politics with a focus in International Relations, a minor in Philosophy and a minor in International Development & Conflict Management. Alawi has previously worked at the Baha’i Chair for World Peace, the Islamic Leadership Institute of America, the UMD Center for International Development and Conflict Management (CIDCM), the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START), and Living Classroom Foundations. He also volunteers his time towards helping those who are incarcerated and towards fighting the Prison Industrial Complex. 

Hometown: Maryland, USA

When I’m not at work I’m: Reading random articles I found online.

Ask me About: My assortment of random articles that I found online.

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Program Manager

Née le 28/08/1992 dans la cité de Sange, territoire d’Uvira dans la province du Sud-Kivu en République Démocratique du Congo, LOKETO Evariste Ours a obtenu son diplôme d’Etat en 2011 dans la section Technique Sociale. Il a par la suite obtenu son diplôme de graduat en Développement Communautaire en 2014 et en 2016 sa licence en Gestion et Administration des Projets à l’Université Libre d’Uvira et des Grands-Lacs. Passionné par le service social, en 2007 il intégra le LEO CLUB INTERNATIONAL pour servir aux côtés des Lions du Lion Club International afin d’assister les populations déplacées, les diabétiques, les personnes vivant avec handicap (les malvoyants) et les populations dépourvues des besoins de base jusqu’en 2017 où il sera intronisé par le LION CLUB INTERNATIONAL comme Lion du centenaire. Depuis 2016, LOKETO Evariste Ours travaille dans la région de l’est de la République Démocratique du Congo, une région caractérisée par les guerres, les conflits sociaux, les violences, la pauvreté, la misère et les violations graves des droits de l’homme, tous liés à l’exploitation illégale et au partage inégal et impartial des ressources naturelles et nationales du pays. Depuis lors, il travaille avec les organisations internationales (Action et intervention pour le Développement et l’Encadrement Social (AIDES), Transcultural Psychosocial Organisation (TPO), Integrity Action) et celles de la société civile, les jeunes, les étudiants, les membres de la communauté, les gouvernants et les leaders communautaires afin de relever les défis en exigeant l’intégrité communautaire.

Sange, Democratic Republic of Congo

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Finance & Admin Manager

I’m an alumni of the Solvay Business School of Economics and Management SBS-EM EMP at Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium), a graduate in Law from Université Officielle de Bukavu (DR Congo) and a former member of the young bankers program at ProCredit Bank Congo.  I also have built up experience in trust companies, mining, commercial companies and am an associate of labour broker, Congo Partner Services Sarl.
In addition, I’m a member of the association ARAMBEE which is based in Belgium which aims to promote education and raise awareness of responsible citizenship. I’m also a member of the Fariala charity that helps disadvantaged and disabled people and also encourages youth to contribute to local development. Accountability Lab’s objectives meet the ideals that I have set for myself in contributing to development and change in my country and particularly for my province of South-Kivu. In fact, as an opinion leader, I have tasked myself with contributing to raising awareness among the youth of my province to education, and moral and ethical values for responsible citizenship.  Achieving that requires integrity in the understanding of concepts, ethics, and good governance. For me, AL will be a tool and a benchmark for access to this public to whom I owe a lot in the change of mentality, especially in this period when mediocrity plagues my country. 

Bukavu, South Kivu province, Democratic Republic of the Congo

When I’m not at work I’m?
As a researcher I’m mostly at home reading. I also go to church (choir rehearsal) and I go to the gym.

Ask me About
What is the vision and expected results for the AL project in DR Congo. How I will be useful outside of my tasks for the project.

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Program Assistant

Originaire de Bukavu, je suis un professionnel de l’économie administrative, en marketing. Membre de l’AYLF (forum des leaders de la jeunesse africaine) depuis l’université qui m’aide à comprendre mon devoir envers mon pays et mes concitoyens. J’ai décroché mon premier emploi en février 2018 en tant que secrétaire informatique dans une université ; en juillet 2019, j’ai obtenu mon deuxième emploi en tant qu’agent marketing de Nuru ; puis une promotion en tant qu’assistante chargée de clientèle jusqu’en juillet 2021. Avec plus de 2 ans d’expériences professionnelles et féministe ; Je sais c’est quoi travailler avec un Congolais. J’ai vite compris que nous sommes classés dans une case différente des hommes. Mon premier métier m’a appris qu’une femme doit toujours se battre pour s’affirmer dans le monde professionnel ce qui n’était pas rassurant ; le second m’a ouvert les yeux pour voir que ma voix aussi peut compter. Avec AL je vais partager mes expériences et aider à changer les mentalités ; Je suis tellement heureuse qu’AL m’ait donné la chance d’apprendre et de partager ce qui me tient à cœur. Avant de travailler pour Nuru, je savais que ma voix ne comptait pas en tant que femme et cela m’a toujours fait souffrir.


When I’m not at work I’m?
When I’m not working I like to swim, read novels and relax with my family.

Ask me About
My women’s leadership project and the countries I would like to visit.

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Country Director

In 2001, during Liberia’s civil war, Lawrence moved to Ghana, where he studied Human Resources and Finance. He began advocating for youth inclusion, peace, and integrity in the Buduburam Refugee Camp. He volunteered for a number of organizations across Ghana, Cote D’Ivoire, Benin, and Nigeria—and returned to Liberia in 2013. Since then he has been supporting entrepreneurs through the University of Liberia’s Business Start-Up Center. He is a passionate advocate and practitioner of social change, which soon led him to the Accountability Lab. His role at the Lab involves program management, support to “accountapreneurs”, outreach and network building. In 2015, Lawrence was an Atlas Corps Fellow at the Accountability Lab’s headquarters in Washington DC and a Rhize Catalyst Fellow.

Hometown: Monrovia, Liberia

When I’m not at work I’m: playing chess, giving motivational talks, playing soccer, singing, and critical thinking.

Ask me about: Manchester United

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Finance and Operations Manager

Allanko holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Liberia. Before joining the team, he worked in the private sector with international shipping lines as Project Manager and Invoicing and Documentation Manager, where he gathered a vast knowledge on budgeting, financial controls, accountability, and reporting. Later, he gained employment with international non-governmental organisations, where he increased his knowledge in donor grants, paid services financial management, and administration. In 2016, he joined the Accountability Lab
team through the iCampus LAVI USAID project. Allanko is passionate about ensuring professionalism, accountability, and compliance through his oversight of the Lab’s finances and operations.

Hometown: Bloquelleh, Liberia

When I’m not at work I’m: At home with the family, singing, and playing the piano

Ask me about: Acapella music

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Programs and Learning Director

Nyema Richards is a passionate social development worker who enjoys working with communities and individuals on their awareness of their development needs and rights, including helping people to find their passion for self-development. Nyema’s work in program management has been focused on youth and livelihood, income generation and enterprise development, gender equity and diversity, and child protection. He sees the Lab as an opportunity to learn about core areas of work as well as to share his knowledge and experience in programming. Through his work at the Lab, Nyema has the opportunity to work with other civil society organizations, action groups, and private and public sector actors to address the singular issue that most affects Liberia: corruption. Nyema hopes that his work and experiences will help support national efforts of all stakeholders to address issues of Liberia’s leadership, governance, and sustainable development practices. He is hopeful that comprehensive stakeholder engagement will provide a platform for understanding how we engage and enlist youth and women in building a culture of openness in governance, development, and justice for all.

Hometown: Pleebo City, Maryland County

When I’m not at work I’m: At home helping my children (two boys and a girl) with their homework, volunteering at a youth training center, or attending church

Ask me about: Personal development and integrity

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Finance Manager

Yassah received a Bachelor’s degree in Management, with a minor in Accounting, from the African Methodist Episcopal University in Liberia. She worked for several international non-governmental organizations in relief and development programs–acquiring knowledge of various forms of financial management. She is passionate about building a new generation of active, responsible, accountable citizens, because of the challenges she’s had to face since her public schools days and complex issues she sees her country facing. So when she learned about Accountability Lab, she was excited for the opportunity work full-time for the Lab and give her best not only in the area of finance, but in every way she can to contribute towards this important cause.

Hometown: Fofana Town, Lofa County, Liberia

When I’m not at work I’m: with my family

Ask me about: my experience in school

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Integrity Icon Coordinator

Famata is passionate about volunteerism, and wanting to make a positive change in society. She joined Accountability Lab in 2016 as volunteer and co- lead the Integrity Idol campaign to name and frame, by highlighting honest civil servants to increase transparency and accountability leading to good governance.  Prior to Accountability Lab, Famata served as the National Volunteer on the National Youth service program (Ministry of Youth & sports) creating awareness, teaching preventive techniques to break the chain of Ebola virus transmission, and as an Instructor at the public school in Klay District Bomi county. She also served as an International Alert Conflict Assessment Enumerator and participated in the data analysis, USAID Food and Enterprise Development (FED) Program for Liberia (Enumerator Barrier Analysis Study), Research Assistant (WAGENINGE University Peace Park for Liberia and Sierra Lone ), Registration Staff (Business & Finance Office, University of Liberia) and as a Presiding Officer National Elections Commission Liberia. At the Lab she works on the young citizen journalism project, Integrity Icon and is currently leading procurement services as a Project Assistant (Procurement services).

Home town: Lofa county

When I am not at work I am: Home caring for my children and spend quality time attending church activities (choir practices)

Ask Me about: Integrity Idol

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Communications Intern

Parnneh Mallobe is a reporting fellow with New Narratives Liberia. She obtained a Diploma in Journalism from the Peter Quaqua School of Journalism. Currently, she is a student at the University of Liberia studying Sociology and Public Administration.

She has five (5) years of experience working as an emerging professional journalist reporting on issues affecting women and girls, judicial accountability and reforms within the legal framework of the extractive industry as well as the large-scale environmental pollution engulfing cities in Liberia. 

She is an alumna of the Young Political Leadership School Africa – YPLS, earning a certificate in policy advocacy, governance and leadership. Also, she is alumna of  the Young African Leaders Initiative, YALI. She has volunteered for community based-organizations including a Kids Education  Engagement Project (KEEP), Girls for Literacy Liberia and European Union Mission in Liberia.

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Country Director

Moussa est un journaliste passionné par le développement communautaire destiné à soutenir les jeunes au Mali. Diplômé de l’Université de Bamako, il a fondé l’hebdomadaire imprimé L’Express de Bamako. Il est ensuite devenu président de Giving Back Mali, une organisation locale à but non lucratif, qui éduque les jeunes en matière de leadership et encourage l’utilisation des énergies renouvelables au Mali. En 2015, il a été sélectionné parmi les 500 meilleurs jeunes dirigeants africains pour participer à la bourse Mandela Washington. Il a passé six mois à aider à gérer des projets chez Accountability Lab Liberia. Il a constaté un grand besoin d’efforts similaires en matière de responsabilisation, via des initiatives créatives et dirigées par des jeunes Maliens. Moussa contribue aujourd’hui à implanter Accountability Lab au Mali, en lançant Integrity Icon Mali.

Ville Natale : Mopti, Mali

Quand je ne suis pas au travail : j’écris des articles pour des journaux, je joue au basketball et je donne des discours de motivation.

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Director of Operations

Lorsqu’il était jeune, Bouaré a suivi son père enseignant, et a ainsi vécu dans l’ensemble du pays. Il a suivi une formation de haut niveau de l’Institut des enseignants de Sévaré et a également obtenu une licence de tourisme de l’Institute de Gestion (IUG) de l’Université de Bamako. En plus de travailler comme agent de voyages, il a été très actif dans la gestion d’organisations locales à but non lucratif. Il est président de l’organisation de basketball de Daoudaoubougou, qui vise à aider et à éduquer les jeunes de la communauté. Il est également un membre actif de l’Association de la ville de Bla, un éducateur pair avec l’ONG DONKO, un membre du réseau national d’éducateurs pairs au Mali (Groupe Pivot Santé Population), un entraîneur sportif avec l’ONG Right to Play et membre de la Commission nationale de la jeunesse du Mali. Il est passionné par le développement humain, en particulier pour les jeunes au Mali, et est enthousiaste à l’idée d’aider le Accountability Lab Mali à se développer.

Ville Natale : Yélimané, Région de Kayes, Mali

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Finance Associate

Aminata est allée à l’école primaire à Gao, dans le nord du Mali, avant de s’installer à Bamako en 2011, où elle a obtenu son baccalauréat en sciences biologiques (SBT) à l’école secondaire Ibrahima Ly. Après son baccalauréat, elle a été admise à l’Institut de gestion (IUG) de l’Université de Bamako où elle a obtenu son diplôme en comptabilité et
finance. Aminata a rejoint l’incroyable équipe du Accountability Lab Mali en 2016. Animée par la passion de servir son pays et de participer pleinement à son développement, elle prospère maintenant en tant que membre d’associations telles que le Réseau national pour le développement des filles et des femmes du Mali (RENADJEF-Mali) et Women Techmakers Bamako (une communauté de filles passionnées par les TIC). Elle cherche à aider au mieux sa communauté à promouvoir les droits des femmes et des filles et le développement communautaire par le biais de projets à la fois
innovants et durables. Optimiste de nature, elle se passionne pour la créativité et l’innovation au quotidien.

Ville Natale : Sevare, Région de Mopti, Mali

Quand je ne suis au travail : je suis avec ma mère pour l’aider avec son commerce.

Parlons de : l’ensemble des taches liées à la gestion financière et comptable d’une

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Administrative Associate

Après les études primaires et secondaires, elle s’est inscrite au lycée Birgo de Bamako, où elle a étudié les sciences humaines (SH). Pour réaliser son rêve d’Assistante de Gestion Administrative elle est partie à l’Institut de Gestion (IUG) de l’Université de Bamako pour étudier la filière AG (Assistant de Gestion). En 2017, après le stage de fin d’étude, elle obtient sa licence professionnelle en AG, et intègre la magnifique équipe d’Accountability Lab Mali pour contribuer au développement et à l’avancement de son pays. Elle participe à des associations communautaires et apprécie également la lecture, les films, les séries télévisées et la musique.

Ville Natale : Bamako, Mali

Quand je ne suis pas au travail : je suis avec ma famille.

Parlons de : la gestion administrative.

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Accounting & Finance Manager

De Formation Expert-comptable, DEMBELE Cheick Oumar est diplômé de comptabilité et de finance de l’Institut National des Techniques Economique et Comptable du CNAM de Paris et Expert Judiciaire Agrée auprès des Tribunaux au Mali. Il est responsable de la gestion Financière et Comptable de Accountability Lab Mali. Il dispose de plus de dix-huit année d’expérience dans le domaine de la gestion financière, du conseil en gestion, organisation, renforcement de capacités et de l’audit des projets de développement et autres entreprises industrielles et commerciales, banques, institutions de micro finances et assurances. Cheick a été consultant international chargé de l’audit interne, auprès de plusieurs ONG international comme PSI (spécialisé dans le marketing social), etc. Par ailleurs, il est formateur en technique de gestion des entreprises dans plusieurs établissements d’enseignement supérieur au Mali et à l’Ecole Militaire d’Administration de Koulikoro. Il a une parfaite maîtrise des procédures de la Banque Mondiale, du Fonds Mondial, USAID, BAD, PNUD, Coopération Allemande, Union Européenne, DANIDA, etc. Par ailleurs, il est Secrétaire Générale de l’association « Action pour la Conscience Citoyenne – ACC », organisation citoyenne et organisateur du débat inter universitaire « Profil du Citoyen » et de la Coupe Panafricaine des Débats – COPAD.

Ville : Bamako, Mali.

Quand je ne suis pas au travail : je suis avec ma famille ou avec mes amis ou je m’occupe de mes animaux (tortue, pisciculture, mouton et chèvre).

Parlons de : comptabilité, de finance et d’opérations dans les ONG.

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Integrity Icon Officer

Faguimba est responsable de Integrity Icon Mali. Il est avocat de formation, observateur électoral de l’Union africaine et dirigeant d’association. Il croit que sans intégrité, nous ne pouvons pas parler d’un monde civilisé.

Ville Natale : Mopti, Mali

Quand je ne suis pas au travail : je suis en famille, entre amis, ou en train de lire.

Parlons de : la corruption et la justice au Mali

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Civic Action Teams Officer

Maintenant responsable du programme Citizen Helpdesks, Dramane a d’abord été volontaire pour le sondage inaugural de Citizen Helpdesks dans la région de Ségou. Formé à l’Agence malienne pour la sécurité privée, Dramane est informaticien depuis 2007. Il est spécialisé dans la sécurité des personnes et de leurs biens et dans la recherche d’informations. Il forme de jeunes volontaires en informatique et des agents de sécurité privés à la sécurité. Il est membre fondateur de plusieurs associations de développement, notamment l’Association des jeunes pour la promotion de l’informatique au Mali (AJPIM), l’Association des jeunes pour le développement et le progrès de Kalaban-coro (AJDPK), l’Association pour la santé et le Défense des droits de l’homme (ASDH) et Réseau d’élèves et d’étudiants en études sur le genre et le VIH / sida (REEGV). Il a également été membre du conseil d’administration ainsi que coordinateur de programme pour REEGV. Depuis le lycée, il participe activement à la lutte contre le VIH / sida par le biais des clubs scolaires et universitaires anti-sida du Mali. En tant que jeune impliqué dans le développement communautaire, il est secrétaire du comité de gestion de la ‘Community Health Association’ de son district, Kalaban-coro Adekene. Il est également secrétaire de la société civile du comité de gestion des écoles de l’école de Kalaban-coro Adekene. Dramane a également effectué un stage en tant que journaliste pour MM Communication, éditeur de l’hebdomadaire l’Express de Bamako.

Ville Natale : Sarro, Région de Ségou, Mali

Quand je ne suis pas au travail : je suis en famille ou en train de donner une formation en information ou en sécurité privée.

Parlons de : sécurité privée, gestion des conflits, VIH / SIDA

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Project Manager YALI Film Fellowship

Zeina a une Licence en ingénierie des projets et Programmes de Développement obtenue à l’université Delta C de Bamako. Consultante en gestion des projets, elle a travaillé en 2019 comme Consultante Indépendante sur le projet « Donko Ni Maaya » de la GIZ- Mali au compte du Ministère Fédéral des Affaires Étrangères Allemande. Le projet vise la prévention des Crises et le Renforcement de la Cohésion Sociale à travers la promotion du secteur de la culture. Très active et engagée dans les actions sociales, Zeina est un membre actif de plusieurs associations notamment: l’ONG Justice And Dignity for women of Sahel ( JDWS) ; ACFA « A Child For All » et le Mouvement Mali propre etc,

Zeina est Alumni de YALI S16 « Young African leaders initiative » au Centre Régional de leadership de Dakar, dans la filière Civique Leadership au Cesag (Centre African d’Etudes Supérieures en Gestion).

Jeune Talent WAYIL2020-Save The Children « Laboratoire d’Innovation des Jeunes de l’Afrique de l’Ouest ». Actuellement, Zeina travaille à Accountability Lab Mali entant que Project manager du « YALI Film School Fellowship » qui couvre le Mali et le Niger.

Quand elle n’est pas au travail, elle passe du temps sur son ordinateur à découvrir des nouvelles choses, étudier le graphisme, communication numérique. Elle aime le voyage, la danse et la photographie de beaux paysages. Bénévole et engagée pour la cause des femmes, elle rêve de contribuer à l’émancipation des femmes nomades et au développement de son pays en faisant la promotion d’une stratégie de développement, de consolidation de la paix et de réconciliation.

Ville natale: Goundam, Tombouctou


Zeina has a Bachelor’s degree in Project and Programme Development Engineering from Delta C University in Bamako. As a project management consultant, she worked in 2019 as an independent consultant on the “Donko Ni Maaya” project of GIZ-Mali for the German Federal Foreign Office. The project aims at crisis prevention and strengthening social cohesion through the promotion of the cultural sector. Zeina is very active and involved in social actions and is an active member of several associations, in particular: the NGO Justice And Dignity for women of Sahel (JDWS); ACFA “A Child For All” and the Clean Mali Movement etc,

Zeina is an Alumni of YALI S16 “Young African leaders initiative” at the Regional Leadership Centre of Dakar, in the Civic Leadership track at Cesag (African Centre for Higher Studies in Management).

Young Talent WAYIL2020-Save The Children ” West African Youth Innovation Laboratory “. Zeina is currently working at Accountability Lab Mali as Project Manager of the YALI Film School Fellowship covering Mali and Niger.

When she is not at work, she spends time on her computer discovering new things, studying graphic design and digital communication. She loves travelling, dancing and photographing beautiful landscapes. A volunteer and committed to the cause of women, she dreams of contributing to the emancipation of nomadic women and the development of her country by promoting a strategy of development, peace building and reconciliation.

Hometown: Goundam, Timbuktu

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Diplôme de l’Ecole Supérieur de Métiers du Commerce et de la Gestion, titulaire du diplôme Déclarant Transitaire en Douane. Adama surnommé John brigitte par ses parents a effectué des stages pratiques dans les établissements d’enseignements, Association, Entreprise et ONG. Il a travaillé comme professeur en  transit-douane dans un établissement et a travaillé comme responsable logistique. Son amour pour la caméra,  photo, graphique le conduit  chez Association un livre pour Deux mains pour le programme Voice auquel il a participé à l’écriture d’un livre collectif ” KOUMA YE LAFIA YE ” 

Par la suite, il découvre sa passion pour le multimédia, c’est ainsi qu’en 2015 Adama entreprend un travail d’infographiste pour honorer sa passion car, il a un côté artistique qui lui permettra de booster sa carrière en multimédia. Depuis 2015  jusqu’à nos jours  il se performe à travers des formations et des recherches sur les multimédia audio-visuel pour être le meilleur et accomplir ces devoirs chez AccountabilityLab Mali. 

Après le travail, il est avec la famille, ses  amis et très souvent il écrit des scripts car, il compte réaliser un film sur la bonne gouvernance et la corruption

Ville Natale : Kimparana/SAN-SEGOU  

Graduate of the Ecole Supérieure de Métiers du Commerce et de la Gestion, holder of the Diplôme Déclarant Transitaire en Douane. Adama, nicknamed John brigitte by his parents, has done practical training in educational establishments, associations, companies and NGOs. He has worked as a teacher in transit-customs in an establishment and has worked as a logistics manager. His love for the camera, photography and graphics led him to Association a book for Deux mains for the Voice programme in which he participated in the writing of a collective book “KOUMA YE LAFIA YE”. 

He then discovered his passion for multimedia, and in 2015 Adama began working as a graphic designer to honour his passion, as he has an artistic side that will allow him to boost his career in multimedia. From 2015 to the present day, he has been performing through training and research on audio-visual multimedia in order to be the best and accomplish his duties at AccountabilityLab Mali. 

After work, he is with his family and friends and very often he writes scripts because he plans to make a film on good governance and corruption.

Hometown : Kimparana/SAN-SEGOU  

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Assistant CivActs

Adama est un produit de l’institut de formation professionnelle du San dans la région de Ségou au Mali avec Brevet de Technicien deuxième partie en comptabilité. Il s’est engagé dans l’enseignement de 2007 jusqu’à 2017. Il fut membre du Conseil National de la jeunesse du cercle et président des jeunes ruraux de San. Il a passé une période de quatre mois avec la Minusma comme assistant logistique pendant les élections présidentielles 2018 et les législatives de 2020 à Douentza. Ceux-ci l’ont permis de suivre beaucoup de formations sur la vie associative, dans le domaine des élections, etc. 

En septembre 2020, il rejoint Accountability Lab Mali pour les activités de CivActs en tant qu’Assistant de projet. Quand il n’est pas au travail, il est avec les siens en famille ou avec mes amis.

Adama est très curieux.


Adama is a product of the San vocational training institute in the Ségou region of Mali with a second part Technician’s Certificate in accounting. He has been involved in teaching from 2007 until 2017. He was a member of the National Youth Council of the cercle and president of the rural youth of San. He spent four months with Minusma as a logistics assistant during the 2018 presidential elections and the 2020 legislative elections in Douentza. These allowed him to follow many training courses on associative life, in the field of elections, etc. 

In September 2020, he joined Accountability Lab Mali for CivActs’ activities as Project Assistant. When he is not at work, he is with his family and friends.

Adama is very curious.

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Country Director

Eva specializes in creating content strategies for multiple distribution channels and focuses on audience development by leveraging opportunities from the social economy. She holds more than 20 years experience designing, executing, and measuring communication strategies for world-class companies, institutions, governments, and NGOs, both in Mexico and abroad. She has work with C-level executives and public officials and their teams. She has also been recognized as a business journalist and as one of the top regional consultants and advisors in her field. She is now committed to empower creators and makers from the creative industries and to launch Accountability Lab in Mexico as well as, a insurtech startup that seeks to bring affordable coverage to Millenials and Genz in an easy, transparent, and 100% digital way.

When I’m not at work: Cooking, taking care of my pets and house plants, at a concert hanging out with friends

Ask me about: Creative Industries

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Non-profit Management Fellow

I studied Political Science and Public Administration in Mexico City and, during that time, I was continuously researching and working on issues of environment, sustainability and NGOs, so I realized that one of the most important factors, which are needed in Mexico, regarding issues such as these, is that there is not enough accountability or transparency so that ordinary citizens can raise their concerns or their agendas and be heard by decision makers. And, since then, I decided that we had to work from the side of civil society to influence, with their agenda, public policies in Mexico. It is important to work in Mexico on these issues, since the majority of the political class or businessmen are increasingly seen worldwide and sincerely, they are not interested in being accountable because they feel above it. We have to work hard so that our agendas look beyond the traditional so that Mexico can change its ways of doing politics.

Hometown: Mexico City

When I’m not at work I’m: Watching a good movie (either on Netflix or at the cinema) , at my favorite yoga studio or reading a good book about politics or Henry VIII

Ask Me About: Political history, Medieval England, Sustainability, Environmental NGOs, human rights. Currently Im in the process of doing a Master’s in sociology with a research thesis on the type of speech in the US about Mexican immigrants.

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Program Manager

Ingrid Löwenberg (a.k.a. Ingrid Löw) is a singer-songwriter who believes that music is a powerful means to achieve connection, empathy, unity and transformation. She has worked on both musical and film projects involving the visibility and inclusion of the LGBT community, and the empowerment of women as well. Ingrid Löw is member of the production board of “El Palomar”, a choir made up of 40 women that has been inspiring and empowering women around the world through music during the pandemic. On the other hand, she has worked as account and operations manager in a Mexican healthcare startup, and today she is diving into the decentralized financial world in order to find divergent solutions and opportunities for the creative community (or any other minorities) through accountability, education, personal responsibility, purpose and inspiration.

Hometown: Mexico City

When I’m not at work I’m: Meditating, petting my cats, breathing nature when possible, reflexive conversations, playing/singing/writing/recording music, learning a new skill, studying the financial markets, crypto-gaming and spending time with my loved ones.

Ask Me About: Music and the Blockchain.

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Finance & Operations Manager

With over 10 years of independent social research, David is a passionate lifelong learner in social topics, particularly in the field of History, Archival Science as well as transparency and open information. A double degree in History and Systems Engineering, he is a firm believer in the social education and growth aspects of technology. It has the potential to be an extremely potent tool for change, particularly in the fields of transparency. In this sense his main interest in accountability is in the importance of the necessary role openness and transparency have in all aspects of civic life as a great tool to start mitigating the cancer corruption and inequality represent.

Hometown: Mexico City

When I’m not at work I’m: Watering my plants, walking my dogs, reading a short story, cooking, searching for new music.

Ask Me About: Cooking, independent and dub music, archival science, short story fiction, Calvin & Hobbes.

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Country Director

Narayan studied forestry, but rejected a post as a Forest Ranger when he realized the corrupt nature of the Nepalese bureaucracy. Instead, he joined a youth movement and environmental group to teach rural communities how to use renewable energy for sustainable livelihoods, and worked as the Executive Director of Youth Initiative in Nepal. After ten years in the development sector, Narayan concluded that the key to development is accountability, and he helped set up and lead the Global Youth Anti-Corruption Network (GYAC). His desire and commitment to encourage new ideas for building accountability led him to join the Accountability Lab, register it as a local Nepali organization, and work to expand it to other countries in the region. Narayan was recently honored as an Atlas Corps Think Tank (LINKS) Fellow in Washington DC. He is a graduate of Stanford Business School’s Executive Program for Nonprofit Leaders and the International Anti-Corruption Academy, and one of Asia Society’s Asia 21 Young Leaders.

Hometown: Chitwan, Nepal

When I’m not at work I’m: getting my hands dirty in the garden with my son and wife

Ask me about: building a house out of earthbags, and tracking rumors around the Nepal earthquake

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Associate Director – Finance and Administration 

Sunil received a Master’s degree in Business Studies from Tribhuvan University in Nepal, and then worked as a Finance and Administrative Officer at a private insurance company for six years–conducting analysis on risk and return for non-life insurance. He then went on to pursue his dream of setting up a community-based agro enterprise, and worked as Chief Administrator of the Asian College of Advance Studies. He served on Accountability Lab Nepal’s Board of Directors, helping lay the foundation for the Lab’s work in Nepal. When the devastating earthquakes hit Nepal in 2015, he immediately knew he wanted to get more involved in philanthropic endeavors. He joined the Lab full-time at that point to contribute his time and skills by managing the Lab’s finance and compliance systems in Nepal.

Hometown: Siphal, Kathmandu

When I’m not at work I’m: playing with my little daughter or hiking with friends

Ask me about: organic vegetable farming

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Communications and Product Manager

Bikin has always been passionate about creating change. While freelancing as a web developer during his undergraduate studies, Bikin saw corruption, a lack of accountability, and unreliability in many organizations. He received a bachelor’s degree in Computing at Islington College in Kathmandu, and started working with the Mobile Citizen Helpdesk shortly after the 2015 earthquake as just another job. He soon got more involved with Accountability Lab and learned about building integrity within organizations and the government. Bikin now uses his skillset to help Accountability Lab with graphic design, website maintenance, and data visualization – hoping to attract more people to the Lab’s work while simultaneously getting experience working in an accountable environment. He also serves as the global designer for the Integrity Idol website and design consultant for much of the Lab’s work. He now views himself as not just a technical person, but a social change-maker.

Hometown: Kathmandu, Nepal

When I’m not at work, I’m: reading novels or writing fiction

Ask me about: football and English literature

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Learning Manager

Growing up in Kathmandu with frequent visits to her parents’ home in rural Gulmi, a district in Western Nepal with scarce resources, Soni saw the sharp contrast in standard of living granted to citizens in urban versus rural settings. Motivated to allow equal access to basic services for all, she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work at the University of Mumbai and a Master’s Degree in Development Studies at the University of Sussex. Specializing in social science research and monitoring and evaluation, she has consulted for the Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe Nepal Earthquake Response Program, USAID Baliyo Ghar project, and worked with Social Science Baha, a renowned research institute in Nepal for more than two years on issues including labour migration, post-earthquake assessments, gender studies, and climate change. Recognizing that many of the developing world’s most pressing issues stem from a lack of accountability, she joins the Lab in Nepal keen on making a difference.

Hometown: Kathmandu.

When I am not at work, I am: Reading both fiction and non-fiction depending on the

Ask me about: Listening to and being friends with people of all age groups.

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Program Manager 

Ashmita has been involved with various youth organizations in Nepal, including Youth Initiative, YUWA, People’s Climate March and Children Home Protection. She started volunteering with Accountability Lab in 2014 while pursuing her Bachelor’s in Social Work. She gradually came to understand and be concerned about the need for accountability within Nepali society. She now works as a Resident, leading the Integrity Icon program as well assisting with the Mobile Citizen Helpdesk teams. She is simultaneously pursuing a Master’s degree in Gender Studies from Tribhuvan University to explore new ways to promote accountability in gender and social inclusion issues in Nepal.

Hometown: Kathmandu, Nepal

What I’m doing when I’m not at work: going to the movies, spending time with friends, and visiting new places

Ask me about: my love for dogs

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Associate Program Director

Suresh grew up living and observing the challenges faced by a rural community in one of the poorest countries in the world. During his undergraduate degree, he initiated a campaign to establish a library in an underprivileged local government school. He then pursued a Master’s degree in Conflict Peace and Development Studies from Tribhuvan University, aspiring to contribute to conflict resolution in Nepal. After working for several years, he learned about Accountability Lab, and was recruited as a volunteer during the initial phase of Lab’s work in Nepal. He also worked for one of the Lab’s accountapreneurs, GalliGalli, as a social media coordinator. By helping to organize panel discussions for the community, he was able to gain experience on the daily issues faced by the public. Suresh now works full-time for the Lab, leading the Accountability Incubator program. He is dedicated to building accountability in Nepal in order to improve the lives of struggling rural communities.

Hometown: Kailali, Nepal

When I’m not at work I’m: Reading Nepali literature, watching Hindi films or visiting relatives

Ask me about:  translating documents into Nepali

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Communications and Creative Officer

Aayush is passionate about helping his community. Since completing his Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Aayush has been committed to working on lack of accountability and reliability of governmental organizations. He has been involved in a number social acts, especially after the 2015 earthquake. Aayush has worked in numerous web development projects and has experience designing and developing web applications.

Hometown: Kathmandu, Nepal

When I’m not at work I’m: Playing or listening to music, watching movies or traveling.

Ask me about: music, football, art

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Senior Admin Associate

Suman completed high school in India and then returned to his hometown in Nepal. However, financial challenges compelled Suman to travel to the United Arab Emirates as a migrant labor at a tender age. Unfortunately, the company that he worked for in  the UAE did not provide the level of salary and benefits stated in his job contract. Frustrated, Suman soon returned to Nepal and joined a marketing company in Kathmandu. Suman is now an important member of Accountability Lab Nepal team, assisting with banking, driving, and more. Modest and hardworking, he does an excellent managing logistics and providing a supporting hand to the rest of the team.

Hometown: Nuwakot, Nepal

What I am not at work I’m: Spending time with friends and watching movies

Ask me about: Driving safely in Kathmandu traffic

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Office Support Assistant

Sabi is a humble and strong-hearted person brought up in hilly regions of Nepal. Born to a poor family, she was denied education and had to struggle to live a normal life. Luckily, she realized the significance of education and has been working hard day and night in order to provide a proper education for her daughter. She now has a secretarial role at Accountability Lab Nepal. She supports the office by maintaining the office cleanliness, looking after office equipment, and even preparing healthy lunches for the whole team each day.

Hometown: Dolakha, Nepal

What I am not at work I’m: spending as much time as I can with my daughter

Ask me about: cooking a variety of dishes and caring for others

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Provincial Coordinator – Lumbini Province

Raju has vast experiences and knowledge in public policy and governance. He completed his Masters degree from the North South University in Dhaka, Bangladesh and has worked in governance, youth leadership development, health and capacity building. He has been a student of governance and federal structure of Nepal ever since the federalization in Nepal. His interests in the sub-national government’s working and the especially the private sector’s involvement in government has led him to host and facilitate many trainings, workshops and dialogues in his province. He believes that with his academic knowledge in governance and public policy, and experiences in rural development, along with his personal motivation to convene public and private sectors for development, he can be an integral part for the lab to reach its goal of enabling sub-national environment for public private partnership in Nepal.

Hometown: Butwal, Nepal

When I’m not at work, I’m: Travelling in the wilderness

Ask me about: Public policy, governance and federalism

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Provincial Coordinator – Province 1

Being involved in various social initiatives and campaigns in eastern Nepal, Pratiksha has been interested in the development sector since her undergraduate studies and is pursuing her career in this sector as well. While working with many organizations that work for different social and development issues, she realized her interest in sub-national governance after the inception of federalism in Nepal. In the past, she had worked as an event organizer for community development center, and as a research associate for public policy think tank and has gained experience in conducting research, advocacy and conducting public-private dialogues. She joined the Accountability Lab team to become instrumental in promoting private sectors and integrate their voices into sub-national development to m