Stanley Achonu

Nigeria Director

Stanley Achonu is ONE’s Nigeria director. He has 10 years’ experience in the management of development programs and policy-reform in the civil society and government.

Stanley served as the Civil Society Adviser at the Nigeria Open Government Partnership (OGP) Secretariat, where he coordinated Nigeria’s membership of the OGP and the implementation of Nigeria reform commitments. Stanley also served as a Senior Expert to the World Bank on Civil Society and Open Government and advised the Bank  on the fiscal transparency component of the Federal Government of Nigeria/World Bank States Fiscal Transparency Accountability and Sustainability Program. 

From 2014 to 2017, Stanley served as the Operations Lead at BudgIT Foundation, overseeing the design and implementation of several donor-funded projects and campaigns covering Transparency and Accountability, Justice and Security, an Open Budget campaign for Nigeria’s National Assembly, Extractives Transparency, and  Media and Data journalism fellowships in Nigeria and Sierra Leone. 

He is a 2018 alumni of US Department of State’s International Visitors Leadership Program, a professional exchange program where he focused on “Transparency and Ethics in Government” 

Stanley holds a Masters in Business Intelligence Systems and Data Mining from De Montfort University in Leicester, UK.

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