Oluseun Onigbinde is the co-founder and Director of BudgIT. BudgIT is Nigeria’s leading fiscal transparency group that uses creative design and technology to improve access to public budgets and related fiscal data. Oluseun Onigbinde is a recipient of the Ashoka Fellowship, Future Africa Awards, Quartz Africa 30 Innovators Award, Aspen New Voices Fellowship, Archbishop Tutu Fellowship, Melvin Jones Fellowship and Stanford Draper Hill Summer Fellowship. As a Knight Innovation Fellow, he worked with the International Center for Journalists/Gates Foundation on rethinking health journalism in Nigeria. He also sits on ONE Africa Policy Advisory Board and was named as one of the 100 most influential Africans by The Africa Report Magazine. Oluseun Onigbinde has made presentation at Chatham House, Open Government Partnerships Meetings, Covenant Christian Center and so on. He is a member of the Open Government Partnership Global Steering Committee.
Oluseun Onigbinde, a pioneer Obama Foundation Scholar at Columbia University, is a graduate of Engineering at University of Agriculture, Abeokuta. He also had Executive Education at Stanford University Graduate School of Business on Social Entrepreneurship.
There has been a welcome debate in recent years about how to shift power, decisions, and resources on economic and social development into the hands of the people closest to the problems that need solving. This shift to localisation includes…