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Emmanuel Saffa Abdulai

Society for Democratic Initiatives, Sierra Leone
Executive Director
Sierra Leone
Works for Society for Democratic Initiatives, Sierra Leone as executive director, after founding the organization in 2003. He is a human rights lawyer, who works on transparency and accountability. Drafted Sierra Leone's right to access information law and advocated for its passage for ten years. Recently completed a research on open data and Sierra Leone's preparedness for open data in local government and extractives as part of the Web Foundation ODDC research. Emmanuel has worked on aid data with Oxfam America advocating for more aid to local actors. He championed open contracting in world bank funded project in his country and government procurement openness. An Anti corruption activist using the law to entrenched transparency and accountability. He drafted Sierra Leone's civil society EITI draft bill.