Emmanuel Kuyole is a program officer, Natural Resources & Climate Change in the foundation’s office in Lagos, Nigeria. Emmanuel has worked on extractive governance and public policy for nearly 20 years, leading national and international development Institutions, projects and campaigns.
He has championed centering Africa’s extractive sector in development policy discourse, with the goal of promoting better governance of the continent’s mineral resource endowment.
Before joining Ford in 2021, Emmanuel was executive director of Centre for Extractive and Development, Africa responsible for strategy development, team leadership, fundraising, research and program management. He was also responsible for establishing the institutional and program presence of Natural Resource Governance Institute formerly Revenue Watch in sub-Saharan Africa as Africa regional coordinator and later deputy director, Africa (2008-2016).
He has experience working with government, industry, civil society leaders and community groups and believes in the importance of collaborative approaches. He has led the design and execution of several programs on transparency and accountability, capacity building, community participation and citizen oversight in the extractive sector. A passionate advocate for social justice, he has been involved and led several national and global campaigns on injustice, rights, corruption, and social exclusion.
Emmanuel holds an MSc in oil and gas management from Coventry University and an executive master’s in governance & leadership from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA).