Stanley Achonu

Chief Operations Officer, BudgIT


Stanley Achonu is Operations Lead at BudgIT. He started his career with a leading telecommunication company before joining BudgIT. Stanley Achonu manages daily operation of BudgIT, worked on projects funded by OSIWA, UK-DFID and Omidyar Networks to improve citizen’s access to government and drive reforms. He is technical consultant on Access Nigeria/Sierra Leone Project, funded by US State Department, and implemented with other organisations from Nigeria, Sierra Leone, US and UK, to improve security and justice governance. He has trained journalists in Nigeria and Sierra Leone to improve their reporting of public finance data. He led BudgIT team to win gold at 2015 Global Innovation Competition in Jakarta for www.Tracka.ng. He has a B.Sc in Physics/Electronics from the University of Port Harcourt and M. Sc in Business Intelligence Systems and Data Mining from De-Montfort University.
 He is passionate about role of open data in governance and citizen’s engagement.

Upcoming SMW Events


Past SMW Events

Where Social Media Meets Power

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Hosted by BudgIT and SaharaReporters

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Let’s Talk Governance! Citizens Market Place

8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Hosted by EiE + Strengthening Advocacy and Civic Engagement

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Active Citizenship

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Hosted by EiE + Strengthening Advocacy and Civic Engagement

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