Hamzat Lawal

Chief Executive, Connected Development (CODE)


Hamzat Lawal is an activist who has successfully led grassroots campaigns in over 40 African countries with over seven years experience in the non-profit sector and specializes in practical issues associated with Climate Change, Open Data and development policies as it affects rural communities. Leading the development and implementation of CODE’s strategy with responsibilities of creating, communicating, and implementing the organization’s vision, mission and overall directions. Hamzy is also the Co-Founder of Follow The Money, a grassroots data driven movement and leads a team of technology & innovation driven campaigners to amplify voices of marginalized communities promoting accountability as it affects utilization of public funds focusing on specific communities in northern Nigeria. He seats on the Executive Board of The largest Youth movement in Africa: The African Youth Initiative on Climate Change (AYICC) leading communications with over 40,000 young people to share best practices and campaigns using technology tools in shaping and actualizing the Sustainable Development.

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