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Who I Am

Busayo Oluwadamilare Morakinyo is the founder of Creative Ideation Hub, a co-creation community that supports and develops young Africans' innovative civic tech and gov. tech ideas that benefit their home communities. Additionally, he is a UK Global Talent Endorsee, showcasing his recognized expertise and exceptional abilities in digital technology

I am a social development, governance, public policy, and social accountability professional with almost a decade of experience working with various communities across Africa to scale community engagements and governance. As a disruptive innovator with a pan-African focus, I have consistently managed successful relationships with various stakeholders and partners across government, policymakers, community-based organisations, civil society, and donors across the social development ecosystem in Africa.

I engineered the growth and scale of the fastest-growing social accountability movement in Africa - FollowTheMoney. I created and managed the expansion of the movement to the 36 States of Nigeria and 10 African countries (Liberia, Kenya, South Sudan, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, Malawi, The Gambia, Cape Verde and Ghana). Growing a network of over 10,000 young people demanding improved public services from their elected representatives across Africa leveraging technology.

I am a disruptive and innovative thinker, whose cutting-edge ideas on civic and gov tech are changing how social innovators view sustainability within the ecosystem. I seat on the Board of BoysQuarters Africa, Open Sunshine and Urban Alert and FuturePathways Development Initiative all social development startups focused on gender, social accountability, advocacy and campaigns, and also support various other organizations by providing mentorship as they grow through their formative years and scale. I am a two-time TEDx Speaker, who has mastered the act and art of storytelling as a tool for citizens' mobilisation and participation with practical experiences that border around advocacy, campaigns, grassroots mobilisation, citizen engagement, capacity building, and research. I have a bachelors degree in History and International Studies, and a Masters degree in Humanitarian and Refugee Studies.

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