Agnes Ebo’o is the founder of the Citizens Governance Initiatives in Cameroon, a nonprofit association that promotes accountability and citizens' participation in governance by using international law (including the African system), constitutionalism and constitutional rights as well as national laws as the foundation of its work.
A pioneer in the promotion of freedom of information and open government in Cameroon, Agnes has been involved in the creation of several regional initiatives that promote open government and the rule of law in Africa. These include the Academy for Constitutional Law and Justice in Africa, a yearly summer program for the training of future constitutional law experts in Africa; the Africa Freedom of Information Centre, a Pan-African NGO and resource centre that promotes the right of access to information across Africa through comparative research, regional advocacy, information-sharing and capacity building.
Agnes is the Co-founder of the Gulf of Guinea Citizens Network, a network of advocates for participatory, transparent and accountable management of the natural resources in the Gulf of Guinea region of Africa.
Agnes is tech-curious and believes that the future of citizens’ participation lies in the ability of CSOs to work with techies to optimize content to share in channels that embrace technology.
A lawyer by training, Agnes holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Poitiers, France, and an LLM from the University of Wales Cardiff, UK. She is fluent in English and French and an aspiring Portuguese and Spanish speaker (still learning).
Jean Brice Tetka joined Transparency International in February 2014 as Data and Technology Coordinator for the People Engagement Programme working on technological solutions to anti-corruption, data analysis and visualisation. He has a Bachelors degree in Management ICT Studies from the African Institute of Programming. His previous experience includes three years as a project manager with an anti-corruption organisation, two years as IT manager for a private company and volunteering for several NGOs.
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