Abayomi Akinbo

Program Associate

A results-oriented project manager and spirited transparency advocate, Abayomi works with Reboot’s partners on the African continent to test and deploy civic technology. To this role he brings his passion for finding sustainable ways for new media and technology to bring citizen voices into government decisions.

Abayomi comes to Reboot with five years of experience advocating for and implementing open government and anti-corruption initiatives in Nigeria, with particular expertise in government fiscal policy. As Deputy Manager at BudgIT, he played a key role in the development of Nigeria’s Open Government Partnership principles and first national action plan. Working to increase fiscal transparency through greater citizen engagement, he coordinated a coalition of 150 civil society actors working on Open Government Partnership reform. He also led an effort to enlist religious leaders in the struggle against corruption, with a series of trainings on the budgeting process, budget tracking tools, and the Freedom of Information Act.

Abayomi holds a BSc in Statistics from the Federal University of Agriculture in Ogun State, Nigeria, and a certificate in Public Management from Howard University in Washington DC. In 2017, he was chosen as a Mandela Washington Fellow, a program established by President Obama to recognize rising African leaders. Prior to that, Abayomi was awarded the 2016 Walter Carrington Fellowship by the US Consulate in Lagos. When not at Reboot, you can find Abayomi unwinding at home with a movie like the dystopian political thriller V for Vendetta which he loves for its portrayal of how power manipulates truth.