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Samuel Osei Bekoe

Natural Resource Governance Institute
Regional Associate

Samuel is NRGI’s Anglophone Africa Regional Associate, serving as a joint member of the Governance and Africa teams. Based in Accra, he works to ensure that transparent information actually generates accountability and better governance across Anglophone Africa. He does this by coordinating NRGI’s EITI work in the region and by serving as a resource for report analysis and data utilization. He also leads the Ghana portion of NRGI’s new initiative, “Catalyzing Open Data for Extractives (CODEX)” project, which aims to increase open data usage to improve linkages between extractive revenues and human development outcomes. Before joining NRGI, Samuel worked as an Overseas Development Institute Fellow in Guyana, where as an environmental economist he supported the Project Management Office within the Office of the President, a unit responsible for overseeing and managing all projects under the Guyana Low Carbon Development Strategy. During his two years in Guyana, he worked on a wide range of environmental projects that gave him first-hand experience navigating politics and bureaucracies, engaging with host communities, and managing complex projects. Prior to his time in Guyana, he worked as an environmental analyst in a private company in the UK. Samuel holds an MPhil in development studies from the University of Cambridge, an MSc in environment and development from the London School of Economics, and a BA in economics from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Ghana.