Charlie Martial Ngounou


Founder/CEO, AfroLeadership

As the Cameroon representative and Public Finance expert for the International Association of French Speaking Mayors (AIMF), he leads fiscal transparency (budget, tax/revenues, public contracts, expenditures, accounting, etc.) projects for local and central governments in francophone Africa, to boost decentralization, local governance and local democracy.
He is a passionate open data activist, promoting governance, transparency, accountability, citizen participation, civic technologies and open government data through AfroLeadership, a civil society organization he founded in 2007 and that partners today with Transparency International Cameroon, International Budget Partnership (IBP), Open Knowledge International (OKI) and various organizations. He is the founder and lead of Code for Cameroon, the cameroonian chapter of Code for Africa, a powerful network of civic-tech and datajournalism champions in Africa. He manages the Cameroon Open Budget, a flagship program of AfroLeadership aiming at building awareness and literacy in public finance among citizens through tools like Open Spending, an open data platform for spendings and public contracts. He is one of the three members of the Independent Accountability Committee (IAC) of the Global CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE). A graduate of the Université Internationale of Dakar, Senegal.