Mr. Abu Bakarr Kamara is the Coordinator for the Budget Advocacy Network (BAN) Sierra Leone and has been working around budget and it related issues for the past 8 years and he is responsible to ensure that both national and local government budgets are transparent, accountable and participatory in a bid to ensure that the budgets are pro-poor. Mr. Kamara has vast experience in using budget data for advocacy purpose to influence policy change in favour of the poor. Mr. Kamara is also a Steering Committee member of the Sierra Leone Open Government Partnership and he is the Cluster lead for the fiscal transparency cluster. He also led the development of the second National Action Plan for Sierra Leone.