Dauda Garuba is a change advocate and development practitioner with extensive experience in academic and policy research, capacity building, advocacy and grant-making. His project management experience transverses questions of democratic and economic governance, security and development, including effective management of natural resources for the public good. For close to two decades, Dauda has been involved with several efforts aimed at translating concepts and policies to relevant solutions. Among these are direct involvement in development issues geared towards promoting effective political and economic governance, strengthening transparency and accountability in natural resource management, mitigating conflicts, enhancing human rights and strengthening electoral integrity, constitutionalism, citizenship and service delivery in Nigeria, West African sub-region and beyond. He is resourceful, versatile and well-travelled across Africa, Europe, North and Latin America, and especially Nigeria where he is currently based. Dauda’s vast experience has imbued him with wide-ranging skills for managing and mentoring people, leading development and implementation of strategy and change process, and interfacing him with high-level officials and leaders within and outside of governments, bilateral and multilateral organisations and civil society groups and media practitioners. Dauda is widely published in both local and international research outlets, including reputable online blog sites such as World Bank GOXI, Natural Resource Governance Institute and Premium Times.