Kenny Oleru joined the International Budget Partnership as a SPARK Program Officer in March 2019. He is based in Nigeria. Prior to joining IBP, Kenny worked for Christian Aid Nigeria and ActionAid Nigeria as a Governance Program Officer and Campaigns Coordinator. Kenny also has experience of working with civil society groups and mobilizing grassroots communities to influence change processes and vast knowledge of partnership management, social accountability, campaigns, and advocacy planning.

Kenny has a keen interest in humanitarian, health, gender, governance, and social change communication and advocacy. He is passionate about rural development and using a rights-based approach to facilitate increased citizen voices in decision-making. He holds a Master’s degree in Development Studies from Federal University Dutse, Nigeria and a B.Tech degree in Biotechnology from Federal University of Technology Owerri. He is constantly looking for new and improved ways to influence service delivery for the benefit of majority poor masses and to drive sustainable development through progressive social change.