Emmanuel previously worked as a program officer with the Structural Adjustment Participatory Review Initiative, a global tripartite initiative launched in 1997 involving the World Bank, governments and civil society to review structural adjustment lending impacts and policy advice in selected countries. The exercise was aimed at ascertaining how local, broad-based civil society participation can improve economic policymaking.
He was also head of programs (2005-2008) for the Integrated Social Development Center, a regional research and advocacy organization based in Ghana. Emmanuel is an active member of several campaigns including Ghana Publish What You Pay. He served on the Ghana EITI Multi-stakeholder Committee from 2004-2008. His advocacy focus is promoting accountability and equity in the use of public resources, including those of extractive sector. Emmanuel holds a master’s in governance and leadership and has over 10 years of experience working with civil society as a passionate advocate for equality and social justice.
Emmanuel joined NRGI in 2008 and is responsible for strategic leadership, management and coordination with respect to the Africa portfolio and the Ghana office.