As NRGI’s lead in sub-Saharan Africa, Nafi steers cohesive practice guided by strategic thinking and inclusive and results-oriented program development. Across eight focus countries she builds and coordinates relationships between governments, civil society actors and communities, focused on changing narratives about the future of the oil, gas, and mining sectors. She also co-leads NRGI’s program on just energy transition.
Prior to NRGI, Nafi worked with Oxfam GB and the African Women’s Development Fund, a pan-African grant-making foundation supporting women’s rights organizations. She is a steering committee member of the Ghana Open Extractive Program and the Ghana chapter of the Open Government Partnership, an advisory team member of PPA Watch and a board member of the Institute of Energy Securities in Ghana. She has worked for more than 25 years in the civil society sector, dedicated to social justice, movement building, advocacy, multi-sector engagement, research and analysis.
Nafi holds a master’s degree in social development and sustainable livelihoods from the University of Reading (U.K.), a B.A. and diploma in education from the University of Cape Coast in Ghana, and an executive certificate in oil, gas and mining governance from the Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford. She was also a 2014 Aspen New Voices Fellow.