Damilola joined the International Budget Partnership as Digital Strategist in 2021. Previously, he was Head of Design, Media and Communications at BudgIT, a civic-tech organisation leading the advocacy for fiscal transparency and accountability in Africa. In addition to leading and building comms at BudgIT, Dammy has been a consultant, advising on digital strategies, for the British Council where he has led high-impact influencer campaigns working with celebrities to shape critical narratives and elevate public awareness around key social issues. Dammy is also Google digital skills trainer. Before embarking on his work to advance activism, he worked in the private sector as an Art Director with some of Nigeria’s leading advertising agencies where he created campaigns for brands such as MTN, Unilever, British American Tobacco, etc Dammy loves playing and watching football, driving and travelling.
Holding a Bachelor degree in Architecture and planning, Dede continued her study
in trans-disciplinary Environment management master course at University of
She has proven record on working in Sustainable Development areas for 10 years, in
a wide range of programmatic themes of Urban design, SDGs, Climate change,
renewable energy, Sustainable Tourism, waste management, and public finance. In
the last three years with WWF Indonesia She had been working to develop Green
Budget Tagging, a specific tool to measure green economy budgeting in Indonesia.
Karla joined the International Budget Partnership as Strategic Communications Advisor in 2021. She is an editor and communications strategist with a decade of interdisciplinary experience in the non-profit and corporate worlds – from newspapers to think tanks, NGOs, and branding agencies. Karla has lived and worked in Istanbul, Abu Dhabi, Cape Town, Ramallah, and Jerusalem. She is adept at shaping content for a diverse array of both activist and think tank audiences. With a passion for perfecting copy, sharpening ideas, and bolstering arguments, she specializes in generating, publishing, and marketing ideas and content. Karla received her Masters in international development from the Hebrew University and Bachelors in anthropology and gender studies from the University of Cape Town.
Claire O’Donnell joined IBP in February 2021 and is based in Washington D.C. She works as a research assistant for both the Open Budget Survey team and the Strengthening Budget Credibility project. Claire graduated with a bachelor’s in Spanish and International Relations concentrating in economic development from Tufts University.
Rajan Zaveri joined the International Budget Partnership in June 2020 and is based in any location he can get an internet connection.
For the last decade, Rajan has worked internationally as a multimedia journalist, producer, and manager to project urgent human rights issues and breakthroughs into public conversation. He has produced interactive web documentaries, infographics, social media campaigns, websites, exhibitions, and an interactive learning database on international criminal law. Rajan has the capacity to bring high-impact stories to life using photography, videography, 360-degree interactives, and web design–from project design to planning, production, post-production, and digital or installation-based release.
Prior to joining IBP Rajan was the Co-founder of HELM Studio (Hands-on Education, Law and Media), where he worked with his other co-founders to partner with human rights visionaries, amplifying their work by using co-constructed design processes that brings together the expertise of human rights defenders, with in-house competencies in research, design, media, technology, law and human rights.