Lolan Sagoe-Mosesis a Future Africa Forum contributor and expert. Lolan is a lawyer-in-training and open governance activist dedicated to improving transparency and the rule of law in his native Ghana and throughout the African continent. As the Research Lead for Odekro, a leading civic organization that promotes transparency and accountability in Ghanaian government he spearheaded efforts to improve freedom to information in Ghana by creating the first comprehensive assessment of the 6th Parliament of Ghana’s 4th Republic. In 2016, Lolan was lead applicant in the case Lolan Sagoe-Moses & Six Others v. Minister of Transport & Attorney-General which affirmed the Right to Information in Ghana and was recently included in Columbia’s Global Freedom of Expression project.

A scholar of political thought, he has applied his background in Pan-Africanist socioeconomic theory to policy research at Africa’s leading think tanks and institutions including the IMANI Centre for Policy and Education and the African Leadership Network. Lolan is a graduate from the University of Virginia and the University of Leeds School of Law. He is also a member of the Harambe Entrepreneur Alliance and the CitizenGhana Movement.

His personal mission is to bring effective governance closer to Africa’s people. He says “To me, that means advocating for Ghanaian and African governments that are accountable to the people they serve. I am a champion for community, integrity, and transparency”