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Michael Agada
Senior Programme Officer, Elections
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Michael Agada is a development practitioner with over 7 years in the financial and non-profit sectors. He has experience in management consultation, client relationship, strategic implementation, and company collaboration.

At Yiaga Africa, Michael strives to ensure the viability of active citizens’ involvement in their societal and governmental affairs. He has contributed to the surge in citizens' demand for accountability from public officials, especially at the local levels. He has also contributed to engagements on electoral reforms that seek to reverse the trend of electoral manipulation and violence by enthroning a process that guarantees free, fair and credible elections in Nigeria.

Born in Jos, Plateau State, and raised in Makurdi, Benue State, Michael has a Bachelor's degree in Political Science from the Nasarawa State University, Keffi and a Master’s degree in Conflict, Security and Development from the Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna State. 
He writes and speaks regularly on issues around accountability, conflict management, purposeful leadership, electoral reforms, and active citizen’s participation. 


Yiaga Africa is a non-profit civic hub of change makers committed to the promotion of democratic governance, human rights and civic engagement. With its operational base in Abuja, Nigeria, Yiaga Africa focuses on in-depth research, providing critical analysis on key democratic and governance issues, crafting practical solutions, training and empowering citizens to lead change in their community. Yiaga Africa implements several innovative programs aimed at stimulating active citizenship, protecting human rights and deepening democratic governance. We invest in building networks and social movements to drive social change and transformation. Yiaga Africa has leadership structures and members in all 36 states and 774 Local Government Areas (LGA) of Nigeria.