Ben Okonkwo

Monitoring Evaluation Research Learning and Adapting (MERLA) Manager - Tony Elumelu Foundation

Ben Okonkwo is Monitoring Evaluation Research Learning and Adapting (MERLA) Manager at Tony Elumelu Foundation. Ben possesses more than 11 years of extensive expertise in delivering monitoring and evaluation support for a multitude of development initiatives across the African continent. His professional background encompasses diverse sectors including Peacebuilding, Healthcare, Youth and Entrepreneurship, Education, and Livelihood Support programs. Ben has had the privilege of assuming leadership roles and offering his support to projects funded by prominent entities such as the United States Government (USG), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Google, the African Development Bank (AFDB), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), the German Corporation, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the European Union, the Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung (BMZ), and projects supported by the Global Fund.