Davidson Nwaonu

Davidson Nwaonu

Manager, Youth Ethics and Anticorruption Program

Davidson Nwaonu is the Program Manager of the Youth Ethics and Anticorruption Program (YEAP), at CSAAE. In this role, he drives innovation to raise the consciousness of young people to the importance of good governance, transparency, ethics, accountability, rule of law and respect for human rights. He achieves this by initiating, designing and implementing social interventions in the four thematic areas of YEAP: Human rights, Rule of Law, Good Governance and Anticorruption.Davidson is a graduate of Agricultural Economics from the University of Benin. He joined the Centre’s Emerging Leaders Project (ELP) in 2013.

Upon completion of the ELP mentoring program, Davidson was promoted to the Network of Effective African Leaders (NEAL), a community of young people within CSAAE committed to the common good of Africa and saddled with the goal of taking over the leadership of Africa for good.In 2018, he worked as a Postgraduate Fellow at CSAAE where he interned with the Youth Ethics and Anti-Corruption Program (YEAP), the same department that he currently heads. Mr. Nwaonu is an alumnus of the MIT Impact Labs, a recipient of the Commonwealth Open-Source Leadership Badge, and a UNESCO Youth Advocate for Global Citizenship Education.

He is a political enthusiast and has bagged numerous awards for serving in various capacities.Davidson is passionate about ethical and inspirational leadership and is committed to using his skills and experiences to promote ethics and anti-corruption.At the Centre, Davidson has led the United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF) Project on Strengthening Good Governance and Democratic Processes at The Local Levels in Nigeria.

He has also worked as State Officer on the PIND Poultry Intervention Project. He is currently the project lead for the “Soro Soke or Park Well” Project, a VOICE-OXFAM project funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands.Davidson is a seasoned orator and prolific writer. He is a Catholic Christian and a firm optimist of the Pan-African drive for development and a proponent of the Igbo ideology of “onye a ghala nwanne ya” (leave no one behind).