July 6, 2022

Mr. Auwal Ibrahim Musa -Rafsanjani

A Human Rights, Anti-Corruption, Policy and Legislative Advocacy Activist interested in the positive transformation of Nigeria and Africa, he is the Executive Director of Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) as well as the Chairman, Zero Corruption Coalition (ZCC). Likewise, he is serving as the Nigeria National Contact of Transparency International and the past immediate coordinator representing Sub African region on Civil Society Coalition on the United Nations Convention Against Corruption.

Auwal is the trustee Board Chairman of Amnesty International Nigeria. He was also a founding Executive Committee Member of the Transition Monitoring Group (TMG), 1998-2000, and an Executive Committee Member of the Transition Monitoring Group (TMG)Publicity Secretary 2008-2012. 

He served as an immediate Acting General Secretary West African Civil Society Forum (WACSOF). Auwal Musa (Rafsanjani) has many years of experience in the areas of Extractive revenue transparency, Anti-corruption, Human Rights, Gender, Environment, and Budget activism as well as rich Legislative advocacy capacity. He is a board member of many reputable organizations.

He is a Political Scientist from Bayero University Kano-Nigeria, with many international courses.

Before he became the Executive Director of CISLAC, Mr. Auwal had worked with the Community Action for Popular Participation (CAPP) as a Programme Officer where he led projects on Community Development and Human Rights. 

He then moved to the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD), during this period he led projects on diverse areas on Legislative /Policy Advocacy, Local Democracy, Good Governance, Constitutionalism and Development.

Mr. Auwal on the International level has gained considerable experience on training programmes and has also written many articles as well as being a regular public commentator on Newspapers, Radio, TV e.g. Al-Jazeera, CNN,


BBC, NTA, AIT, TVC, Channel TV, VOA, Radio Germany, Radio France and Radio Iran, FRCN etc, both in Hausa and English languages.

He was a delegate at the National Conference in Nigeria 2014 representing Civil Society.