Nicholas Lekule joined Policy Forum in 2013 and works with the organisation as a manager responsible for Policy and Budget analysis. He has over ten years’ experience working with the Civil Society sector in Tanzania. At Policy Forum, Nicholas coordinates the work of the Budget Working Group (BWG) and that of the Tanzania Tax Justice Coalition (TTJC). The former brings together CSO whose work focuses on analysis of policies and budgets at the national level while the latter is a loose coalition of CSOs interested in seeing tax justice prevailing in the country.
Nicholas has vast experience in the area of public financial management/good governance. He has for a number of years now been involved in analysis of public policies including budgets, bills related to public financing and engagement with policy makers with the aim of improving policy processes to ensure that the existing policies as well as those that are being made work for the betterment of the lives of the people. Over the years of working with policy makers, he has seen improvements in policy processes and appreciation of the CSOs work by policy makers. Nicholas holds a Master’s degree in Development Policy and Practice for Civil Society offered by Bradford University. He is also an alumnus of the Public Service Accountability Monitor (Fundamentals of Social Accountability Monitoring Course) of Rhodes University, South Africa.