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Cheri-Leigh Erasmus

Cheri-Leigh Erasmus is from South Africa. She serves as the Global Director of Learning at the Accountability Lab a nonprofit organization aimed at making governance work for people by supporting active citizens, responsible leaders, and accountable institutions.

She has spent more than a decade in the international higher education and international development arenas. Through her work in leadership development, she’s conceptualized and implemented leadership and skills development curricula for emerging leaders geared for careers in both the private and public sectors.

She oversees Accountability Lab’s learning and impact in her current position as part of a team working with young leaders to find innovative ways to hold governments accountable in 12 countries across Africa and South Asia.

Cheri-Leigh is committed to finding new ways of using citizen-generated data to strengthen civic participation, especially related to the increased inclusion of traditionally marginalized groups. She serves as Co-Chair of the Board of Berrett-Koehler Foundation, is an Advisory Board Member for Auburn University’s Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Organizations and Community Governance, and is a Board Member at Embracing Diversity.

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