Gabriel SITEZEU TOWEN is a web developer, Civic Tech developer and Open Data expert with about 5 years of experience in the IT sector and local development. He is part of AfroLeadership’s technical team where he implements and develops technological solutions to improve Citizen Participation and Youth Engagement in public policy. One of his main achievements is the open participatory budget platform built in the framework of the Cameroon Open Participatory Budget (COPB) project with the aim of improving Open Data and Access to Public Information by citizens. He is also the Youth Program Manager at AfroLeadership. Passionate about civic technology, he has a strong interest in using data and technology for the public good. His academic background includes a strong background in spatial information systems management (mapping and GIS) with a master’s degree in geology applied to mining and land.