Jean Pierre Okenda is a lawyer and Senior Analyst in the field of extractive industries governance. Since
2021, he has worked for Resource Matters as Country Director and Director of Extractive Industries
where he coordinates research, analysis and advocacy activities to promote good governance in the
extractive sector in the DRC.
Jean Pierre also worked for The Natural Resource Governance Institute as Country Director for the DRC
where he coordinated a range of projects, including support for legal reforms. Prior to joining NRGI, he
worked for The Carter Center and CORDAID promoting good governance in the extractive sector. In this
capacity, he has over 18 years’ experience, including 14 years of continuous experience with
international NGOs, with several publications to his credit.