He is a Political Scientist from Bayero University Kano-Nigeria, with many international courses. He is a Human Rights, Anti-Corruption, Policy and Legislative Advocacy Activist interested in positive transformation of Nigeria and Africa.
Auwal Musa Rafsanjani currently the Executive Director of Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) www.cislacnigeria.net, and Head of Transparency International (Nigeria) as well as the Chairman, Zero Corruption Coalition (ZCC). Likewise, he is the past immediate coordinator representing Sub African region on Civil Society Coalition on the United Nations Convention Against Corruption www.uncaccoalition.org/en/about-us/coordination-committee. He is a co-conver of Say No Campaign. Auwal was a founding Executive Committee Member of the Transition Monitoring Group (TMG), 1998-2000. Also an Executive Committee Member of the Transition Monitoring Group (TMG)Publicity Secretary 2008-2012.
He was the Acting General Secretary of the West African Civil Society forum (WACSOF) 2014 to 2017. Auwal Ibrahim Musa (Rafsanjani) has many years of experience in the areas of Extractive revenue transparency, Anti-corruption, Human Rights, as well as rich Legislative advocacy capacity. He is a board member of many reputable organizations, including Amnesty International (Nigeria) as it Chairman board of trustees.
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 of 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 Groups .