Niger is one of the biggest victims of the resource curse.
This West-African nation, supplies the French with Uranium, the Chinese with Petrol and the Canadians with Gold, yet it ranks second bottom of the UN's Human Development Index.
Ali Idrissa a member of the Publish What You Pay coalition, has dedicated his life to campaigning for a fairer distribution of these natural resources.
Every day is a battle, fighting corrupt politicians and multi-national companies to try and wrestle back his countries own wealth for the good of it's people.
FINALIST OF THE EITI COMPETITION - MAY 2013