And the winners are…

The #CIVICTECH4DEMOCRACY JURY

Nicole Anand

Nicole Anand

Nicole is the Director of Strategy and Learning at The Engine Room where she focuses on driving social impact through data and technology. She is a political economist specialised in public sector innovation, civic technology and open government. Nicole has extensive qualitative research experience in South Asia, Latin America and West Africa. She teaches a design-led research course at the Parsons school of design in New York.

Matt Bailey

Matt Bailey

Matt Bailey serves as a senior advisor for democratic innovation and technology at NDI, where he works on a broad array of issues ranging from disinformation and cybersecurity to civic technology and municipal innovation. Prior to joining NDI, Matt was a civil servant in the Office of the United States Chief Information Officer under two presidents. While at the White House, Matt was part of the teams that launched the first-ever U.S. government-wide open source and legislative data initiatives, led its participation in the Open Government Partnership, and led the chief information officer’s policy team. Previously, Matt served the city of Washington, D.C., as its first director of technology innovation, launching initiatives to increase civic engagement, adoption of modern software practices, and human-centered design.

Paul Maassen

Paul Maassen

Paul Maassen started working with the Open Government Partnership in June 2012. He is the Director for Civil Society Engagement, a program of work that has its origins in the team of independent civil society coordinators that merged with the Support Unit in 2014. The team aims to broaden and deepen civil society engagement in OGP. Paul has a long track record in the role technology and media can play in changing people's lives and the societies they live in. Prior to joining OGP Paul worked as Head of Finance and Partnerships for WWF International' Global Climate & Energy Initiative, working primarily with WWF offices in emerging economies to strengthen the design and sustainability of their programs.

Michael Meyer-Resende

Michael Meyer-Resende

Michael is a German lawyer with 20 years work experience in political transitions and democratisation. He works in the Middle East, Africa, Europe and Asia. His professional experience includes two years of legal practice in Berlin, four years with the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) of the OSCE (Warsaw); adviser on ODIHR Election Observation Missions; almost three years with the election team of the European Commission in Brussels; in 2006 he co-founded DRI and has served as Executive Director since then. With work experience in the BBC, he regularly publishes articles for The New York Times, The Guardian, Die Zeit and other papers as well as writing for research publications. Michael is based in Berlin.

Raphaël Pouyé

Raphaël Pouyé

Raphaël Pouyé is a democracy/elections practitioner and political advisor with over 10 years of field experience in post-conflict and other fragile environments. He has been cooperating with civil society organisations in democracy support, policy dialogue and domestic election observation as a member of UN, EU, and OSCE operations in more than 20 countries. He is currently working for the German foundation Democracy Reporting International (DRI) as Democracy and Innovation Expert with the ‘Supporting Democracy’ project under DG DEVCO (EuropeAid). He co-designed and has been managing the CivicTech4Democracy campaign since its inception in March this year.

Katelyn Rogers 

Katelyn Rogers 

Katelyn leads School of Data at Open Knowledge International. School of Data works to cultivate data literacy in civil society by providing training and support to CSOs and newsrooms. Our mission is to address these data skills gaps in order to amplify the messages of civil society through the use of data. She grew up in California and is currently based in London, after a four-year stint in the southwest of France. Prior to joining Open Knowledge International, she worked at Wateraid on WASHwatch, an online platform for monitoring governments on their delivery of water and sanitation commitments. She holds a BA in Philosophy and French from UCLA and an MSc in Public Policy and Management from KCL where she wrote her dissertation on open government data policies. 

Lejla Sadiku

Lejla Sadiku

Lejla Sadiku is a Governance & Innovations Specialist at UNDP Regional Bureau for Europe and Central Asia. She has worked on use and re-use of open data to increase transparency and improve public services, leading initiatives which aim to bring citizens, including youth, closer to their decision-makers through the use of technology, and engaging young people as agents of change through collaborative design methods. Prior to UNDP, Lejla has worked with Norwegian development assistance and political affairs, and the World Bank in the area of human development.

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