Community of Experts

Our vibrant community of experts is partly based in Vienna, and partly distributed across the globe. 

We are still a small community, who bring together years of professional expertise and experiences, from monitoring to end of project evaluations, project management, facilitation of reflection and learning, managing multi-stakeholder platforms, capacity building based on learner-centered approaches and frameworks, research and analysis, public policy among others. 

We bring the element of co-creation of solutions together with our partners, by starting from a clear mapping of the context, needs and desired outcomes. Each solution that we offer is tailored to the specific level of organizational or project development (done through a comprehensive organizational development assessment, rubrics, and indicators to determine the status quo of each component), we look into the resources available and the overall context the projects or organizations ‘navigate’ in. 

We identify areas that could be improved, with focus on efficiency in the use of resources and increased competitiveness. We depart from strategic goals and the longer term vision (Theory of Change), use the data for forecasting, set the right targets using the right baseline data, along with constructing and deconstructing the problems. Sustainability is key for us, that is why our generated solutions are tested/piloted with partner organizations, be it as part of capacity building, retreats or demo workshops for managers/senior and junior staff, as well as for key organizational stakeholders.  

We worked in countries such as Moldova, Romania, Ukraine, Nepal, Mexico, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Mongolia, Liberia, Colombia, Austria, USA, Turkey, Sweden, Kuwait, others. 

We provided consultancy for international development partners, CSOs, Governments including World Bank Moldova/Washington offices, Council of Europe, UNDP Ukraine/Istanbul Hub, UN Women, Open Contracting Partnership (OCP), Transparency International, Natural Resource Governance Institute, ECNL, others. 

Meet the members of our experts' community .... 

Nadejda Komendantova author for more than 60 publications, among them contributions to the Global Corruption Report (Transparency International), the Global Assessment Report (GAR) report, input papers for the United Nation Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)
Veronica CretuEnvoy to the Open Government Partnership (OGP), member of Ad-Hoc Committee on AI with CoE;  Global Woman Aspirational Award Winner 2019, former MAG member of the Internet Governance Forum under the UN Secretary General, former member of ICANN NomCom and ALAC
Nicu Cretucertified management consultant, specialized in organizational development, civil society development, advocacy
Cornelia AmihalachioaeWorld Bank-financed Consultant for Moldova e-Governance Agency, Head of M&E and Communication Division of e-Governance Agency, and Agency’s focal point for Social Innovation and Open Governance
Vain Jarbandhanserves on the Executive Committee of the Association and Schools of Southern African Departments of Public Administration and Management (ASSADPAM)
Nadiia Babynska  coordinator of open data (OpenUp Ukraine), access to public information initiatives in Ukraine, she is one of the initiators of Open Parliament initiative in Ukraine and co-author of the first Action Plan, Open Data Road Maps in Ukraine
Fahad Almekrad author of the New Theory - "Twenty –Three Ways To develop Modern Management by Model C", which is a model that can be taken as a paradigm for more development and creating new vistas for researchers and specialists
Love EkenbergUNESCO Chair and expert in decision and risk analyses
Cengiz GünayDeputy Director and Senior Researcher at the Austrian Institute for International Affairs –oiip - and Lecturer at the University of Vienna, he is also the former visiting fellow at the Foreign Policy Institute at the Paul H. Nietze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University in Washington DC
Sergio Guzmánbrings the experience of working for the US Congress and regional think tanks, such as the Inter-American Dialogue and the Institute for Policy Studies, both located in Washington DC
Marijana Ilic our junior member of the community, her diploma thesis included a field study on the multilingual practice in the bilingual Swiss city of Fribourg/Freiburg that essentially concentrated on the linguistic and cultural self-perception of the minority language speakers and its influence on the city’s linguistic practice
Anthony Davies currently an environmental management and sundry service consultant based in Freetown Sierra Leone
Cristina Badescubrings almost 20 years in financial services area (life insurance and private pensions system), in Bucharest, Romania, having a solid expertise in legal and compliance, data protection and anti money laundering
Lubomir Tomikbrings more than 15 years of experience with Energy Security, Safety and Efficiency projects in the EU, Slovakia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Ukraine, Switzerland, USA, but most of them have been carried in Slovakia
Denis Cenusais a political scientist who currently works as Researcher at the Institut für Politikwissenschaft, Justus-Liebig-Universität (Germany)
Adrian Ermurachicurrently holding the position of Deputy Secretary General of the Government of the Republic of Moldova and is the national political lead for Open Government Partnership (OGP)
Adriana Mihaicurrently a researcher at the Centre of Excellency for the Study of Cultural Identity, University of Bucharest, where she has worked and published on various aspects of digital media, ranging from the cultural and political economy of digital media production, to digital cultural memory and participatory culture.
David Timisis a communications consultant and keynote speaker focused on the impact AI will have on the future of skills. He has been recognised as an Influential Leader by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, and included on the Forbes 30 Under 30 List in Romania for his continuous work to promote education and digital skills
Bart Scheffersbrings a rich experience in working with civil society, international organizations and the private sector on public sector integrity and anti-corruption. He is an independent researcher for the Dutch OGP/National Action Plan on Open Government
Olesya Arhypskais a regional expert on good governance, e-governance, e-democracy, she coordinated the preparation activity for the mechanism of verifying information about beneficial owners Concept and Action Plan of Ukraine, the Informational Society Development Concept in Ukraine and E-Governance Development Concept of Ukraine. 
Lucian Mutoi is currently a postgraduate student in Behavioural Science for Management at University of Stirling Scotland,  he brings evidence-based practices to design more efficient interventions.
Stefan Josanspecialised in international relations and European affairs, with a special focus on the Central and Eastern European countries.
Ayisha Piottiis the Co Founder & Managing Partner of the Swiss based consulting firm RegHorizon, which fosters the development of innovative solutions in regulatory policy that address societal and business concerns.
Prof. Ahmed Al-Salaymehis a Professor at the Mechanical Engineering Department, by University of Jordan.
Tobias Fasth has a PhD in Computer and Systems Sciences from Stockholm University