Role in the project: Mara Mendes leads the work on DIGIWHIST for the Open Knowledge Foundation Deutschland.
Biography: Prior to this she worked with Transparency International (TI) Secretariat rolling out TI's campaigns and advising TI's chapters on their campaigning and advocacy strategies. In addition Mara has gained professional experience while working for smaller NGOs, universities and the European Commission. Mara holds an MSc in Media Communication and Development from the London School of Economics and a B.A. in Political Science and Sociology from the University of Siegen, Germany. She has focussed her academic research on participatory approaches and the use of ICT for sustainable development.