I am a researcher and writer on applied digital technology for humanitarianism, development, governance and anti-corruption. Social media data, satellite imagery, geographical information systems, and applied artificial intelligence are among my interests.
I hold a Master's degree in Democracy Building from the Department of Comparative Politics, University of Bergen, Norway. My thesis focused on the potential of crowdsourced civil society election monitoring as a tool to combat election fraud.
In addition, I have a background from journalism, advertising, and higher design education – as a practitioner, educator, and in managerial roles. In recent years I have led digital humanitarian work during disasters and in democracy projects.
30 Apr 2020
Large disbursements of funds to tackle the current crisis are at risk of corruption. Through digital accountability networks, civil society can play a crucial role in ensuring funds for the pandemic reach their destination.
31 Mar 2020
Blockchain technology promised to be a game changer in anti-corruption efforts due to its immutability and transparency. Whether it fulfils its promise depends on levels of connectivity, digital literacy, and reliable institutions where it is deployed.
13 Jun 2019
How artificial intelligence may advance anti-corruption efforts through improved detection. Avoiding corruption-prone procedures with novel processes.
27 Mar 2017
Many information technology initiatives have emerged in recent years with the aim of improving natural resource management. These take a variety of technological forms designed either to directly curb...