Kersti Ruth Wissenbach

Kersti is an independent senior communication and policy consultant in the field of inclusive governance. She has been working on the intersection of technologies, communication and political change since the early 2000s. Kersti has worked in countries such as Rwanda, Mozambique, Nigeria, and Cambodia, where she has been leading the strategic planning, policy advice, and implementation of diverse civic participation processes.

She is an expert in inclusive and co-creative program and strategy design, as well as participatory and activist research.

Kersti is also a researcher with the European Research Council–funded DATACTIVE project at the University of Amsterdam, where she is researching power dynamics within and of transnational civic tech activism. She is a visiting researcher at the Centre of Social Movement Studies, Scuola Normale Superiore and holds a lecture position in the Communication for Social Change Master Program at Malmö University.