Kamran is an information strategist, academic publishing executive, educator and researcher. His career has been devoted to the principle that access to scientific information empowers local communities, advances global health, and lays the necessary foundation for advancing socioeconomic equality.
Kamran brings to NIDA his experience in designing, managing and implementing programmes with international development agencies and organisations combined with his primary role as Head of Open Science, CERN, Geneva, exploring the potential of new mechanisms of communication (in particular Open Access) to drive and sustain changes and development.
Rob has over 40 years’ experience as an information professional. In his early career, he managed library and information operations in Indonesia, Singapore, Egypt and London for The British Council. He has advised government and leading international development agencies and foundations on the role and potential of libraries and information provision of all kinds and has initiated and led numerous European projects in the digital era. He now advises on strategies for data, digital culture, libraries and 'literacies'.
Some of his recent roles have included: Manager of the ViMM (Virtual Multimodal Museum) Coordination and Support Action (Horizon 2020); Chair of the European Task Force on Public Library Makerspaces; Member of the Advocacy and Research groups of Public Libraries2020; Evaluation and sustainability consultant to Future Library on the INELI-Balkans regional library leadership project; Libraries expert on the USAID-funded Sindh Reading Project Pakistan; Adviser to the ITN-DCH project to create a European cadre of cultural heritage PhD fellows under the EU Marie Curie programme.
Bac has over 25 years experience working in and with public library systems in Asia. She was formerly the director of the General Sciences Library, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and has held many positions as project manager and coordinator for regional and country programmes.
A long-term advocate of the role of information in community development, Kingo also provides expertise in information and library training, as well as in impact assessment.
Gloria has over 25 years experience working in and with public library systems in Latin America. She was formerly the director of the Department of Culture and Libraries of Comfenalco Antioquia, in Medellín, Colombia.
Valentina has a Masters in Environmental Science Technology and a Doctorate in Agricultural Science and Biotechnology. She is passionate about public understanding and involvement in science, especially when applied towards sustainable development. Formerly, NIDA's Programme & Research Manager, Connect with Science, Valentina has recently taken up a Research Fellowship with ICARDA (the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas).
Over the past 17 years Carol has worked on numerous European projects in the cultural heritage, public data and education sectors with an emphasis on website design, graphic design, content management and templates for EC network projects.
Sue is an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and holds an MBA. She previously worked for a charity in the information field.
Aptivate are our IT advisers, especially on bandwidth optimization and management (BMO), and provide our website hosting and maintenance.