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 Director of Partnerships and Initiatives for the non-profit publisher Annual Reviews, including exploring the potential of new mechanisms of communication (in particular Open Access) to drive and sustain changes and development.
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.
Viviana works at the National Centre for Children's Literature (International Section) at the French National Library, and her area of expertise is local content and libraries for young people.
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. Her experience includes being a founder member, project developer and educator in 'Spazi in frutto' (Fruitful Spaces), Ponte nelle Alpi, Italy, for which she co-created the Mani in Terra (Hands in Earth) project focusing on sustainable gardening and alimentation in collaboration with primary and secondary schools. She has also been a researcher and project manager for the valorisation of local agrobiodiversity in the Mountain Community of Belluno, Italy.
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.