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Our mission is to advance the skills, tools and techniques of rights advocates, empowering them to use information and communications to help marginalised communities understand and effect progressive social, environmental and political change.
Tactical Tech is a registered Dutch Stichting, an international non-profit organisation with a European office, in Berlin, Germany, and an Asian office in Bangalore, India.
We are supported by a wide range of sources. Our main funders are the Oak Foundation, Hivos, SIDA, the Open Society Institute, and the Sigrid Rausing Trust.
We also receive grants from Internews Europe, the Ford Foundation and AJWS.
Tactical Tech's Supervisory Board consists of 7 members :
Ravi is the founding director of Toxics Link, an Indian environmental NGO working on areas of chemical safety, toxics and waste.Over the past 14 years, Ravi and his group have played a key role, as civil society actors, to help formulate polices and regulations including those relating to bio medical waste, municipal solid waste and hazardous waste, besides implementing several best practice models on the ground. Ravi is part of several standards and regulatory committees in the Government, and participates in UNEP, IFCS, WHO forums and International conventions, at various committees and panels. He has been awarded the IFCS Special Recognition Award (2008) and the prestigious Ashoka fellowship, and writes regularly on environmental issues in the media and journals. He is also a well known and accomplished photo-artist, and has published two photo books.
Andrew has been the Deputy Director of Front Line, the International Foundation for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, since 2003. Previously, he spent 13 years at the International Secretariat of Amnesty International as Director of the Campaigning and Crisis Response Program and then Director of the Africa Program. He holds an MA (Hons) in Politics and Modern History from the University of Edinburgh and a Postgraduate Diploma in Voluntary Sector Management from the City University Business School (London). Andrew Anderson is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Sudan Social Development Organization UK (www.sudouk.org) and is a member of the Advisory Board of the Centre for Applied Human Rights at the University of York.
Katarzyna Szymielewicz is a human rights lawyer and activist. Co-founder and executive director of the Panoptykon Foundation – a Polish NGO defending human rights in the context of modern surveillance and a member of European Digital Rights. A graduate of the University of Warsaw (Law) and the School of Oriental and African Studies (Development Studies). A member of the International Commission of Jurists (Polish section) and Internet Society.
Rahul is a Research Specialist at the MIT Center for Civic Media. As a technology developer he has been creating data-related interactive pieces for over 10 years. As a facilitator Rahul helps community groups, governments departments, and non-profit organizations learn how to present their data more creatively and effectively. In his role at MIT he works to understand the media landscape and build new technologies that help organizations navigate its constant changes. For many years Rahul designed interactive museum exhibits. He holds a master's degree from the MIT Media Lab where he developed educational robotics technologies and activities for children.
Andre has been Director of the Mercator Centre Berlin since 2011. Since 2009 he was Director
Centre for International Affairs at Stiftung Mercator. He was previously Head of Strategic
Communications with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in Geneva. Wilkens also headed
the Soros Foundation's Open Society Institute (OSI) in Brussels and co-ordinated Soros' activitiesin Europe (2003-2009). He was co-initiator and founding member of the European Council for
Foreign Relations and is the Chairman of the OSI Roma Advisory Board. His positions prior to this
were at the Ogilvy & Mather communications agency in Brussels, the European Training
Foundation in Turin and at the European Commission and European Parliament in Brussels.
Tactical Tech's co-founders, STEPHANIE HANKEY and MAREK TUSZYNSKI, are also members of the board.
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