WikiRate is supported by experts who volunteer to serve on its multi-stakeholder Advisory Council. The Council is made up of representatives from civil society, academia and open data development, among other sectors.
The role of the Advisory Council Members is to provide expert advice in support of WikiRate’s strategic development and mission fulfillment in areas including:
- Program development
- Data management, platform growth and stakeholder trust and engagement
- Open source technology, ethics and neutrality
- Business model
Hapee is an international development expert and worked 15 years at Hivos as part of the ICT&Media team. He always worked with OpenSource Software in the field of ICT for development, ranging from projects around open data, accountability&transparency, citizen engagement, websecurity and osint. He currently works as Rapid Response Manager for Greenhost where he facilitates the digital emergency response community to resolve threats. Through his work he has thorough understanding of which OpenSource tools are out there and which problem requires which solution and he is also able to implement such a project securely. His experience connects him to a world-wide network of developers and security trainers.
Anuradha Nagaraj is a Chennai-based journalist with the Thomson Reuters Foundation and reports on labour rights, climate change and just transition. She has spent over two decades reporting on a range of issues across India. Anuradha started her career at The Indian Express newspaper as a reporter and rose to be the city editor of its Delhi edition. She also covered the Indian sub-continent for German news agency Deutsche Presse Agentur and is the winner of the 2018 Ulrich Wickert International Award for reporting on child rights. A certified media trainer, she does training workshops for journalists and civil society groups.
Farzana is an independent consultant and international development expert with over 15 years of experience across a range of areas that include labour rights in supply chains, gender equity, future of work and corruption and good governance. Farzana has extensive on-the ground work experience in South and South-East Asia, where she has worked closely with grassroots labour rights organizations aiming to strengthen workers’ voice and working conditions in the apparel supply chain. Since 2019, she has been leading a multi-country learning initiative in Asia looking at how publicly available data is being used by trade unions to strengthen negotiations and advocacy. Farzana has also written about women and the Future of Work and is currently a member of the Working Group on Feminist Principles for Digital Justice, a cross-regional network of feminists in Asia and Latin America.
Dr. Ingo Rollwagen is an expert in innovation management, foresight and digital, sustainable, design-based transformation. For the last twenty years he has been supporting and advising corporations in different industries, industry associations, research organizations, governments, the OECD, the European Commission and non-governmental organizations effecting change via anticipating dynamics and designing metrics for a more future-oriented and sustainable management of technologies and dynamics of the knowledge economy. Since 2015, he is a professor for management at Hochschule Fresenius, Department of Design (Akademie Mode und Design) and teaches on strategic, innovation and international, CSR and supply chain management.
Liz is an independent researcher and consultant with 20 years of experience in the field of business and human rights. Based in Switzerland, she divides her time between teaching (University of Fribourg, Oxford University) and undertaking consulting and research projects primarily for international organizations and academic and not-for-profit entities. She has worked for many years in socially responsible investment (SRI), most recently advising global union federations on engaging institutional investors on workers’ fundamental rights. Liz is a senior fellow at the Croatan Institute, an independent research institute that works at the intersection of sustainability, finance and economic development. She is also a co-founder of Sustainable Finance Geneva.
Margaret is an international lawyer and policy adviser with more than 25 years’ experience in human rights, responsible business conduct, and the environment. She currently holds several positions: Managing Director of Themis Research, Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Human Rights and Business, Senior Adviser to the Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business, and Senior Adviser to the Centre for Responsible Business (Colombia). In addition, she serves on a number of advisory groups. Margaret previously was a senior adviser at UNICEF, human rights adviser and counsel at the International Finance Corporation (IFC) (World Bank Group), practiced corporate and environmental law and was legal adviser at the Danish Institute for Human Rights.
Derek is a veteran ESG, sustainability and communications professional with more than 25 years of experience. He is recognized as a thought leader who has worked in the public policy, non-profit, for profit and consulting sectors, where he has developed a deep experience in the areas of strategic analysis, corporate responsibility and community engagement platforms, non-profit partnerships, charitable giving, stakeholder engagement, branding, and resource efficiency. Derek has helped to start and lead CSR and Sustainability programs at several corporations including Invista, TGI Fridays and FedEx and has provided consulting support to numerous other brands across a wide range of sectors and industries.