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Nada Zohdy

Director of the Open Gov Hub

Nada Zohdy joined the OpenGov Hub in September 2015. As Director she oversees all strategy, operations, and programs for this growing social enterprise, and leads the design and implementation of programs to promote collaboration, innovation and learning across the Hub network of 40 member organizations. In 2015 she received a Master of Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, where she was a Pforzheimer Nonprofit Fellow and focused on linking democracy/governance with social entrepreneurship/innovation. Nada was a consultant for the OECD through her applied Master’s thesis, which analyzed the opinions of 100 local civil society groups about open government reforms in Tunisia. She also performed research on nonprofit collaborations, published by the Stanford Social Innovation Review.
From 2011-2013, Nada was Founding Program Coordinator for Civil Society Partnerships at The Project on Middle East Democracy (POMED). There she created and led an unprecedented program that supported a dozen local watchdogs and think tanks in several transitioning Arab countries in the wake of the Arab Spring.
Nada is currently a board member for Rhize, an organization supporting people-powered social movements around the world. Over the last decade, she has supported 50+ nonprofits (based in the US and around the world) in many different capacities. These experiences fuel her passion for social impact and civic innovation, globally and locally. She has a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations and Arabic from Michigan State University. In 2009 she received the Truman Scholarship for leadership and public service.

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Some Top 10 Takeaways from Tbilisi

Over 2,000 advocates from nearly 100 countries convened in beautiful Tbilisi, Georgia in July for a hectic week to explore how we can collectively enhance the global work of open government. So, what did we learn in the process? This…

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