Paul Maassen is Director for Civil Society Engagement at the Open Government Partnership. His team supports in all participating and aspiring countries to understand and strategically use OGP. He previously worked as Head of Finance and Partnerships for WWF International' Global Climate & Energy Initiative and with Dutch development organisation Hivos as programme manager for the global ICT & Media programme. He was involved in the establishment of the East African citizen agency initiative Twaweza, and attained private sector experience with Dutch telecom company KPN. He holds an MSC in industrial engineering and management. Paul is based in Brussels (Belgium) and is hosted by the Dutch development agency Hivos.