Sangita Sigdyal joined the Open Government Partnership in November 2014 as its Director of Operations. She is responsible for OGP’s operations including finance, human resources and other functions to effectively carry out OGP’s four-year strategy. Prior to joining OGP, she worked with the World Bank Group to develop a strategic roadmap, to launch the Open Contracting Partnership, and to advise the Board Chair on board/governance matters. She brings over 10 years’ experience in senior management including multi-stakeholder initiatives and NGOs. Among her previous experiences, she was Managing Director of the Microcredit Summit Campaign, a global platform and MSI that advocates for and advances microfinance as an effective tool for poverty alleviation. She led the Campaign’s strategic direction and oversaw its programs including monitoring and evaluation, its flagship regional and global summits and external affairs function. She was a council member of the Global Action Network (now Innovations for Scaling Impact, which launched the Global Initiative for Fiscal Transparency). Prior to her work with MSIs, she served as Chief Operating Officer of the Association for Conflict Resolution for five years, and as a management consultant for another five. She currently serves on the boards of HelpAge USA and COMMITTED, USA. She holds an MPA from Columbia University’s School for International and Public Affairs (SIPA) and a BA from Ithaca College. She was born and raised in Nepal, and currently resides in the Washington, DC area with her family.
Alas, it is the final day of OGP’s Third Global Summit in Mexico City and my first OGP summit. I joined the partnership exactly one year ago. As I celebrate my first anniversary I am astounded by what this multi…