Theo Chiviru joined the OGP Support Unit in 2017 and is currently the Regional Lead, Africa and the Middle East. He is responsible for team management, strategic leadership, advocacy, and establishing a wide range of partnerships with multilateral organizations, civil society, and governments in the region. Theo is also supporting OGP members, both government and civil society, to develop and implement open government reforms.
Before joining OGP, Theo was a Policy Manager for Transparency and Accountability at One Campaign. He led policy projects and government engagements on governance, debt, public service delivery, and financing development in Africa. He has managed research, advocacy, and policy programs working with the Institute for Democracy in Africa (Idasa), Catholic Bishops’ Conference and, Save the Children Sweden. Theo is also a co-founder of New Thinking Development. This start-up initiative encourages collective action between government, business, and civil society to promote citizen-focused innovation and policymaking in Zimbabwe.
Every so often, simple ideas simply work. When Cabo Verde’s National Assembly set out to break down barriers to citizen engagement, they got out the sledgehammer.
De vez en cuando, las ideas sencillas pueden funcionar. Cuando la Asamblea Nacional de Cabo Verde se propuso eliminar las barreras que limitaban la participación ciudadana, lo hicieron con toda la fuerza.