Veronica Cretu is President of the Open Government Institute, Moldova and currently an Envoy to the Open Government Partnership (OGP). She is a former member of the Civil Society Steering Committee of the Open Government Partnership (OGP), years 2013-2016. With MA in Contemporary Diplomacy from University of Malta, Veronica is very much involved in the implementation and promotion of the principles of open government, open data, open education, ICT4D, transparency, citizen-engagement and participation in policy making both nationally and internationally.
Veronica served on important international committees and boards among which: Internet Governance Forum Multi-stakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) under UN Secretary General; member of the Nominating Committee of ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbering) and member of the ICANN’s At large advisory committee. She was a member of the selection committee for the Coordination Council on the implementation of the Open Government Partnership initiative in Ukraine earlier this year.
Her other areas of expertise include open government, citizen engagement, capacity development, critical thinking methodology, gender equality, community development, strategic planning. Veronica works closely with the World Bank, Council of Europe, UNDP Ukraine, Open Contracting Partnership (OCP), E-Governance Academy Estonia, and brings a rich experience of having worked in/with a number of countries around the globe among which Liberia, Turkey, Nepal, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Mexico, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan.