Gopa Kumar Thampi
The Asia Foundation
Gopa Kumar Thampi served as Consultant and Governance Advisor in about 20 countries across Africa, Asia, and Eastern Europe with development partners, state institutions, public agencies, and civil society organizations focusing on issues of governance and government reform, public accountability, and capacity building. Gopa was instrumental in setting up the Global and South Asia hubs of the Affiliated Network for Social Accountability (ANSA), which he led until 2011. He was the former Head of the Asia Desk at the Transparency International Secretariat and the Executive Director of the Public Affairs Centre, India. Gopa is also Founding Member and former President of IT for Change and has served in the Governing Board of Building Partnerships for Development. He holds a doctorate in Entrepreneurial Studies from University of Kerala, India and postgraduate qualifications in Economics and Journalism & Mass Communication. He is an alumnus of the European Center for Peace Studies, Austria.
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