The Engine Room
Alix has a background in research about and training in the use of technology and media for social change. She spent 2009 and 2010 studying the use of social networks in Egypt to create alternative political models in emerging democracy movements. During that time, she worked with the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies — the largest Arab human rights NGO in the world — influencing organizational technology policy and designing programs for national advocacy in the MENA region.
She has worked as training coordinator for the SaferMobile program of MobileActive.org and as a program advisor for Tactical Tech. She holds an M.A.in Media Studies from University of Oslo and a B.A. from Colorado College.
In the past years Caroline has actively been working on guiding development organisations through the game changing process of opening up on the valuable data they hold, the information on their activities and the money they spend.
She specialized in an innovative strategic approach to implementing the IATI Standard in a relevant and meaningful way so it creates value both on an organisation level as on a societal level, rather than just focus on compliance.
This follows her extensive career that started in 1990 in strategic marketing and communications in the private sector. Having worked in senior positions for marketleaders in The Netherlands like Ahold, KPN, Unilever and Sara Lee but also international advertising agencies like BBDO and TBWA.
She currently works on strategic open data implementation with her organization DataOpeners for several NGO's and The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.