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The Team

Meet the team behind Open Contracting India initiative.


  • We are a research lab working at the intersection of data, tech, design and social science to strengthen the course of civic engagements in India.

    We work to harness the potential of open knowledge movements and better enable citizens to engage in matters of public reform.

    We aim to grow data and tech literacy of governments, non-profits, think-tanks, media houses, universities, and more to enable data-driven decision making at scale.

  • The Open Contracting Partnership is an independent non-profit public charity 501(c)(3) working in over 50 countries.

    We are a silo-busting collaboration across governments, businesses, civil society, and technologists to open up and transform government contracting worldwide. Bringing open data and open government together, we make sure public money is spent openly, fairly and effectively on public contracts, the single biggest item of spending by most governments. They are a government’s number one corruption risk and they are vital to make sure citizens get the services that they deserve.


Meet the doers & builders

  • Gaurav Godhwani

    Gaurav Godhwani

  • Gavin Hayman

    Gavin Hayman

    Executive DirectorOpen Contracting Partnership
  • Bernadine Fernz

    Bernadine Fernz

    Head of InfrastructureOpen Contracting Partnership
  • Nanda Sihombing

    Nanda Sihombing

    Senior Program Manager for AsiaOpen Contracting Partnership
  • Kabeer


    Project LeadCivicDataLab
  • Shreya Agrawal

    Shreya Agrawal

    Data EngineerCivicDataLab
  • Abhinav


    Backend EngineerCivicDataLab
  • Shoaib Ahmed

    Shoaib Ahmed

    Frontend EngineerCivicDataLab
  • Rutwik Phatak

    Rutwik Phatak

    Procurement SpecialistConsultant
  • Upasana Hembram

    Upasana Hembram

    Tech Policy FellowCivicDataLab
  • Preethi Govindarajan

    Preethi Govindarajan