Our Data Extractors
Meet our Data Extractors who dig for data in order to increase transparency across the globe. Check out their profiles here to find out what they do and why. Find out more about the PWYP Data Extractors programme.
Year 1 Data Extractors
Dominic has been a Senior Campaigner in Global Witness’s Oil, Gas and Mining Team, based in the UK, focusing on mandatory revenue transparency since September 2012. Dominic has led Global Witness’s contributions to a number of PWYP initiatives, including towards effective transposition of the EU Accounting and Transparency Directives in the UK, as well as promoting strong US rules to implement Section 1504 of the Dodd‐Frank Act in the US. He has conducted investigations and worked closely with PWYP members in producer countries to further these aims.
Read his Data Extractor Case Study: Developing a handbook for using project-level data
Edmond is the Economic and Social Accountability Programme Specialist for Caritas Zambia. He is one of the founding members of the Publish What You Pay Zambia and the current PWYP Zambia Coordinator. Edmond has 12 years of expertise in research, tax policy, extractive industry and environmental analysis, budget and policy analysis, poverty monitoring and managing programmes and projects. Edmond has a Masters in International Trade and Investment Law, and is pursuing a PhD in Economics. He was a member of the Zambia Extractive Industry Transparency initiative (ZEITI) from 2009 to 2015 and is currently a Board member and treasurer of the International Alliance for Natural Resources in Africa (IANRA). He is also the current Eastern and Southern African Representative on the African Steering Committee since 2012, initially being the alternate until 2015.
Miles coordinates the UK national chapter of the Publish What You Pay coalition. He has worked as a writer, editor, researcher and campaigner on human rights and sustainable development for more than 20 years, focusing most recently on transparency and accountability in the extractive industries. He was closely involved in PWYP’s advocacy in relation to the European Union Accounting and Transparency Directives’ requirements for country-by-country reporting and the UK’s implementation of these requirements in domestic law, and he represents civil society on the UK Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) Multi-Stakeholder Group.
You can follow Miles on twitter @MilesLitvinoff
Read his blog on Shell’s 2015 reports to governments using open data here
Read his Data Extractor Case Study: Using UK company data as an accountability tool
Meliana is a research and knowledge manager in Publish What You Pay Indonesia; she got her Master’s Degree in International Relations at Gadjah Mada University. In 2012-2013 She took part as researcher for the Centre of World Trade Study, Gadjah Mada University, and was actively involved in the discussions of industrial development, especially focusing on the industrial development for forest product. In 2014 she was trusted to handle IKAT-US project of PWYP Indonesia on facilitated lesson learnt from the success story of Southeast Asian countries for both CSOs and government to improve the extractive governance.
Read her Data Extractor Case Study: Why mandatory disclosures matter for Indonesia
Waseem holds an MA from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University and a BA in Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh. He is interested visualizing and contextualizing the data gained through disclosure requirements for oil, gas, and mining companies as a step towards translating transparency into meaningful accountability. He is the Policy Advisor at Publish What You Pay United States. His work includes research, writing, and strategy for coalition efforts to secure a strong implementing rule for Section 1504 of the Dodd Frank Act. He has previously worked on extractive industries governance with the World Bank, on transparency and accountability with the Open Society Foundations, and international human rights law with the Open Society Justice Initiative.
You can follow Waseem on twitter @waseemmardini
Jana is the Director of Publish What You Pay United States and leads the coalition’s efforts to bring transparency and accountability to the oil, gas, and mining sector. As part of her work with the Data Extractors, she plans to dig deeper into oil, gas and mining tax payments (or lack thereof) to the U.S. government. These explorations will take place on Extract‐A‐Fact, a site launched by PWYP‐US in June 2016, which will feature trainings on how to find, analyze and visualize extractives data, as well as blogs posts which will seek to answer questions critical to extractive communities.
Read Jana’s Data Extractor Case Study: Is the United States getting a good deal on its natural resources? A taxing question
Camilo holds an MSc in Conservation Ecology (Resource Governance) from the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa. He is president and research coordinator of KUWUKA JDA – Youth Development and Environmental Advocacy in Mozambique. Member of the Mozambican EITI MSG, the steering committee of CSO platform on natural resources and extractive industry and PWYP country chapter coordinator and PWYP data extractor. He also served as head researcher of environment and land research unit at Cruzeiro do Sul Research Institute and as SARW’s country coordinator and advocacy officer in Mozambique.
Quentin is the coordinator of PCQVP France (PWYP France), a coalition of 15 French organizations working together to improve transparency and accountability in the mining, oil and gas sector. Quentin is part of the Data Extractors programme which aims to develop tools and methodologies which find, analyze and visualize public data related to the extractive sector. As part of the program, Quentin is working with colleagues from France and around the world to use the data to advocate for fair distribution of revenues generated from the resources through increased transparency and improved accountability.
Read his Data Extractor Case Study: Sapin II: a very opaque transparency bill in France
Mukasiri is a ZELA economic governance officer, accountant, researcher, blogger with a passion on mineral resource governance essentially mineral revenue tracking & analysis.
Read his Data Extractor Case Study: Community data literacy for demand driven change
Prior to joining PWYP Indonesia, Dewi worked as a junior researcher and field assistant at The Center for Urban and Regional Research at the University of Indonesia. Currently at Publish What You Pay Indonesia, she is a data analyst of extractives and EITI Indonesia officer. She is interested in and works on open data, natural resources management and climate change. She has a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Indonesia. On the PWYP Data Extractor programme she uses her open data skills to analyse extractive companies’ project-level data payment to government and to visualise it for Publish What You Pay campaign on mandatory revenue disclosures.
Marco is a research and communications analyst by day, data extractor by night, weekends and holidays. He works at Bantay Kita Publish What Pay Philippines with key interest in the use of technology to address community issues. As a data extractor, he aims to make data work for communities by allowing them to use project-level data. He aims to give key stakeholders in the extractive industries a better understanding of the affected communities. He has a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of the Philippines School of Economics.
Read his blog on the 5+ tools every Data Extractor needs to know
Read his Data Extractor Case Study: Making DATA work for communities project
Year 2 Data Extractors
Charlotte Boyer is French and has worked at the Justice and Peace Commission of Pointe Noire for PWYP Congo since 2013. She works mainly on a project enabling citizens to track public expenditures in priority sectors and therefore conducts a yearly field analysis on the implementation of the health budget. She also closely follows the EITI process, in order to help make civil society voices heard. Thanks to the Data Extractor Program, she’ll be able to better use available data, made public by companies, but also regarding public expenditures.
Jessie has been the National Coordinator of Publish What You Pay (PWYP) Australia, a coalition of 30 organisations campaigning for greater transparency and accountability in the mining, oil and gas industries, since 2015. She is a member of the Australian EITI MSG and is active in the Australian OGP process. She is using her data extractors work to identify knowledge gaps in Australian extractive data and working to address those through research and advocacy for an Australian mandatory reporting requirement. Before joining PWYP Australia, Jessie was based in Dili, Timor Leste as a gender officer with Seeds of Life and has also worked as a Ministerial Adviser to the South Australian Government. She has a Bachelor of Social Science from the University of Adelaide.
Keep up to date with her work on Twitter
Sasha Caldera leads advocacy campaign mobilisation with Engineers Without Borders Canada (EWB). Prior to this, he was based in Uganda working with EWB’s African programmes. Sasha holds an M.A from Royal Roads University where he focused his research on fair trade. As the co-founder of Fair Trade Vancouver, Sasha was nominated for the Prime Minister’s Volunteer Award. His commentary has appeared in The Globe & Mail. Sasha currently resides in Toronto.
Tafadzwa is PWYP South Africa’s National Coordinator and a development professional with over 10 years’ experience in Advocacy, Program and Administrative Management, Public Policy and Research. She drives and shapes social justice work in the critical areas of extractives, human rights, tax justice and governance. She holds a Bachelor of Social Sciences (Economics) from Africa University in Zimbabwe and is completing a Master in Peace and Governance. She sits on the boards of Centre for Natural Resource Governance in Zimbabwe and WoMin (A feminist alliance of women against destructive mining).