Kersti Ruth Wissenbach

Activist Researcher
Profilbild Kersti Wissenbach
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Kersti R. Wissenbach is a political sociologist working at the intersection of communication, technologies, and civic rights since the early 2000s. She has worked with activist groups, NGOs, and public institutions leading the strategic planning, policy advice, and implementation of diverse civic participation processes around the globe, including Rwanda, Mozambique, Nigeria, and Cambodia.

She is specialized in participatory and activist research and inclusive community processes. Having focused on participatory development communication processes and power dynamics in transnational communities throughout all her career, Kersti is working with a variety of co-creative methods to enable inclusive and context-driven project and strategy design processes.

Kersti is the research lead of Berlin based Konnektiv Kollektiv, working on the intersection of digital transformation and socio-political change. She also serves as Senior Content Lead of the Global Innovation Gathering, supporting GIG in its community and sustainability growth.