Ankitha Cheerakathil is currently the Executive Director in India of Institute H21, a Czech think tank based in Prague and working on participatory governance using civic tech and innovative voting systems for improved consensus in collective decision-making. She is leading Institute H21’s strategy, partnership development and projects in India and an entrepreneurial role by modifying the strategies and vision of the Prague office to local contexts and realities in India. A published author, she is an alumna of St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University and the Paris School of International Affairs, Sciences Po. She is also a member of the core research and curriculum development team of the School of Collective Intelligence at Université Mohammed VI Polytechnique, Morocco. Her research interests include social innovations for improved governance and citizen participation in developing countries.