Tonusree Basu

Program Officer, Civil Society Engagement

As Program Officer, Tonu supports organizations advocating for socio-economic and political reforms to engage with OGP. She also supports civil society in a subset of European countries. Tonu has consulted on various open government projects, including with Transparency for Development at the Harvard Kennedy School, UN Women, and the World Bank. She serves on the founding Executive Committee of SNS India, that promotes social accountability and citizen participation in policy, part of the National Campaign for People's Right to Information. Previously, Tonu managed the media and civic engagement program of India's independent parliamentary research initiative - PRS Legislative Research. She has also worked on public sector innovation, launching and managing a global policy and practitioner network based in San Francisco. She holds an MSc in Politics and Communication from the London School of Economics and an MPA from Harvard Kennedy School, where she was a Public Service Fellow.