Alex Read has over a decade’s international democratic governance experience, specialising in institution building during democratic transitions and in post-conflict settings. Alex helped to establish and manage a civil society organisation supporting the Parliament of Cambodia in the early 2010s. He worked under the UNDP/IPU Parliamentary Strengthening Programme in Myanmar from 2015-2020, as Senior Technical Advisor from 2018. His professional experience includes decentralization and local governance, public policy, SDGs, gender equality and women’s political empowerment. Research interests include the intersection of technology and democracy and its effects in the Global South.