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Per Aarvik

Affiliated expert, Chr. Michelsen Institute

I am a researcher and writer on applied digital technology for humanitarianism, development, governance and anti-corruption. Social media data, satellite imagery, geographical information systems, and applied artificial intelligence are among my interests.

I hold a Master's degree in Democracy Building from the Department of Comparative Politics, University of Bergen, Norway. My thesis focused on the potential of crowdsourced civil society election monitoring as a tool to combat election fraud.

In addition, I have a background from journalism, advertising, and higher design education – as a practitioner, educator, and in managerial roles. In recent years I have led digital humanitarian work during disasters and in democracy projects.